This month we’re showing 5 of Halloween’s top squirmers, including The Green Inferno by controversial filmmaker Eli Roth.
#1. The Green Inferno – Wednesday 1 November 8.30pm
The director’s latest stomach-churner centres around a group of liberal U.S. college students whose humanitarian trip to South America is derailed when their plane crashes in the Amazon rainforest. These twenty somethings are then rounded up by village natives and subsequently tortured, murdered and eaten in a series of boundary-pushing scenes that has divided critics and audiences based on one’s gore tolerance.
Like most of Roth’s movies, it’s not a film to be enjoyed so much as endured.
The Green Inferno is a movie that you’ll likely never feel the need to revisit, though it must be seen to be experienced — and that experience will linger with you – Rotten Tomatoes
A movie inspired by the ultra-violent 70’s Italian cannibal movies seems perfect for a director like Eli Roth. If you’re not a fan of his films already, this won’t win you over, but if you like his brutal, tongue-in-cheek horror, The Green Inferno is a perfectly serviceable gore-fest. …Like Roth’s previous films, The Green Inferno takes its time before unleashing hell on the victims. The crew doesn’t actually encounter the cannibal tribe until about 45 minutes into the plot, so when the violence comes, it really packs a punch…There are some really hard to watch scenes in this, and that’s exactly what this movie wants. However, what makes The Green Inferno not just your average torture porn flick is how stylish it is and some darkly funny writing. The humour does sometimes get a little unnecessary at times, but there are many times where I had a laugh with the movie. Mainstream audiences won’t appreciate how it homages classic cannibal flicks, but Eli Roth fans should be satisfied with a suitably nasty descent into hell – IMDB user review
#2. The Nightmare – Monday 30 October 8.30pm
In The Nightmare, Ascher leads us into that other-world of terror where the darkness is alive. And it moves on its own. And it’s coming to get you.
#3. Raw – Tuesday 31 October 8.30pm
Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At sixteen she’s a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her family principles and eats raw meat for the first time.
Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge…
#4. Baskin – Thursday 2 November 8.30pm
A squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building.
#5. Saint – Friday 3 November 8.30pm
Every 36 years, St. Niklas rises from the dead at Christmas time and takes revenge for his murder. Frank is the only survivor of twisted Santa’s latest massacre, but no one believes his warnings of horror.