A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
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
The film's links to Cannibal Holocaust (1980) are numerous. In addition to being one of Eli Roth's favorite horror films and one that inspired his directing career, "The Green Inferno" was actually the working title that Ruggero Deodato used when he was making that movie; it was changed to something more bluntly descriptive and shocking (particularly with the use of the word "Holocaust"). See more »
When the three girls are examined by the old woman, they have their panties on. On close shots, the panties are gone, but back on when they are dragged back into the cage. See more »
Get media attention. Right or wrong, you need cameras on them. That's the only way people change their behavior. The threat of embarrassment. You must shame them.
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The twitter handles of the principle cast (as well as some of the crew and Eli Roth) are displayed alongside their names during the closing credits. See more »
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 »