5.3/10
30,390
208 user 303 critic

The Green Inferno (2013)

Trailer
2:16 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
1,374 ( 540)
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hostel (2005)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Director: Eli Roth
Stars: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson
Cabin Fever (2002)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A group of 5 college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.

Director: Eli Roth
Stars: Jordan Ladd, Rider Strong, James DeBello
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it.

Director: Eli Roth
Stars: Lauren German, Heather Matarazzo, Bijou Phillips
Knock Knock I (2015)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A devoted father helps two stranded young women who knock on his door, but his kind gesture turns into a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Director: Eli Roth
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Justine
... Alejandro
... Lars
... Amy
... Samantha
... Kaycee
... Daniel
Aaron Burns ... Jonah
... Kara
... The Bald Headhunter
... Charles
Matías López ... Carlos
Antonieta Pari ... The Village Elder
... Village Girl
Percy Chumbe ... Guard Leader
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

No good deed goes unpunished. See more »


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 »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

|

Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caníbales  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When the film was shown at the Deauville American Film Festival in France, a member of the audience fainted. See more »

Goofs

After chopping off Jonah's arm and then proceeding to cut off the rest of his limbs, the first chop would have severed an artery having him bleed out in seconds. Not long enough to stay alive for all four limbs to be chopped off. Once dead there would not be any blood pressure to fill a bowl. See more »

Quotes

Alejandro: 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.
See more »

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Sundown
Performed by Le Fits
Written by Ben Riesman
Courtesy of Ben Riesman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Gore-hounds will be satisfied, people expecting a good horror movie won't be.
18 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

The Green Inferno is a standard Eli Roth fare - gore galore, cannibalism, and occasional humor - set in the Amazon rainforest. The acting is terrible right off the bat, but thankfully it isn't an issue halfway through the movie when the body count starts up. The characters themselves are paper thin, only about 3 of which are given actual personalities while the others are just fodder for the natives.

The premise of the movie is disturbing and will sound appealing to most horror fans, including myself, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. Yes, the gore is done very well; as usual Roth uses great practical effects to create some wince-inducing scenes. The problem is that the first half of the movie feels like a student film. Really bad acting, horrific dialogue, and the documentary style filming doesn't help at all. It's not so much an issue once the characters are captured, but you aren't able to get immersed into the world from the get-go so you're never truly frightened or concerned for them when the bloodshed begins.

The biggest issue is that The Green Inferno isn't scary in the slightest. Apart from a cheap jump scare near the end, there's little to no suspense or tension in the movie. It's just a linear storyline with characters getting killed off one by one with very little left to the imagination. It also isn't funny. There's maybe two times I chuckled at the tongue-in-cheek jokes. Most of them come across as forced, partly due to the acting and partly due to the jokes not being very funny. Roth tries for a darker, more disturbing atmosphere and he succeeds, but he sacrificed the potential fun to be had with the film. It's not terrible - Eli Roth fans will get exactly what they're expecting - but it also isn't anything new. The Green Inferno is a decent effort but a wholly mediocre movie watching experience.


116 of 130 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 208 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial