It’s always nice when someone as important as Stephen King gives a horror film his blessing, and he has done just that with Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno.
The homage to the 70’s and 80’s Italian cannibal films has been getting some increasingly strong word of mouth from critics, and King has just written a very positive Tweet:
THE GREEN INFERNO is like a glorious throwback to the drive-in movies of my youth: bloody, gripping, hard to watch, but you can’t look away.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 18, 2015
Eli Roth directs, co-writes and produces The Green Inferno, which arrives in US cinemas on 25th September. The cast includes Lorenza Isso, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, and Kirby Bliss Blanton.
From acclaimed horror director Eli Roth, THE GREEN INFERNO follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rain forest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone… and that no good deed goes unpunished.
Dark and primitive customs still rule the Amazon jungle: cannibalism and other mind, body and soul-destroying rituals. Trapped in the village, these high-tech modern-world students experience the ultimate in primal barbaric terror, suffering unspeakable acts of violence in an intense and chilling rituals reserved only for the most threatening intruders.