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Eli Roth

Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora (Bialis), a painter, and Sheldon H. Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. His family is Jewish (from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland). He began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and vomiting, and deciding he ... See full bio »

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 2016 Cabin Fever (executive producer) (post-production)
 2015 Lake Mead (executive producer) / (producer) (post-production)
 2015 One Minute Horror (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Stalk (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Vandals (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Click Bait (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Smashing Pumpkins (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Stormy Night (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Real Scares (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Dan (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Antonio (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Ari (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.10 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Samantha (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 The Man with the Iron Fists 2 (executive producer)
 2015/I Knock Knock (producer)
 2013-2015 Hemlock Grove (TV Series) (executive producer - 33 episodes)
- Episode #3.9 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.8 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.7 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.6 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.5 (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 South of Hell (TV Series)
 2014 Clown (producer)
 2014/IV The Stranger (producer)
 2014 The Green Inferno Survival (Video Game) (producer)
 2013 The Green Inferno (producer)
 2013 The Sacrament (producer)
 2013 The Last Exorcism Part II (producer)
 2012 The Man with the Iron Fists (producer)
 2012 Aftershock (producer)
 2011 Curiosity (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- How Evil Are You? (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010 The Last Exorcism (producer)
 2007 Hostel: Part II (producer)
 2007 Grindhouse (producer - fake trailer segment)
 2005 Hostel (producer)
 2005 2001 Maniacs (producer)
 2004 Cabin Fever: Beneath the Skin (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2003 The Rotten Fruit (Video short) (producer)
 2002 Cabin Fever (producer)
 1999 Chowdaheads (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1994 Restaurant Dogs (Short) (producer)
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David Kaufbird | Eli R. Roth


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[on shooting of Hostel (2005) in the Czech Republic] The thing that is wonderful about shooting in Prague is that there is such an incredible wealth of talent. We are probably the only American movie that has gone in and used a local crew and a Czech DP. Every other movie that shoots there brings in their own crew and department heads. So the local actors will get roles like bus boy #3 or have ... See more »


Filmed "The Green Inferno" in an Amazonian village with no electricity or running water, only accessible by motorboat. The village was so remote the natives had never before seen a movie or television. To get permission, Roth's producers brought a generator, television and DVD player and explained to the entire village what a movie was. The film they showed was "Cannibal Holocaust." The natives ... See more »


Classical orchestral score. Roth prefers the "classical" style of filmmaking, and scores his films with classical instruments. His one use of electronic music was a conscious choice for his "Grindhouse" trailer "Thanksgiving" to parody the era, but for his features Roth uses classical music. His favorite scores are "Psycho," "Jaws," and "The Shining," as well as Angelo Badalamenti's music, and ... See more »



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