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In 2010, Chile was rocked by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake, the 6th most powerful earthquake ever recorded on a seismic scale. Three hundred died amidst widespread devastation, and a resulting tsunami wiped out entire coastal towns. Aftershocks reached over 6 on the moment magnitude scale and in some areas of the country hit XI (Violent). Renowned horror filmmaker Eli Roth and Chilean director Nicolás López took that dreadful event as the basis for their gory horror film Aftershock. It opens as tourists in an underground nightclub are trapped during a sudden earthquake. They scramble to get above ground risking loss of life and limb. Meanwhile a nearby prison has collapsed and the inmates are at large while looters, rapists »
- Anne Brodie
Tiff’s Midnight Madness program turned 25 this year, and for two and half decades, the hardworking programers have gathered some of the strangest, most terrifying, wild, intriguing and downright entertaining films from around the world. From dark comedies to Japanese gore-fests and indie horror gems, the Midnight Madness program hasn’t lost its edge as one the leading showcases of genre cinema. In its 25-year history, Midnight Madness has introduced adventurous late-night moviegoers to such cult faves as Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused and Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. But what separates Midnight Madness from, say, Montreal’s three and half week long genre festival Fantasia, is that Tiff selects only ten films to make the cut. In other words, these programmers don’t mess around. Last week I decided that I would post reviews of my personal favourite films that screened in past years. And just like the Tiff programmers, »
The Green Inferno horror starring Kirby Bliss Blanton, Daryl Sabara, Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Magda Apanowicz and Sky Ferreria has new photos. Open Road Films picked this up for distribution at the Toronto International Film Festival. The story follows a group of student activists from New York City who travel to the Amazon to protect a dying tribe, but crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they saved. Eli Roth directs and also wrote the screenplay alongside Guillermo Amoedo. Miguel Asensio, Molly Conners, Nicolás López, Christopher Woodrow and Roth produce. »
★☆☆☆☆ The ubiquitous name of Eli Roth adorns the top of this film's title with a 'presented by' credit. The director has managed to carve out a lucrative career producing a number of low-budget genre works, some of which have made a sizeable dent at the box office. Aftershock (2012), a collaboration with Chilean filmmaker Nicolás López, attempts to put an intriguing disaster movie spin on the kind of gore-heavy exploitation fare synonymous with its co-creator, yet it ultimately fails miserably. In a set-up surprisingly similar to the first Hostel outing, three horny travellers (including Roth) are making their way around Chile.
The group's journey brings them into contact with a trio of pleasure-seeking girls, whom they bond and sample the culture with together. All is going well it seems until one fateful night as they frequent yet another club and are caught up in a devastating earthquake. Aftershock starts off like »
- CineVue UK
Kick-Ass 2 (15)
The amateur Avengers return, though the sequel finds them weighed down by their superhero lifestyles, or is it audience expectations? The ingredients that made the first movie such a pleasure are all here – absurd alter-egos, ultraviolence, high-school angst, swearing – just minus the element of surprise. As a result, this incident-packed story struggles to recapture that balance between comic-book zaniness and real-world teen comedy.
2 Guns (15)
Two double-crossed undercover agents must unravel a convoluted conspiracy (and learn to get along, of course) in what could almost be a Lethal Weapon reboot. Washington and Wahlberg spark off each other nicely, which is all that's needed. »
- Steve Rose
Aftershock was released to Blu-ray and DVD this week, and we were given the opportunity to submit questions to director Nicolás López. In our latest Q&A feature, Nicolás López talks about working with Eli Roth, practical effects, and his thoughts on The Green Inferno:
Now that Aftershock has seen a theatrical and VOD release in the Us, are you happy with how the movie has been received by horror fans?
Nicolás López: It’s very exciting to know that people from all around the world are watching the movie on VOD, DVD or…pirated, and being able to have a direct dialogue with the fans (and haters) on twitter and instagram (@nicolaslopez) is awesome. I love every reaction. Love or hate. I just want the people to watch the movie.
