Dog’s Movie House: “The Green Inferno” Mistakes Gross For Engrossing!



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Lorenza Izzo In Trouble In "The Green Inferno"

Lorenza Izzo In Trouble In “The Green Inferno”



In the interest of full disclosure, I have to say I’m not a fan of Eli Roth’s brand of horror.  “Cabin Fever” had its moments, but the “Hostel” movies were soulless enterprises devoid of sympathetic characters, reveling in gore and over-the-top violence as opposed to a subtler racheting-up of the tension found in superior horror films.  In short, Roth’s films aren’t scary to me.  Roth’s latest, “The Green Inferno” is unfortunately more of the same.  He takes a fairly intriguing idea and buries it under bland (and stupid) characters and over-the-top gore that failed to engage me on anything more than a visceral level. Continue reading