Wednesday, April 22, 2009

NEWS: Eli Roth To Do A Cloverfield Scale Film?

Yes, but that's not what I'm excited about.

First, the main bit of information.

About a week ago, Eli Roth had an interview with MTV. During this interview, he let a few hints as to what his next project may be.

It’s going to be something that is really fun with lots of mass destruction. I wanted to do something along the lines of Transformers or Cloverfield that was a little more science fiction-based, and with lots of chaos and mass destruction.

Yes, that sounds kind of interesting, but a tad bit lame. I do like Roth, quite a bit, at least I liked two of his films, Cabin Fever and Hostel (Hostel isn't great, but it tries to say a few things, and it's more interesting than plain torture porn). However, it really hasn't been proven that he can take on a huge film of a Transformers size scale. While it does sound interesting, the next thing he talked about was the much discussed feature length version of his Grindhouse trailer, Thanksgiving.

The sickest, bloodiest, most violent slasher movie. I want to make the highest body count slasher film I can

THIS is what is getting me excited. Along with his big film, Roth will package in Thanksgiving for a mere 5 million dollars, making it a bloody 5 million dollar horror film, to be shot on 8mm. SHOT ON 8MM. This is a really interesting concept, and if there is any horror director to make this and make it worth your 8-15 dollars, it's Roth.

What do YOU think? What project are you more interested in?

Go see something good!


  1. Shit. Cabin Fever is one of my favorite 'kids go into the woods to drink, and eventually die' movies--and it had humor with a surprise ending! Keep me posted on what he's going to tackle, yes?

    Oh, and what's 8mm?

  2. it's the film they use to shoot movies.

    honestly....don't want to see any of these


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