The Green Inferno (2013)

“I can smell it. My God, I can smell my friend being cooked.” -Lars

Some cannibal footage is Nat Geo, other is embarrassingly faked, and yet other footage is so well done it’s scary. “The Green Inferno” is a cannibal movie done so well, Nat Geo may purchase clips for its nature show.

The Green Inferno (2013)
Cast
Lorenza Izzo

as Justine

Ariel Levy

as Alejandro

Daryl Sabara

as Lars

Directed by
Eli Roth
Written by
Guillermo Amoedo, Eli Roth
Other Info

Adventure, Horror
Rated R
1h 40min

We are all such idealists after we graduate from high school. People often enlist in the Peace Corps when they want to make a difference. And there are those “groups” at colleges. Remember those how hand out leaflets and say things like “Don’t think, ACT?” This film starts out on a college campus where a group of activists are recruiting fresh meat.

The leader is intense and so are his followers. They want to stop illegal cutting down of trees in the rainforest. Basically, a group of college kids end up getting on a plane to protest the illegal cutting down of trees. They have an impact but the true plot is what happens when they are captured by a tribe of cannibals.

It’s amazing and scary to watch the scenes at this point. Much attention to detail has gone into making the viewer believe these people are being sauteed and eaten. Justine (Laura Izzo) does a great job as the protagonist. She learns some hard lessons as a result of going on the trip. There are others that didn’t make it who may or may not have learned lessons as well.

This is a graphic, bloody, unapologetic film. There were times I got chills of fear but I never could turn my eyes away. This film took a lot of work to make happen. The cannibals seem like real cannibals. The director did a really good job assembling them and getting them to tell their part of the story through acting. It’s a truly great horror movie. I recommend it!

Published by Damien Riley

I post film reviews both written & audio. I'm a writer & podcaster, BA/MA English from Cal State Fullerton. Based in: Victorville, CA, USA My film review site is rileyonfilm.com

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3 Comments

  1. Nice, i did enjoy this one and if you ever hear any interviews where Roth talks about this one i love how he put this together with the real tribe and how he paid them.

    for another recommendation most of this cast did a movie called Aftershock, including Roth starring that is surprisingly good

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