The Green Inferno is a 2013 American splatter cannibal horror film directed by Eli Roth. The film was inspired by and is a homage to Italian cannibal films of the late 1970s and early ’80s “cannibal boom“, including Cannibal Holocaust (1980), which features a film-within-a-film titled The Green Inferno. The film follows a group of activists who are forced to fight for survival when they are captured by a cannibalistic tribe.
Justine, a college freshman at Columbia University, becomes interested in a social activism group on her campus, led by Alejandro and his girlfriend, Kara. The group plans a trip to the Amazon rainforest to stop a company from logging and obliterating ancient native tribes there; the goal is to film the logging crews with cell phones and stream footage to raise awareness. Justine, whose father is an attorney for the United Nations, suggests she could bring attention to the issue through her father. Her roommate, Kaycee, thinks that the mission is stupid and therefore stays behind.
The operation is funded by a drug dealer named Carlos, who takes the group of students to Peru via plane. They arrive in the Amazon and head to a logging site where they begin their protest, chaining themselves to bulldozers while filming the loggers cutting down trees. The logger’s private militia then arrives on the scene, but cannot seem to break open the chains to get them away from the logging site. The protest receives viral attention on the internet when Justine is almost shot dead by one of the militia officers. The group is then arrested, but Carlos pays the police to let them go. Justine then realizes that she was a pawn: if things went badly, nobody would kill the daughter of a UN attorney. As the plane leaves, it crashes into the forest, resulting in the death of Carlos.
Protest members Justine, Alejandro, Kara, Jonah, Lars, Amy, Samantha, and Daniel survive and search for a GPS phone, to call for help with. All of a sudden, young men painted in red come out of the bushes, and Kara is killed with arrows to the neck and head. The rest of the group are knocked unconscious with tranquilizer darts. They awaken on boats led by a native tribe, and are taken to a small village, where they are imprisoned in a bamboo cage. The female elder of the tribe ritually dismembers, beheads, and eats Jonah, while the others watch in shock. The group then realizes that the tribe was the very one that they had wanted to protect, and that they are cannibals. Alejandro later tells the group that the mission to save the tribe was a fake, and that he had been paid by Carlos to do it, who owned a rival logging company. Soon after, Samantha attempts to escape, but she is darted and the group then finds out that they’re being watched by a watchman.
The next morning, the tribe’s general, a bald headhunter, orders Justine, Samantha, and Amy out of the cage. The three girls are then tested with a sharpened instrument, and Justine is revealed to be a virgin. She is then taken away, and prepared for a genital mutilation ceremony.
When Samantha and Amy are brought back to the cage, they distract the watchman with a ringing cell phone and Samantha escapes to a canoe to hide in. The next day, Justine is returned with paint marks on her, and the tribe brings the prisoners bowls of pork scraps to eat. After finishing hers, Amy finds a piece of skin at the bottom of her bowl, bearing one of Samantha’s tattoos. She then realizes that Samantha was recaptured and killed, and that she just ate her girlfriend. She then smashes her bowl and uses a shard to cut her throat and commit suicide. Lars then puts a sack of marijuana that Carlos gave him down Amy’s throat, hoping that will make the tribe sick if they eat her. Eventually, Justine and Daniel escape, leaving Alejandro (for lying) and Lars (who Alejandro knocks out, out of anger) behind. Lars later wakes up, but the tribe then eats him alive.
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