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Horror fans have been waiting for Eli Roth's The Green Inferno for a few years now. Originally set for release in September of 2014, the film suffered some distribution issues... which set the the release date back by a year. The Green Inferno is a love letter to gory Italian cinema of the 1970s and 80s.

The Green Inferno follows a group of student activists that travel to the Amazon in an attempt to save the rain forest. Upon their arrival, they soon realize they're not alone. Check out 3 awesome facts about the movie below!

3. Eli Roth is Back!

The Green Inferno is Eli Roth's grand return to the director's chair. Known for directing splatter films such as, Cabin Fever, Hostel, and Hostel II in the early millennium, he took a nine year hiatus from directing to focus on producing and acting. You might recognize his acting work in Inglorious Basterds or Piranha 3D. The Green Inferno falls in the same vein as his early work. It is bloody, gory, and sharply directed.

2. Return of a Spy Kid.

If you are a child of the 00s then chances are you remember the Spy Kids movies. Daryl Sabara, who played Juni in the original films, stars in The Green Inferno and now he is all grown up! This isn't the first time Sabara has dipped into the horror genre. You may also remember him as the bully in Rob Zombie's Halloween. Too bad he didn't have Alexa Vega to save him this time around...

1. The Tribe is Real!

The Amazon natives in the film were not played by extras, in fact, they are actual natives. During the film's directors commentary, Roth revealed that no movie had ever filmed in that part of the Amazon before. The natives didn't even know what a movie was. Roth showed the natives a copy of Cannibal Holocaust (a bloody, rain forest horror flick from the 1980s) and they loved it! They found the natives in that film so hilarious that they were happy to play along! So when you catch the flick, remember those natives are actual people!

The Green Inferno is now available on Blu-ray/DVD.

What fact did you find to be most interesting? Slash off in the comments below!


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