MPAA CALLS ELI ROTH’S THE GREEN INFERNO “ABERRANT”

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What can I say about Eli Roth? While I dug Cabin Fever (I liked Cabin Fever 2 a lot better for some reason), Hostel was just an excuse to gore up the place. Hostel 2 was an improvement, but Eli Roth seems to have really hit his stride as a producer. News, however, has been slowly leaking out about his newest directorial effort THE GREEN INFERNO, which looks to be his take on the classic Italian cannibal flicks of the 70’s and early 80’s. Drawing from such notorious films as Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Ferox (aka Make Them Die Slowly – also an early White Zombie album title) and others. One thing that can be said about Eli Roth, however, is that the man definitely loves the red red groovy and that (and his producing prowess) is one thing he has going for him.

So what does that mean? Eli Roth is nothing if not a product of his influences. Cabin Fever was full of obvious references to The Evil Dead, The Hills Have Eyes, etc. and if he’s been watching the cannibal classics he’s had to have picked up on one defining connection between all of them: grue, blood, and gore galore. In addition to the photo that’s been released from Roth about the film, the MPAA has officially labeled the film “Aberrant.”

CONTINUE READING FOR MORE ON THE GREEN INFERNO INCLUDING THE FULL RESOLUTION STILL FROM THE FILM!

THE FIRST TEASER TRAILER FOR CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO

A new sales trailer has hit the web for the second Cabin Fever sequel, CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO. Shooting began August 13 in the Dominican Republic, where the production company behind the film, Indomina, has part of its operations. It also plans to shoot CABIN FEVER: OUTBREAK in the Dominican Republic (more on that in a minute).

Original CABIN FEVER producer Evan Astrowsky and his Hypotenuse Pictures is also producing. Jake Wade Wall (THE HITCHER, WHEN A STRANGER CALLS) wrote the screenplay that:

Centers on a bachelor party cruise in the Caribbean unexpectedly running ashore on a medical research island, a deadly virus is unleashed.

The plan is to segue this film into a fourth sequel, CABIN FEVER: OUTBREAK to be penned by Adam and Deborah Marcus.

KEEP READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR THE NEW TRAILER AND MORE!

AN APPROPRIATELY GORY TRAILER FOR ELI ROTH’S GORETORIUM

 

Director Eli Roth gives fans a first-look into Sin City’s most terrifying horror experience, Eli Roth’s GORETORIUM, with a gruesome video trailer debut on Friday, August 10. The 30-second video gives a glimpse of what guests will be exposed to should they dare to take a tour through Las Vegas first year-round haunt, opening this September.

Get a brief glimpse into Roth’s twisted plans for the world’s first GORETORIUM where his unfiltered approach to horror will be brought from the screen to reality when the mythical Hotel Delmont comes to terrifying life on the Las Vegas Strip.

The self-guided horror experience begins in the lobby of the eerie hotel and unveils gruesome sights of past hotel guest victims, and the serial-killing family behind the deeds at every turn. Employing high-tech Vegas showmanship with old-fashioned scares, the terrifying labyrinth of live actors, animatronic frights and stunning special effects is contained in a vintage hotel setting that rivals Hollywood’s best movie sets. Fans can expect both the trailer and GORETORIUM to have all the gory, classic scares amplified with the edgy spin that has made Roth the new mastermind of horror genre.

Eli Roth’s GORETORIUM is the brainchild of Roth, best known as the creator of the “Hostel” and “Cabin Fever” franchises, and for his role in front of the camera as Donny “The Bear Jew” Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” for which he won SAG Best Ensemble and BFCA Critic’s Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble. His film label “Eli Roth Presents” produced the enormously successful horror hit “The Last Exorcism,” and he currently is shooting the horror series “Hemlock Grove” for Netflix.

CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO CASTING NEWS

Variety reports that the Kaare Andrews directed sequel CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO, has begun casting with the news that Sean Astin (THE LORD OF THE RINGS, GOONIES), Brando Eaton (DEXTER, AMERICAN HORROR STORY), and Ben Hollingsworth have signed on to the film.

Shooting will start August 13 in the Dominican Republic, where the production company behind the film, Indomina, has part of its operations. It also plans to shoot CABIN FEVER: OUTBREAK in the Dominican Republic (more on that in a minute).

Original CABIN FEVER producer Evan Astrowsky and his Hypotenuse Pictures is also producing. Jake Wade Wall (THE HITCHER, WHEN A STRANGER CALLS) wrote the screenplay that:

Centers on a bachelor party cruise in the Caribbean unexpectedly running ashore on a medical research island, a deadly virus is unleashed.

The plan is to segue this film into a fourth sequel, CABIN FEVER: OUTBREAK to be penned by Adam and Deborah Marcus.

Personal note: this sounds like it’s going to be absolutely dreadful. I actually enjoyed the first CABIN FEVER, and liked the second as well, even if it was taken out of Ti West’s hands and mucked with, it was a funny flick. But this…this sounds like it’s going to sway a bit too much into SyFy territory. But I’ll wait to pass complete judgement on it until I actually see it. I may be surprised.

TRAILER FOR ‘CABIN FEVER 2′

Posted on 14th December 2009 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , ,

I’m not the first, nor will I be the last to say, well, this movie looks like stirfry shit on toast with shit on the side!  Good GAWD it looks awful.  Other than all that, I’ll reserve my opinions till I see it.  Below is a trailer if you want to see it, which you might, so here it is…

Thanks to ShockTillYouDrop.

ELI ROTH PUSSYIN’ OUT FOR PETA

Posted on 12th September 2009 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

In case you weren’t aware, I’m not the biggest fan of ELI ROTH over here at BACKWOODSHORROR.COM.  It may have something to do with the fact that he’s gone from fan of the genre to pompous ass who thinks he can do no wrong.  That’s right, HOSTEL (1 & 2) can lick my nuts.  He makes terrible, derivative garbage and thinks we should all bow down to his sorry ass.  Well, now he’s gone and put his face out there for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).  In addition to this more than likely HURTING PETA’s image more than helping it, we get another glimpse at just what a hippy shitbag he really is.  “Awwww, don’t hurt da widdle aminals!”
I wonder how much animal testing is done for the massive amount of hair gel the man uses on a daily basis…

‘CABIN IN THE WOODS’ TEASER POSTERS

Shock Till You Drop has put some teaser posters for Joss Whedon’s upcoming, uber-secretive horror flick CABIN IN THE WOODS.  Not overly exciting as, really, we’ve seen it before.  Cabing Fever/Evil Dead anyone?  This film will more than likely be some derivative attempt at a comedic take on the, well, cabin-in-the-woods flick, one of my favorite subgenres.  We’ll see.  Could be interesting.  Check out one of the posters below and click on the poster to see more!

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FIRST PIC FROM ‘CABIN FEVER 2′ SURFACES

From Shock Till You Drop:

An official pic from the long-awaited (by some, anyway) follow up to Eli Roth’s CABIN FEVER, CABIN FEVER 2: SPRING FEVER, has surfaced.  Take a look!

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