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.”
The documentary Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever - a look at horror’s slasher film boom – is hitting UK DVD May 13th. While we don’t have any word on a U.S. release, we do have a trailer to share with you.
Filleting-up numerous facts, which will appeal to both the seasoned follower of shock-cinema, and the more passive fan of fear-films, and featuring interviews with Corey Feldman (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter), Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), Mick Garris (Masters of Horror), Tom Holland (Child’s Play), Jeffrey Reddick (creator: Final Destination), Adam Green (Hatchet) and Scott Spiegel (producer: Hostel series) to name but a few, this is a documentary which aptly investigates the appeal of the ever-endurable stalk and slash trend. Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever explores all of the genre’s most famous features – including Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween and Friday the 13th – as well as various cult obscurities and long forgotten flops!
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.
Here is the first official trailer for the upcoming MISCHIEF NIGHT(note, link does not work in Chrome), directed by Travis Baker (who worked on films such as HOSTEL, and 2001 MANIACS).
In The film a teenaged babysitter is stalked by a masked madman but in an unusual turn of events, when victim and victimizer come face-to-face, they begin to develop romantic feelings for each other. From what we know of the casting thus far, the film will star Malcolm McDowell, Brooke Anne Smith, Marc Valera, and Erik Palladino. I have never heard of 3 of the 4 cast members, but one or two of them may shine in this flick. It seems like a strange blend of HALLOWEEN, SCREAM, TRICK ‘r TREAT, and Romantic Comedies (perhaps the most horrifying of all cinema genres).
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…