Eli Roth

Eli Roth

Eli Roth wrote, directed, and produced the horror films Cabin FeverHostel and Hostel: Part II, all made independently and on a low budget, in the tradition of his heroes.  His producing credits include The Last Exorcism and The Last Exorcism, Part II and he co-starred in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. Most recently he wrote executed produced and directed the series Hemlock Grove for Netflix. As a child Roth was obsessed with horror movies, and was sawed in half with a chain saw at his Bar Mitzvah, much to the horror of his entire extended family. His future projects include an adaptation of Stephen King’s bestseller Cell and Trailer Trash, an entire movie of fake trailers.

 

Commentaries by Eli Roth

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Starcrash

1979
New World Pictures
Italian fan-turned-director Luigi Cozzi (as “Lewis Coates”) specialized in energetic mini-budget spectacles inspired by his...
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The House with the Laughing Windows

2003
Image
This is the undubbed Italian trailer for Pupi Avati’s atmospheric...
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Three On A Meathook

1973
Studio 1 Productions
The vanished grindhouse era of gory, misogynist Ed-Gein-inspired Psycho knockoffs lives again,...
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Exorcist II

1977
Warner Bros.
Eli Roth loves the trailer, hates the movie – although some of us at...
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Goodbye Uncle Tom

1972
Cannon Films
Those Mondo Cane guys are back with an astoundingly non-P.C. farrago purporting to...
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Africa Blood and Guts

1967
Rizzoli
The Italian creators of the worldwide ’60s smash Mondo Cane, initiators of...
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I Dismember Mama

1972
Valiant International Pictures
One of the classic gimmick trailers, entirely staged with only a few short...
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The Mole People

1956
Universal
One of the less beloved Universal sci-fi horrors of the ’50s, this monster-laden...
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Superfuzz

1981
AVCO Embassy Pictures
Although not widely distributed theatrically, Sergio Corbucci’s little-known Italian-Spanish superhero comedy has a tremendous fan...
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Rolling Thunder

1977
AIP
John Flynn (The Outfit) was the director, but writer Paul Schrader’s Taxi Driver sensibilities...
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Rock ‘N Roll High School

1979
New World Pictures
Probably the most sheer fun New World Picture ever, Allan Arkush’s...
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Creepshow

1982
Warner Bros.
With a slightly heftier budget and his first big-name cast, George Romero teams up with...
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The Birds

1963
Universal
Another marathon Hitchcock cult-of-personality trailer with not a single shot from the actual movie....
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Forbidden Planet

1956
MGM
Dr. Morbius. His daughter Altaira. Robby the Robot. The Monster from the Id. Did...
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Squirm

1976
AIP
Worms Gone Wild! The debut film of underrated director Jeff Lieberman is another entry in...
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