Instead of a typical disaster, Aftershock is infused with horror elements. Was this something you always planned »
- Jonathan James
Eli Roth and Nicolás López’s thriller “Aftershock” will soon be out on DVD and Blu-ray Aug. 6. The film, directed by López and co-written by Roth, López and Guillermo Amoedo, has a very unique villain–it’s not a serial killer or spooky ghosts–it’s nature itself. Here’s more on “Aftershock”: “Chile has it all: gorgeous landscapes, smokin’ hot babes, cool dudes and the wildest parties. For an American tourist, nicknamed Gringo (Eli Roth) by his two Chilean pals Ariel (Ariel Levy) and Pollo (Nicolás Martínez), the trip has been heaven on earth-except that he just can’t hook up with the ladies. Gringo’s luck seems to change when the group meets a trio [ Read More ]
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Directed by Nicolas Lopez, the film finds Roth (who stars) traveling to Chile with friends Ariel Levy and Nicolás Martínez for what they believe will be the trip of a lifetime. Instead, they are suddenly plunged into a living hell when a powerful earthquake rips through the coastal town of Valparaíso, Chile.
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While Eli Roth hasn’t been doing much directing lately (although I can’t wait to see The Green Inferno), he’s been plenty busy writing, producing, and acting. While he’s already given us an exorcism film and some kung-fu badassery, Roth’s latest presentation ventures into the realm of natural disasters, as he played a large role in Nicolás López’s Aftershock. Even with all his backstage duties, Roth still stars in this Chilean earthquake film, injecting his own influence into the B-Movie hybrid, which ended up being a tonally confusing and decently entertaining disaster film – with a special touch of craziness.
Starting off watching Eli Roth’s character Gringo and his two native friends party it up all throughout Chile, we’re treated to some pretty funny club scenes and reckless drinking, starting Aftershock off with some rave-friendly humor. It’s a decent way to start out, »
- Matt Donato
Eli Roth is best known as a director of small, gory horror films like Cabin Fever and Hostel, and for giving a memorably bad performance in Inglourious Basterds. Needless to say, the announcement that he would be producing, co-writing and starring in a Chilean disaster picture was met with both interest and uncertainty. I first saw Aftershock at the Stanley Film Fest a few months ago, and I was happily surprised by just how fun and thrilling the damn thing ended up being. It’s exploitation-lite and comes packed with an unexpected amount of humor and subversive scripting too. Roth joins director Nicolás López as the two friends do the commentary while thousands of miles apart, Roth in L.A. and López in Chilé. López makes it clear that he was in no way trying to make the official film of Chilé’s recent earthquake saying “we wanted to make a fun, roller »
- Rob Hunter
Aftershock hits UK cinemas 16 August 2013 courtesy of StudioCanal and then lands on Blu-ray/DVD a few days later on 19 August. Check out the new trailer and artwork below.
Chile has it all: gorgeous landscapes, smokin' hot babes, cool dudes, and the wildest parties. For an American tourist, nicknamed Gringo (Eli Roth) by his two Chilean pals Ariel (Ariel Levy) and Pollo (Nicolás Martínez), the trip has been heaven on earth... except that he just can't hook up with the ladies. Gringo's luck seems to change when the group meets a trio of babes: Russian model Irina (Natasha Yarovenko), non-stop party girl Kylie (Lorenza Izzo), and her serious sister, Monica (Andrea Osvárt). A night at the hottest local dance club turns into a »
- The Woman In Black
Nicolas Lopez's brutal disaster/horror hybrid Aftershock is getting ready to shake things up on home video, and we have a chance for you to score a copy of it and more. The details follow. Be sure to read our Aftershock reviews here if you missed it.
That's right, kids! You can win a copy of Aftershock along with Blu-rays of Bait 3D, Frozen, The Day, and The Divide! Yep, there's something here for all of your apocalyptic needs! We'll also throw in an Aftershock poster!
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From the Press Release
- Uncle Creepy
There are many examples of what we could call a New Chilean Film Comedy in the past few years. It's clear why it's the genre that is creating the most recent 'waves' and changes coming from different directors, as usually comedies are the best selling genre when we talk about Chilean films at the box office; they are the most profitable and at the same time among the cheapest to make.For example, we have Nicolás López, most recently known for his English-speaking debut Aftershock, released in theaters and VOD a couple months back, who revolutionized low-budget comedy with his series of 'F**k My...' trilogy of pictures -- F**k my Life, F**k my Wedding, F**k my Family -- about a loser who ends up in the biggest...
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Horror fanboy turned writer/director Eli Roth (Hostel) returns to the screen both behind and in-front of the camera, as co-writer and star of Aftershock. Billed as a horror movie, the film borrows heavily from the 70s disaster movie genre, in particular the Irwin Allen school of filmmaking and his famous flicks The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure.
