The filmmaker is the creator of the Hostel franchise and he teased that he has ideas for a new addition to the series.
Eli wrote and directed the first two films in the franchise. A third was produced in 2011 and went direct to video.
“The Olympics are giving me ideas for a new Hostel in ways I could never have predicted,” Eli tweeted on Thursday night (August 18). He possibly is referring to the ordeal that Ryan Lochte and his teammates are going through right now.
The Olympics are giving me ideas for a new Hostel in ways I could never have predicted.
Eli Roth has executive produced a new short film called Chainsaw that might scare you away from visiting haunted houses this Halloween season!
The film follows a couple (Kirby Bliss Blanton and Logan Paul) as they visit a haunted house and are terrorized by a man with a chainsaw who isn’t actually part of the attraction, as some in the venue seem to think.
Also appearing in the short film are James Frey as Chainsaw, Nikki Gray as the makeup assistant, the film’s co-director David Dinetz as the man in the booth, and there’s even a cameo appearance from JustJared.com‘s Jared Eng!
David directed the short film alongside Dylan Trussell and it was produced by CryptTV’s Jack Davis and Andrew Alter along with executive producers Steve Harris, Jon Sheinberg, and Nick Sheinberg.
Chainsaw is an interactive digital story and the video concluded with Eli and directors Culprit Creative extending a unique invitation to fans: build Chainsaw’s backstory and mythology with YOUR ideas and give your take on what should happen in the feature version. By going to WhoIsChainsaw.com and entering their email addresses fans will unlock the short and be invited to submit their ideas on where Chainsaw came from and where his story should go next.
Eli also directed the film! Here is the synopsis: “When a devoted husband and father 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” – Watch the trailer here!
FYI: Ana is wearing a Zuhair Murad gown.
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Eli Roth flashes a big smile alongside his wife Lorenza Izzo while attending a fan screening of their upcoming film The Green Inferno held at the Coconut Grove Theatre on Thursday (September 17) in Miami, Fla.
The 43-year-old director-producer and Lorenza, 23, who is the female lead in the flick, were joined by co-stars Ignacia Allamand and Ariel Levy and producer Nicolas Lopez as they all took time to sign autographs following the screening.
Famed author Stephen King was also in the audience and had nothing but good things to say about the film. “THE GREEN INFERNO is like a glorious throwback to the drive-in movies of my youth: bloody, gripping, hard to watch, but you can’t look away,” he wrote on Twitter.
The Green Inferno, which hits theaters on Friday (September 25), follows a group of student activists who travel to the Amazon to save the rain forest but soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished – Watch the trailer below!
‘The Green Inferno’ Trailer
FYI: Lorenza is wearing a Three Floor dress and L.K. Bennett shoes.
Earlier in the day, Keanu was seen at the photo call for Knock, Knock which tells the story of a devoted husband and father who is left home alone for the weekend, when 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.
Keanu is also currently being honored at the festival for his notable film career.
John opened up about Emily in an interview at the event.
“It’s really that we just got lucky,” John told People of their relationship. “It’s one of those things, I’m having more fun now than the day I met her, and it’s pretty wild. I don’t know the formula to it, but I think she’s hilarious, extremely talented, and I’m definitely her No. 1 fan.”