Last we heard about Eli Roth’s anticipated return to the horror genre with The Green Inferno was back in May with just a few details regarding the plot. Roth recently spoke with Movieline revealing some very cool stuff about the Cannibal Holocaust inspired film. The November shoot is just on the horizon where Roth will be filming in a village where the people who live there have never seen a movie before. How crazy that must be for the villagers; going from never even seeing a film before, to having one shot right in their home.
Roth is taking a small film crew to the remote village up the Amazon River that has “no electricity, no running water, nothing.” And what exactly will the villagers be getting in return? “We’re giving these people a boat They have no contact with the outside world and we’re giving them a motorboat and we’re giving them medical supplies and school supplies, so they’re ecstatic. The one thing they need is a boat. They were like, ‘This will literally change our lives’.”
Since the villagers had never seen a movie before Roth and his crew showed them a screening of the most logical movie they could think of. Cannibal Holocaust. “The villagers thought it was the funniest thing they’d ever seen.” These villagers must be some cool people because when I first saw Cannibal Holocaust my reaction was the furthest away from thinking it was funny! They sound like some great people and It’s refreshing to see Roth giving these people all the things that they need to make their living better. For that, Roth has become one of the coolest dudes ever.
There still isn’t much on the plot other then it follows a group of New York City student activists who head to the amazon where they plan to protest and save un-contacted tribes.
Have any of you seen Cannibal Holocaust? If so what did you think? I’ve seen it once and I can say that the one time was enough.