How deadly can a trip to the Amazon be? Discover the answer as Solar Pictures brings to Philippine Cinema the fictional film THE GREEN INFERNO. After more than a year of waiting, horror movie fins will finally get to watch one of the most disturbing and controversial film ever made.
Fans in the Philippines will get the first opportunity to watch Green Inferno as Solar Pictures relases the film ahead of the US release on September 23, 2015. If you have watched Hostel and Cabin Fever then this is a must watch since it came from the same director, Eli Roth.
When a group of college students take their humanitarian protest to the Amazon jungle, they are taken prisoner by the indigenous tribe they came to save. Trapped in a remote tribal village, these naïve, technology- dependent students suffer unspeakable acts as the victims of chilling and soul- destroying rituals reserved for only the most threatening intruders.
In early 2012 Eli Roth was working on a script about a group of college students who try to solve the world’s problems by using online videos to publicly embarrass anyone they see as doing wrong. Before he finished writing it, an organization called Invisible Children made the video “KONY 2012,” which urged viewers to help take down Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony.
Fueled by a worldwide social-media frenzy, the video was viewed more than 100 million times. Soon, however, the campaign came under intense criticism for oversimplifying—and in some cases misrepresenting—a complex situation, and the organization’s founder, Jason Russell, suffered a very public breakdown.
Roth was amazed that these real-life events so closely mirrored the central premise of The Green Inferno.
“Everyone in the world was tweeting about something they had learned from a YouTube video, and almost shaming other people into re-tweeting it, as if you were uncaring about Ugandan child soldiers if you didn’t,” he recalls. In the end, the KONY 2012 campaign did almost nothing to solve the problems it highlighted. Yes, it raised awareness, but just re-tweeting links to YouTube videos isn’t actually going to stop warlords.”
Although the film offers a pointed commentary on this uniquely 21st-
THE GREEN INFERNO OPENS IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 23, 2015, FROM SOLAR PICTURES.