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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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Grindhouse Producer
Hostel Producer
Cabin Fever
Cabin Fever Producer
Hostel: Part II
Hostel: Part II Producer


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  Lake Mead (executive producer) / (producer) (post-production)
 2016 Cabin Fever (executive producer)
 2015-2016 Real Scares (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 15 episodes)
- Paranormal: TJ (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Paranormal: Jean-Pierre (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Dan (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Antonio (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Ari (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 South of Hell (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Take Life Now (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Blood Relations (2015) ... (executive producer)
- I See You (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The One That Got Away (2015) ... (executive producer)
- South of the Border (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Violet (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer)
 2015 1 Minute Horror (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- The Elevator (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Cannibal (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The VISITors (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Stalk (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Vandals (2015) ... (executive producer)
  #15SecondScare (TV Series short) (producer - 13 episodes, 2015) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- It's Me Jessica (2015) ... (producer)
- Lord Binah ... (producer)
- Sleepless ... (executive producer)
 2013-2015 Hemlock Grove (TV Series) (executive producer - 33 episodes)
- Damascus (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Dire Night on the Worm Moon (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Todos Santos (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Pendant (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Boy in the Box (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Chainsaw (Short) (producer)
 2015 This Forgotten Day in Fright (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2015 Lab Coats: Life After the Zombie Apocalypse (TV Short) (executive producer)
 2015 The Man with the Iron Fists 2 (Video) (executive producer)
 2015/I Knock Knock (producer)
 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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I saw Alien (1979) when I was eight years old. To me, it was like a combination of Jaws (1975) and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and that's the movie that made me want to be a director. It traumatized me. I actually threw up I was so nervous after I saw it but that's like the highest compliment you can give a horror film. Then, when I was 12, I saw The Evil Dead (1981) and that movie ... See more »


His father Sheldon Roth is a world renowned psychiatrist/psychoanalyst and a professor at the Harvard University medical school. His mother Cora Roth is a painter who shows her work at the O.K. Harris gallery in New York City. See more »


Photographs in 2:35 aspect ratio to give his films a 'bigger budget' feel. Roth prefers the widescreen frame, which John Carpenter used in his early films. See more »



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