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.”

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THE OFFICIAL TRAILER HAS HIT FOR KIM HENKEL’S BONEBOYS!

Back in December 2010, we here at Backwoods Horror first reported on some rumblings about a new project directed by WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD writer/directors Duane Graves, and Justin Meeks titled BONEBOYS. In that report, we wrote that Kim Henkel, co-creator of the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and writer/director of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION had ventured into cannibal territory once again. Then, a few weeks ago, we learned that the film would premiere at the 16th annual Fantasia Film Festival, but things have been quiet on the project since.

Now, in celebration of the premiere, the official trailer has hit the web. Check it out after the synopsis along with the official poster below. And be sure to check out the BONEBOYS official website and facebook page, as well as here at Backwoods Horror for more information as it develops. As of this writing, TCM series alumni Ed Neal and Bill Johnson are rumored to have roles in the film with Ali Faulkner, Johnny Walter, Derek Lee Nixon, Tory Tompkins, Gregory Kelly and Sonny Carl Davis also starring.

SYNOPSIS:

A gut-wrenching, non-stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner-city America. A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring Sissy, her brother, Mikey, and friends, Kenny and Barbie, face to face with the macabre world of the Boneboys. Inspired by Jonathan Swift’s cannibalistic tale A Modest Proposal, the Boneboys are international predators who deal in human flesh – dead or alive. Their hunting grounds are the cities of the world.

TEXAS CHAINSAW SCRIBE KIM HENKEL’S ‘BONEBOYS’ MAKES ITS FANTASIA PREMIERE

Back in December 2010, we here at Backwoods Horror first reported on some rumblings about a new project from Kim Henkel, Duane Graves, and Justin Meeks titled BONEBOYS. In that report, we wrote that Kim Henkel, writer of the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and writer/director of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION had ventured into cannibal territory once again, but we hadn’t heard much on the project since.

Serving as the writer and producer of the film, Kim Henkel has teamed up once again (along with being their screenwriting professor in college, he served as producer on the team’s last film THE WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD ) with the directing duo of Justin Meeks and Duane Graves for BONEBOYS which will be having its world premiere at The 16th annual Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. As of this writing, TCM series alumni Ed Neal and Bill Johnson are set to have roles in the film. Now, in preparation of the premiere, a whole slew of stills and poster art has hit the web for the film. Check ’em out after the break!

SYNOPSIS:

A gut-wrenching, non-stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner-city America. A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring Sissy, her brother, Mikey, and friends, Kenny and Barbie, face to face with the macabre world of the Boneboys. Inspired by Jonathan Swift’s cannibalistic tale A Modest Proposal, the Boneboys are international predators who deal in human flesh – dead or alive. Their hunting grounds are the cities of the world.

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WRONG TURN 5: BLOODBATH ART HITS THE WEB

Honestly, I wasn’t even aware that a 4th installment of the backwoods, hillbilly, mutant cannibal franchise had even been made (I’ll have to look into that), and now I’m getting news of poster art and casting for the upcoming WRONG TURN 5: BLOODBATH, and from the title I can already tell, like me, the filmmakers have just checked out and are making substandard slasher fare. Buuuuuuuut, I could be wrong. I watched 1-3 and the only one I could really stomach was the first in the series. Director and writer Declan O’Brien (Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead, Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, Sharktopus) returns to the helm of his third film in the franchise, with Doug Bradley, best known for his role of “Pinhead” in the HELLRAISER films, Camilla Arfwedson, Roxanne McKee, Simon Ginty, Oliver Hoare, Amy Lennox, Luebke, Duncan Wisbey, Kyle Redmond – Jones, Peter Brooke, Radoslav Purvanov (Ratzata), Georgi Karlukovski and Bobi Iliev starring.

SYNOPSIS:

In the next chilling chapter of WRONG TURN, a small West Virginia town is hosting the legendary Mountain Man Festival on Halloween, where throngs of costumed partygoers gather for a wild night of music and mischief. But an inbred family of hillbilly cannibals kill all the fun when they trick and treat themselves to a group of visiting college students who are dying for a good time.

Which looks quite a bit like…

ELI ROTH RETURNS TO DIRECTING WITH MYSTERIOUS ‘GREEN INFERNO’

Posted on 18th May 2012 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , ,

Yesterday, a press release was issued from Exclusive Media and Worldview Entertainment announcing that they would be partnering with Eli Roth for his next directorial feature (the first in some time) titled THE GREEN INFERNO. As of now, not much is known about the project other than Roth co-wrote the script for the film with Guillermo Amoedo from an idea he had while traveling in Chile. I think we can speculate a bit on what the project is going to be about, however, given that Roth is a fan of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST and has something of a history with violent cinema. If you boils ‘n ghouls will remember, the film within a film in Holocaust was The Green Inferno as well. I suppose it’s always possible that this title may be intended to throw us off the scent of what he’s actually up to, but if it’s legit, it may be very safe to assume Roth’s next feature is going to be all about bloody cannibal mayhem. I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see.

Stay tuned to Backwoods Horror for more as this story develops.

‘BONEBOYS’ FINDS KIM HENKEL BACK IN CANNIBAL TERRITORY

Kim Henkel, writer of the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and writer/director of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION has ventured into cannibal territory again with BONEBOYS.  Serving as the writer and producer of the film, he’s teaming up once again with the directing duo of Justin Meeks and Duane Graves.  Kim Henkel, along with being their screenwriting professor in college, served as producer on the team’s last film THE WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD.

The Dallas News gives a brief synopsis: The story tells of a group of people who have adopted the philosophy found in Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” in which the author suggests cannibalism ain’t so bad.

As of this writing, TCM series alumni Ed Neal and Bill Johnson are set to have roles in the film.

NEW ‘WRONG TURN 3′ STILLS HIT THE WEB

Posted on 26th August 2009 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , , , ,

If you head on over to ShockTillYouDrop, there are quite a few new pics from the upcoming WRONG TURN 3.  Just click on the still below to check ’em out!

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