‘The Green Inferno’ Trailer: Eli Roth’s Delayed Cannibal Horror Returns
The Green Inferno first premiered at Fantastic Fest in 2013, with promises to hit theaters sometime last year. Then it ran into some distribution disputes and soon found itself languishing in limbo for over a year. But now you’ll finally have a chance to see Eli Roth’s cannibal horror flick, which has just revealed a new official trailer for your, um, consumption.
Roth’s film centers on a group of college-age activists who embark on a mission to the Amazon to save the rainforest — what they find instead is an old tribe that still honors the tradition of cannibalism. The kids in the film are obnoxious and privileged, and their mission to the Amazon isn’t so much about saving the earth or its more primitive people, but of making themselves look better.
That makes their unfortunate run-in with the cannibal tribe all the more rewarding — sometimes people don’t want to be “saved.” The Green Inferno isn’t that intellectual or satirical, but it is a blood-drenched and at times enjoyable horror flick. The Green Inferno was actually the title of the film-within-a-film in Cannibal Holocaust, one of the ‘70s Italian films Roth is honoring here.
The Green Inferno stars Lorena Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, Sky Ferreira and Richard Burgi, and hits theaters on September 25.