Whilst the film borrows from the likes of Irwin Allen and 70s disaster flicks, it also suffers from the same problems in that the set-up just takes too damn long. Aftershock spends a good third of the movie following around its leads – Gringo (Roth), Pollo (Martinez) and Ariel (Levy) – as they party it up in Chile, trying to meet girls and all the while getting more and more intoxicated… »
- Phil Wheat
Nicolas Lopez's brutal disaster/horror hybrid Aftershock is getting ready to shake things up on home video, and we have a look at the artwork and more. Check it out, and read our Aftershock reviews here.
From the Press Release
Eli Roth (Hostel, The Last Exorcism) travels to Chile with friends Ariel Levy (Promedio Rojo) and Nicolás Martínez for what they believe will be the trip of a lifetime. Instead, they are suddenly plunged into a living hell when a powerful earthquake rips through the coastal town of Valparaíso, Chile, in the fast-paced, thriller Aftershock, debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 6th from Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-twc.
Chile has it all: gorgeous landscapes, smokin' hot babes, cool dudes, and the wildest parties. »
- Uncle Creepy
Eli Roth and Nicolas Lopez’s Aftershock is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on August 6th. Check out the press release for more details, including the specs and an outline of the special features, as well as the key art.
Beverly Hills, CA – Eli Roth (Hostel, The Last Exorcism) travels to Chile with friends Ariel Levy (Promedio Rojo) and Nicolás Martínez for what they believe will be the trip of a lifetime. Instead, they are suddenly plunged into a living hell when a powerful earthquake rips through the coastal town of Valparaíso, Chile in the fast-paced, thriller Aftershock, debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 6th from Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-twc.
- Andy Greene
*there are some spoilers here. Director: Nicolás López. Writers: Guillermo Amoedo, Nicolás López and Eli Roth. Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Nicolás Martínez, Eli Roth, Natasha Yarovenko, Ariel Levy and Andrea Osvárt. Aftershock is the latest horror title from Hostel creator Eli Roth. Roth even headlines this piece and Roth is one of three writers for the film. The story borrows from the many disaster films of the '70s. In films like The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and The Towering Inferno (1974): characters are introduced, a chaotic event takes place and the conclusion ends peacefully. This formula is mostly followed in Aftershock. Yet, the conclusion here is a lot more tragic. As well, the principal characters are lost by the beginning of Act 3, which is a strange choice. Aftershock still manages to remain entertaining despite a slow start. The story begins with three friends: Pollo (Nicolás Martínez), Gringo (Eli Roth) and Ariel (Ariel Levy »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
Chilean director Nicolás López teamed up with American producer/writer/director Eli Roth for Aftershock, a 70s style disaster film shot with practical effects rather than use expensive computer-generated effects. The director reveals his secrets to creating a low budget movie that looks like a $30 million Hollywood film.
Chilean native Nicolás López was a child protegy, having started his career at age 12 as a columnist for Chilean newspaper El Mercurio. At 16, he created a comedy pilot for MTV Latin America, directed music videos and formed his own production company, Sobras International Pictures. His first feature film, Promedio Rojo, a dark teen comedy got the attention of Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino.
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Director Nicolás López makes his English-language debut in a gruesome story concocted alongside frequent collaborator Guillermo Amoedo and gore maestro Eli Roth. Roth also headlines the disaster pic-turned-sadistic slasher Aftershock, as one of a trio of best friends traveling to the Chilean capital of Santiago who find themselves trapped and fighting for survival when a earthquake hits the city. However, it’s made all the horrifying when they realise a nearby mental asylum has had its disturbed occupants unleashed.
The film, co-starrring Ariel Levy, Nicolas Martinez, Lorenza Izzo, Natasha Yarovenko, Andrea Osvart, Miguel Asensio and stunning former Disney pop pixie Selena Gomez, opened in the Us on Friday but a UK date is still awaited. Check out this fascinating and grisly making of featurette.
- Craig Hunter
"The Weekend Rent offers quick-hit suggestions of what to watch at home to get psyched for new releases in theaters, on Friday." Eli Roth is having a scary-good month. The Inglourious Basterds "Bear Jew" actor appears in front of the camera in the Chilean-American horror film Aftershock, which opens in limited release in theaters today and is also available on cable On Demand. The Nicolás López-directed shocker—cowritten and coproduced by Roth—is about a group of travelers in an underground Chilean nightclub when a massive earthquake hits. The survivors must struggle to the surface where they face the nightmare of anarchy and chaos after society temporarily collapses. Behind the camera, Roth is riding high on the success of his Netflix...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
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