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THE GREEN INFERNO

If there’s one genre of horror I like the least it’s gotta be the horror-cannibal type. And not because most tend to be the exploitation/sleazy types (those can be quite fun), but aside from usual gross-out parts they just are a bit…boring for my liking. I know, different strokes for different folks, but just never did much. So I tried to go in with an open mind for THE GREEN INFERNO. I am a fan of Eli Roth, and he can make some great pieces, so I was curious how he’d approach this one. A bunch of activists travel to the Amazon to try and capture footage from a chemical company clearing out the forests, where a native tribe happens to reside. Shit happens, and the college group are taken hostage and we then the familiar tropes of cannibal-forest-native films. We don’t skimp on the gore and gross-out ness so if this is your cup of tea, you might like it. A couple surprises are found throughout the narrative when it comes to some of the character’s motivations so at least the story isn’t completely flat. Some of the humor was rather misplaced though, and seemed to contrast with what was going on. Nonetheless, if you like a good modern Cannibal Holocaust homage (without controversial animal scenes luckily), you may enjoy this one. The rest may want to look for greener pastures elsewhere….


SLASH SCENE: The first feast

SLASH SCORE: 3/5

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