Eli Roth’s new cannibal horror, The Green Inferno, is set to play as part of the Toronto Film Festival’s Midnight Madness on September 7th, and the film has just gone infront of the US MPAA to get its rating.
The rating has come back as R “for aberrant violence and torture, grisly disturbing images, brief graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.”
Now this is good news indeed, and let’s be fair, there aren’t many cannibal horrors which get ratings much less than that. The film is heavily influenced by the classic Italian cannibal horrors from the 70’s and 80’s, so fans of Cannibal Holocaust and Cannibal Ferox should have a good idea what to expect.
The use of the word “aberrant” is touched on by the official TIFF website, they say: Check out Roth’s past MPAA scorecards. His violence started as “strong,” then went to “brutal,” then “sadistic,” and finally to The Green Inferno’s particularly evocative “aberrant.” That’s called “growing as a filmmaker.”
What we should be expecting here then is Roth really going for it with the violence, and even more so than what he did with Hostel 1 and 2, so those looking for something really nasty in horror should definitely add The Green Inferno to their must-see list!
Eli Roth’s (“Hostel”, “Cabin Fever”) The Green Inferno stars Lorenza Izzo (“Aftershock”), Ariel Levy(“Aftershock”), Aaron Burns, Daryl Sabara (“John Carter”, “Machete”), Kirby Bliss Blanton (“Project X”), Magda Apanowicz and actress/singer Sky Ferreria. Worldview Entertainment, a leading independent motion picture production and investment company, is financing and producing the horror thriller, which is directed by Eli Roth and based on a screenplay he co-wrote with “Aftershock” co-writer Guillermo Amoedo.
The flick is inspired by Italian mondo films like Ruggero Deodato’s notorious 1980 Cannibal Holocaust and Antonio Climati’s 1988 Natura contro (also known as The Green Inferno and Cannibal Holocaust II). The Green Inferno follows an idealistic student and a group of naive do-gooders who are captured by cannibalistic Indios after their plane crash lands in the Peruvian jungle.