Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Green Inferno (2015)

After discussing a horror comedy last night, I decided that tonight I would head in a complete different direction for my review. After all, there is nothing truly like cannibalism and honestly, we could use more flicks from that vein. Next up is the 2015 cannibal inspired entry The Green Inferno.

Plot/ 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.

While I knew that this would not rise to the famous Cannibal Holocaust when I went into it, I at least left satisfied by what was created, especially considering where we are with society and the mainstream disdain for horror. Unlike the 1970s/1980s when horror could grow and the shock was everything, today in this hypersensitive era, it is amazing that the subject matter of this film was even allowed to see the light of day. Yes, it is not a perfect film by any means featuring uneven performances, a stripped down plot, and some head scratching moments that seemed to develop from weird editing choices, but it was not all that bad. This movie featured some awesome visuals, great practical effects by Greg Nicotero, and enough believability to make it interesting. In the end, this film by Eli Roth is definitely not for everyone because of the gore and subject matter. However, if you are looking for something outside of the PG-13 horror box that is populating the shelves of horror flicks, five it a shot.

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