In perhaps the best news of the day, the MPAA has officially delivered an expected R rating to Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno. The best part? Here’s the description they gave on the rating, “aberrant violence and torture, grisly disturbing images, brief graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use”. With Roth finally returning to a spot behind the camera of a feature film, you had to know he was going to come out swinging. Inspired by Cannibal Holocaust, The Green Inferno appears to be Roth’s most violent and disturbing film yet, which is saying a lot considering his body of work.
TIFF’s Midnight Madness blog made an awesome discovery on Roth’s past rating scores, saying “Check out Roth’s past MPAA scorecards. His violence started as “strong,” then went to “brutal,” then “sadistic,” and finally to The Green Inferno’s particularly evocative “aberrant.” That’s called “growing as a filmmaker” — well he’s definitely doing something right! The Green Inferno is set to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, so we’ll know soon enough if this one turns out to be as nasty as its rating suggests. For now though, it sounds like this is going to be one hell of a return to the world of horror for Eli Roth and I for one can’t wait to see what he has in store for horror fans.
How far would you go for a cause you believe in? In horror master Eli Roth’s terrifying new film, a group of college students take their humanitarian protest from New York to the Amazon jungle, only to get kidnapped by the native tribe they came to save: a tribe that still practices the ancient rite of cannibalism, and has a healthy appetite for intruders.
Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Magda Apanowicz, and Sky Ferreria all star.