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TIFF 2013 Unveils Midnight Lineup; Includes World Premieres of Eli Roth's 'Green Inferno,' 'Oculus,' 'Almost Human' (TRAILER)

The 38th Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled its lineup for the Midnight Madness section, celebrating its 25th year. Opening the program is Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson's "All Cheerleaders Die"; the nine-film section also boasts the world premieres of Eli Roth's "The Green Inferno," Mike Flanagan's "Oculus," Joe Begos' "Almost Human" (trailer below) and Hitoshi Matsumoto's "R100."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 30, 2013 11:21 AM
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Review: 'Aftershock,' Starring a Nebbish Eli Roth, Plays with Religious Cliches While the Blood Spurts

When he hasn’t been writing directing or producing some of the more notorious entries in the horror/torture porn catalogue (like “Cabin Fever,” “Hostel,” and the two “Last Exorcisms”) Eli Roth has worked on his parallel career as screen star -- perhaps most notably as the Bear Jew, the baseball bat-wielding, Nazi-dispatching, one-man-Jewish-revenge-fantasy of Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds.”
  • By John Anderson
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  • May 10, 2013 2:42 PM
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WATCH: Gory Clip from Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove' Shows Werewolf Transformation

Gore alert! It should come as no surprise, coming from gorehound Eli Roth ("Grindhouse," "Hostel") that the latest clip from Netflix's next original series "Hemlock Grove" is not for the faint of heart. The whole horror series is likely to be as eagerly gross as this scene. Produced by Roth, "Hemlock Grove" begins with a "Twin Peaks" premise: when a 17-year-old girl is brutally murdered in a former steel town in Pennsylvania, all of Hemlock's eccentric denizens-- and violent creatures-- are suspects.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 30, 2013 5:20 PM
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Tarantino Presents RZA's 'The Man with the Iron Fists' on November 2, Starring Crowe, Liu & Grier [Trailer]

Universal announces the gory kung fu actioner "The Man with the Iron Fists" will be released November 2. The film is a Quentin Tarantino presentation and the directorial debut of longtime Tarantino collaborator, RZA...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 13, 2012 3:05 PM
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Eli Roth Will Deliver IFTA Production Conference Keynote on April 20

On April 30, the Independent Film & Television Alliance will present its 13th annual IFTA Production Conference, titled “Cost Isn’t An Obstacle Anymore! New Avenues to Finance, Produce & Distribute Films at Any Budget," with a keynote address by indie filmmaker Eli Roth ("Hostel," "Cabin Fever," "The Last Exorcism.")
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 21, 2012 6:10 PM
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