A few years back, I had the opportunity to cross a movie off my 'never saw' list that I had been desperate to see for many years. 'Cannibal Holocaust' is a legendary horror film from the early 80's that I had never seen, and it was legendary in stature. Why? Well, for one, the movie is supposed to be one of the most horrifying movies ever filmed! It is so convincing that director Ruggero Deodato was brought up on charges, in his native Italy, because prosecutors were POSITIVE that people actually were killed in making the movie. Yup... he had to produce the (still alive) actors as proof that it was all movie magic. Now that's something I had to see! And I was getting to see it on the big screen at NYC's Sunshine Cinema. How lucky am I? The answer was not very lucky at all. Not because the movie didn't live up to the hype... it did. It was amazing! But it haunted me, down to my core. The creepy music, the horrifying visuals, and the gore all got me deep down... and scared the absolute fuck out of my wife as well! My buddy Jeff Bond and his lovely lady Bri were all blown away by the flick too. It was a very fulfilling experience. So you can imagine how my interest peeked when Eli Roth announced he was throwing his hat into the cannibal film genre. He announced 'The Green Inferno' (which also happened to be the original title for 'Cannibal Holocaust') and planned on shooting it down in Peru. He also found a little tribe in the forest that had NEVER BEEN FILMED before and were willing to participate in the movie. It is about to get real... and with the movie magic we possess today I can't wait to see what he can fool us with. The movie will be arriving on September 5th, 2014... but you can catch a glimpse of the first trailer and movie poster after the jump. Lets see if Eli Roth can pay homage to a classic and still create his own unique cinematic memories...
I think the 4 of us will have to sojourn back to the rainforest together for this one.ReplyDelete