Archive for Eli Roth
“Welcome to the jungle.”
A group of student activists travel to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.
Like Knock Knock, ‘horror maestro’ Eli Roth is back with another homage – this time to Ruggero Deodato’s infamous cult classic ‘Cannibal Holocaust’. You know? The movie that appeared so real that the Italian government dragged the director into court to prove that the brutal murders weren’t legit. AKA: the one with all the animal killing. While the general gist of the story remains intact, now with added activists and mobile phones, there’s really nothing here that we haven’t …
“Don’t answer that door. Please.”
When a devoted husband and father (Keanu Reeves) is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.
The audience could be forgiven for struggling to find a lot of redeeming qualities in Eli Roth’s homage to the 70’s home invasion flick ‘Death Game’. Unless we missed some earth-shattering epiphany amidst the white noise and teenage angst, Knock Knock felt more like 99 minutes of feminist-sponsored, male demonization than anything that could be classed as entertainment. You know? The message that all …
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