The Green Inferno is a 2013 horror film directed by Eli Roth and co-written by Roth and Guillermo Amoedo. The film is a tribute to the Italian cannibal films of the 1970s and 1980s, and follows a group of American activists who travel to the Amazon rainforest to protest deforestation but end up being captured by a tribe of cannibals.
The film stars Lorenza Izzo as Justine, a student and social activist who becomes involved in the protest. After their plane crashes in the jungle, Justine and her fellow activists are taken captive by a tribe of cannibals who view them as intruders on their land. The group is subjected to a series of horrific and gruesome rituals, as they fight to survive and escape from the tribe’s clutches.
The Green Inferno received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising Roth’s homage to the cannibal genre and the film’s graphic violence and gore. However, others criticized the film for its exploitative and offensive nature, particularly in its portrayal of indigenous people. Despite the controversy surrounding the film, The Green Inferno remains a notable entry in the horror genre and a must-watch for fans of Roth’s work.
Duration: 100 min.