It was supposed to hit theaters last September, but Eli Roth’s cannibal gore fest The Green Inferno was pulled and shelved indefinitely. Now, however, it has a new release date, and will make its way into theaters this September, opening September 25.
I guess it’s possible this is an elaborate ruse on the part of BH Tilt, part of Blumhouse Productions, like a Lucy-with-the-football from Peanuts, but as of now, The Green Inferno will hit 1000 theaters nationwide this fall, which is good news for gore hounds. At least according to Roth's Facebook account.
Following in the footsteps of films like Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Ferox, and really any exploitation movie with the word cannibal in the title, The Green Inferno follows a group of student activists who make the mistake of travelling to the Amazon in order to protect an endangered tribe from extinction. Their plane crashes in the jungle and low and behold, they’re discovered by the very tribe they intended to save, but they’re cannibals and you can imagine the unpleasantness that unfolds from there.
Check out the trailer below to reacquaint yourself with The Green Inferno before September 25 roles around.
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