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It’s no secret that I love Eli Roth.

It’s also no secret that Roth’s niche is gory, low-budget horror films.

However, a lesser known fact is that the director-producer-actor caught the flesh eating virus in Iceland when he was 19. It’s where Roth got the inspiration for “Cabin Fever,” the film that basically launched his career early on.

Rolling Stone’s resident film critic Peter Travers sat down with Roth to discuss his most recent projects, including a small role in this summer’s “Piranha 3D” and producer of “The Last Exorcism.”

Watch the interview in all its glory here:


“Cabin Fever: Unrated Director’s Cut” on Blu-ray

Eli Roth’s 2002 directorial debut, “Cabin Fever,” was just released on Blu-ray Tuesday.

If you haven’t seen the original film, it’s pretty gruesome to begin with.  However, in an online article from Paste Magazine, Roth says not to expect only more violence and nothing else on the new unrated directors cut. He promises that “the movie as an experience is much more fun.”

In a nutshell, the film follows five college students who head out to a cabin in the woods for spring break. Soon after arriving, one of them gets infected with a flesh eating disease from a crazy local.  I bet you can guess what happens from there, but I wouldn’t want to spoil anything for you…

Check out a promo for the DVD with Eli Roth and star Ryder Strong here (ignore the obnoxious news anchors!):

Public Enemies and Inglourious Basterds, oh my!

My last few posts have been me rambling about how excited I am for Halloween, but now I have a reason to look forward to December!

My two favorite movies from the summer will be released on DVD within a week of each other.  SCORE.

“Public Enemies” will be available on Dec. 8, followed by “Inglourious Basterds” on Dec. 17.

Trust me, I could go on a rant of how awesome I think both are, but I will spare you my commentary.  For now, that is…

Instead, I’ll give you a two sentence summary and preview for each.

“Public Enemies” is directed by Michael Mann and stars Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard.  It’s the true story of 1930s American gangster John Dillinger (Depp) and the cat-and-mouse game he plays with the FBI, most notably agent Melvin Purvis (Bale).

“Inglourious Basterds” is directed by Quentin Tarantino and stars Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz and Eli Roth.  It takes place in France during World War II, where a group of Jewish-American soldiers called “The Basterds” go on a Nazi killing spree.

Check back in December for DVD reviews!!

We all scream for “Scream 2009”

This October, Spike TV presents its 4th annual Scream awards, which honor the best horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic-book inspired films.

The event was taped on Saturday, Oct. 17 and will be aired on Spike TV on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Categories include best movie for all the previously mentioned categories, “The Ultimate Scream,” “Scream Song of the Year,” “Best Superhero” and many more.

While it was up to the advisory board to assemble the nominees, fans were able to vote online for their favorites.  Among those on the advisory panel include Tim Burton, Eli Roth, Wes Craven and Zack Snyder.

Of all the nominations, “Star Trek” tops out with 17 nods.

Quentin Tarantino, Christina Ricci, JJ Abrams and casts including “Twilight,” “True Blood” and “The Vampire Diaries” will all be either presenting or accepting awards.

Johnny Depp will also be present (yay!) to accept an award for the “Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Movie”(Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” which is to be released in March of next year).  He will also be presenting the Rolling Stone’s Keith Richards with the ‘Rock Immortal’ award.

While this awards show is pretty much the polar opposite of The Oscars, it’s a must see for horror/sci-fi/fantasy fans.

Scream 2009 will be televised on Spike TV on Oct. 27 at 10 p.m.

For now, enjoy this “Alice In Wonderland” trailer.  What do you think…did it deserve the award?

Fright Fest = Delight Fest

October 31st is easily my favorite day of the entire year, and I’m super excited that it’s on a Saturday this year.

Also thrilling is the fact that I found a calendar of Halloween themed TV programming so I can plan my nightly fright fests accordingly.

I really wish I had a better cable package in my room, because I’m going to miss out on some really good movies in the AMC Fearfest lineup.  This will just force me to go rent them, because please, what is Halloween without Psycho or The Exorcist??

I do, however, have multiple opportunities to watch Disney’s “Halloweentown.”  It was my favorite back in the day, and I can’t wait to relive my (early) youth.  Also, any sort of Charlie Brown holiday special is an essential.

There’s also plenty of Tim Burton and Stephen King to go around.  I’m only disappointed that there’s no Cabin Fever on this list, but I’m sure it’ll be televised somewhere.

For those of you who have never seen/heard of Cabin Fever, it’s about a group of college friends who head to a cabin in the woods for some fun (?) and end up contracting a flesh eating disease.  It’s low budget, it’s gross and the leg-shaving scene scarred me for life, but I love it anyways.

While trying to find the trailer so I could share it with you, I came across this, which I think is even better.

And that is why I love Eli Roth.

Let me know what slasher movies you’re looking forward to watching this month!