By Erin Whitney
"The Green Inferno," co-written by Roth and Guillermo Amoedo, follows a group of New York City students traveling to Peru with means to stage a protest only to end up in the hands of a tribe of cannibals. The first image of "The Green Inferno" has finally hit the web and it's saturated in blood and terror that is sure to satiate the long-awaited cravings of any Roth fan. The nearly unknown cast includes Lorenza Izzo and Ariel Levy (both in the upcoming "Aftershock," produced by and starring Roth), Sky Ferreira ("Putty Hill"), Daryl Sabara ("Spy Kids"), and Kirby Bliss Blanton ("Project X").
The film has yet to get a distributor or a release date.
A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a dying tribe but crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they protected.
Did You Know?
According to director Eli Roth, "The Green Inferno" is conceived as a homage to "Cannibal Holocaust."
For more on cannibal Indians, see Cannibal Indians in My Ghost Story and Sadistic Indians in Cannibal Holocaust.
Aren't most reports of cannibalism specifically because of the taboo? So they all said their enemies ate humans because doing so was so forbidden? I mean, to use a Western example, the old blood libel about Jews using the blood of Christians in pastries on Purim.
The few places where cannibalism does occur, such as Papua New Guinea, it seems to be for want of animal protein. But even there, cannibalism is dying out because of prion infections.
I don't know for sure, but I suspect many reports of cannibalism have come from whites trying to demonize Natives as subhuman and evil.
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