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Eli Roth talks new horror

EliRoth.jpgEli Roth has been talking about his new film and revealed that it isn't going to be a gore filled film saying that he's done that already, and that this will be more in the vein of Cloverfield, something more akin to science fiction and filled with chaos.

He's not revealing too much about it as yet because he wants the deal to be made before he does, but he is saying that it's a single monster involved.

Right now he's not really willing to reveal too much about the film, instead remaining as cryptic as possible.

“I don’t want to give away the title yet, because I have to make sure I own it 100%, but it’s going to be something that is really fun with lots of mass destruction...

...I don’t want to say what the monster is yet...Once it gets set up, I will let everyone know. It is not aliens or robots or a virus - it’s a little more grounded. But when people hear it they are going to be like ‘That is going to be insane!’”

Those were Eli Roth's own words through MTV and Total Film, and he sounds like he's pretty serious about keeping it under wraps, and perhaps a little more serious about making the film.

Hostel (Filmstalker review) was great, but Hostel: Part II (Filmstalker review) fell short of what it could have been and became more of the same with a little twist. What I had hoped for was to be totally immersed in the organisation side of Hostel having already seen the view from the victims, and although the story with the two friends paying for their kill was superb, but we didn't become the organisation and really find out the world from their view, it was still the victim.

What I had hoped for was something more intelligent, thought provoking, and still with the same scares of the first, and it was certainly going that way, there were moments that really did satisfy me in that way, and what it did say to me is that there's some more serious stuff to come from Roth. This may be it.

He's alluding that the gore and blood factor will drop in favour of other film elements too, as he says:

“I feel like I pushed the violence in R movies about as far as I can push it. I feel like I’m bled out. I wanna switch it up. Everyone I know has been saying ‘When are you gonna do a movie my kids can see?’ And finally, I’m gonna make a movie that 13-year-old kids can see.”

What?! You're kidding me, this is going to be a PG-13 or less? Well that's something good to see. Perhaps he's taking a bigger step towards the mainstream than I thought. Now don't panic because that's not such a bad thing, mainstream means more funding, bigger budgets, and better smaller films when he comes to make them himself, like Thanksgiving which he is still set to make as gory and body count high as possible.

I'm intrigued though, and the only other information we get is that the film is going to have a budget around US $80 million. We're not losing the old Eli Roth, just gaining a new one. The question is will his science fiction PG-13 or less film work?



Rich, I like this guy. Cabin Fever was original so was Hostle. He has a good eye for story and is creative.

Now that he's been spending some quality time with Quintin, and recently Brad Pitt, I think he is always learning and improving his chops.

Picking a Sci-Fi direction only shows how this guy is not affraid to spread out and try new challenges.

That is exactly the type of attitude I like out of people.

Cabin Fever original? Not really, but it was well done for a low budget film and had some nice touches.

Hostel was great, and while Hostel: Part II was good, it promised so much more with the going behind the scenes.

I agree, I think there's a lot to Roth. Keen to see his version of King's Cell too.


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