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The Green Inferno (2013)

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A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.

Director:

Eli Roth

Writers:

Guillermo Amoedo (screenplay), Eli Roth (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorenza Izzo ... Justine
Ariel Levy ... Alejandro
Daryl Sabara ... Lars
Kirby Bliss Blanton ... Amy
Magda Apanowicz ... Samantha
Sky Ferreira ... Kaycee
Nicolás Martínez ... Daniel
Aaron Burns Aaron Burns ... Jonah
Ignacia Allamand ... Kara
Ramón Llao ... The Bald Headhunter
Richard Burgi ... Charles
Matías López Matías López ... Carlos
Antonieta Pari Antonieta Pari ... The Village Elder
Tatiana Panaifo ... Village Girl
Percy Chumbe Percy Chumbe ... Guard Leader
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Storyline

In New York, college student Justine joins a group of activists led by Alejandro and travels to Peru to protest against a timber industry that is destroying the Amazon rain forest. When the group is returning to civilization, the plane blows-up and crashes into the forest. Soon the survivors discover that they are not alone and they are abducted by a tribe of cannibals. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Justice will be served. See more »

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Adventure | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for aberrant violence and torture, grisly disturbing images, brief graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Chile | Canada | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Green Inferno See more »

Filming Locations:

Santiago, Chile See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,520,626, 27 September 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,192,291, 5 November 2015
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Scorching temperatures reached about 110 degrees during filming, which caused a Peruvian camera crew to quit on their first day. See more »

Goofs

Spoiler alert: The neurotoxin the natives use to stun their victims would not immediately render them unconscious. The effect would take at least several seconds. See more »

Quotes

Alejandro: Be thankful that they killed Jonah first. He can feed them for a week.
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Crazy Credits

"Made with the generous participation of the people of Callanayacu Peru. Thank you for welcoming us in your beautiful village. We look forward to dining with you again soon." See more »

Alternate Versions

In Singapore, the film was edited before it could be approved for release with an R21 rating. The distributor was made to remove an instance of strong graphic violence which the board felt was gratuitous; the scene in question occurs as the natives hold a man down and torture him cracking open his skull, removing his tongue and limbs, gouging his eyes out and severing his limbs. Without these cuts the film would have been refused classification. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Black Is Beautiful (2015) See more »

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Performed by Sonido 2000 Tarapoto
Written by Torres, Tomas (CAJ/Huerta Uecke), Jesse Eduardo (CAJ/Huerta Uecke), Joy Huerta (as Tirzah Joy) (CA)
Courtesy of Marco Tulio Trigozo
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Actually kind of disappointing after years of being built up
25 September 2015 | by MattBirkSee all my reviews

If Eli Roth is known for one thing, it's that he is known for high levels of violence in his films and pushing the envelope. And The Green Inferno is no exception, it's easily the most graphic movie of the year to receive a theatrical release. The movie features some extremely cringe-worthy scenes where the villages show no mercy to the young students. Of course, this is the focal point of the movie, the gore/torture of these somewhat arrogant, twenty somethings.

Yes, there is some social commentary in the movie, mostly poking fun at today's society and how everyone wants to 'appear' to be fighting for a cause when in fact, they are doing very little. And yes, he has a point here, but it isn't as thought provoking as he wants it to be, especially once the carnage starts and those ideas fly out the window. Only for those ideas to awkwardly return at the end of the movie.

There is not much to say about this movie other than the obvious, it's extremely violent, nothing more nothing less. The Green Inferno is obviously a homage to those 80s cannibalistic horror movies. Which means the body count is high and the foreigners are going to be punished by the natives in some of the most cruel ways imaginable (at least since the SAW series). But I can't help but feel a bit letdown after years of build up with the movie being stuck in release hell.

While The Green Inferno isn't on par with other strong horror contenders for best horror movie of 2015, it is easily the nastiest, most violent movie of the year. Thus, if the torture-porn genre is your cup of tea, then look no further, you've found your next fix!


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