Eli Roth


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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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Cabin Fever Producer
(2002)
(2009)
Grindhouse Producer
(2007)
Hostel Producer
(2005)

Filmography

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  Lake Mead (executive producer) / (producer) (post-production)
 2021 The Haunted Museum (TV Series) (executive producer) (post-production)
 2021 Fin (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2018-2020 Eli Roth's History of Horror (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Nine Nightmares (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Chilling Children (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Witches (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Body Horror (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Monsters (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2020 Paris Jackson: Let Down (Video short) (executive producer)
 2019/I Haunt (producer - produced by)
 2017 Afterlife (TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- We'll All Be Together Soon (2017) ... (producer)
- Dear Diary (2017) ... (producer)
- Bad Blood (2017) ... (producer)
- I Remember (2017) ... (producer)
- Welcome Home (2017) ... (producer)
 2017 Baywatch (co-producer)
 2016 Two on the Run (Short) (executive producer)
  #15SecondScare (TV Series short) (producer - 13 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Who Wants to Play with the Rabbit? (2016) ... (producer)
- It's Me Jessica (2015) ... (producer)
- Stay Dead (2015) ... (producer)
- Fly (2015) ... (producer)
- Prying Eyes (2015) ... (producer)
 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)
 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) (executive 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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Other Works:

Provided four separate DVD commentaries for Hostel (2005): the first with Quentin Tarantino, Boaz Yakin and Scott Spiegel; the second with Barbara Nedeljakova, Eythor Gudjonsson, George Folsey Jr. and Harry Jay Knowles; the third with Chris Briggs and Gabriel Roth; the fourth a solo commentary. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Alternate Names:

David Kaufbird | Eli R. Roth | Alois von Eichberg

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Lorenza Izzo  (divorced)

Parents:

Cora Roth | Sheldon Roth

Relatives:

Adam J. Roth (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

There's not a single instance of a horror movie actually causing any violence. People know it's fake, that's why they allow themselves to enjoy it. It helps them deal with their own fears, the fear of things beyond their control. People blow up abortion clinics and then blame the bible, but you would never say 'ban the bible,' you'd say that's some lunatic who wants to kill people and then hide ... See more »

Trivia:

He got his idea for Cabin Fever (2002) when he was in Iceland and contracted a case of a flesh-eating disease. The now infamous shaving-legs scene in the bathtub is based on when Roth shaved his face and layers of skin came off while having the disease. See more »

Trademark:

His 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, ... See more »

Nickname:

Gorilka

Star Sign:

Aries

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