The Green Inferno – movie review

On February 23, 2016 by gorehore

The Green Inferno (2013)


Plot: A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.

Review: Although completed in 2013, Eli Roth‘s The Green Inferno was never officially released until late 2015. Was it worth the wait? Most definitely.

Paying homage to the Italian sub genre of jungle cannibal films of the late 70s and early 80s, he stuck to the formula but respectfully kept the exploitation to a minimum. Most notably the absence of any animal cruelty, rape and torture of the tribe.

The pacing is almost a carbon copy of Hostel. Hey if it ain’t broke why fix it? We get to know the characters and their stories before the nightmare begins. You could say the whole movie is a social and political piece but that takes the fun out of it.

Once things get going, blood and dismemberment flow freely. Really not for the squeamish but gore hounds will love it.

The Green Inferno deserves a second and third watch. There are a lot of hidden references to other movies hidden within.

FYI: To get a more visceral experience watch this with some Peruvian BBQ (you will get the joke once you watch it).

Genre: gore, cannibal, disturbing

Rating: 4 Hammer Smashed Faces out of 5


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