Eli Roth


Eli Roth (born 18.04.1972)
Eli Roth is an award-winning American director and actor famous for his work on the movie 'Hostel' and 'Cabin Fever'.

Eli Roth: Childhood
Eli Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts to Jewish parents. His parents are psychiatrist Dr. Sheldon Roth and painter Cora Roth.
He was inspired to embark on a filmmaking career after watching Ridley Scott's 'Alien' when he was 8. He attended Newton South High School and the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. While at University, he ran film producer Frederick Zollo's office.
One of his first jobs when he moved to LA was as an extra on legal drama 'The Practice'.

Eli Rother: Film Career
Towards the end of university, Eli Roth wrote and directed a movie called 'Restaurant Dogs' after watching Quentin Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs' and it was nominated for a Student Academy Award.
He met 'The Elephant Man' director David Lynch through his work with Zollo and subsequently met composer Angelo Badalamenti through him, who went on to write the music for Roth's first feature film 'Cabin Fever'.
He moved to LA in 1999 and made a series of short animations for Mandalay Sports Entertainment with Noah Belson called 'Chowdaheads' which was meant to air between 'WCW Monday Nitro' wrestling matches but never did because the CEO at the time was fired. The pair also made a stop motion animation series called 'The Rotten Fruit'.
Roth's first big break was with 2003's 'Cabin Fever'; a horror movie inspired loosely by a skin infection he caught horseriding in Iceland. It was made with a $1.5 million budget and grossed 35 million worldwide on its release. Quentin Tarantino called it his favourite new film in 2004 and dubbed Roth 'the future of horror'.
His next film, 'Hostel', was number one at the box office when it opened in 2006 and grossed $80 million at the box office worldwide - 20 times the movie's budget. Roth has been credited with the creation of sub-genre 'torture porn' or 'gorno' which refers to the excitement built up in a movie from excessive violence. 'Hostel' was voted as Best Horror Film of 2007 in Empire Magazine.
'Hostel: Part II' did not fare as well as the first movie at the box office, though it is thought that an online leak of the movie resulting in millions of illegal downloads contributed to the poor sales.
In 2007, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed horror double feature called 'Grindhouse' which included Rodriguez's 'Planet Terror' and Tarantino's 'Death Proof'. Each feature was preceded by a series of fake movie trailers; Roth created a trailer for a movie called 'Thanksgiving' in the 'Death Proof' segment (as well as also appearing in that movie) but is set to release a full length version of it in 2013.

Eli Roth: Other career ventures
Eli Roth is producing martial arts film 'The Man with the Iron Fist' directed by and starring The RZA. Quentin Tarantino is also said to be involved.
Roth has contributed to DVD extras and audio commentaries of various films including horror flicks Juan Piquer Simon's 'Pieces' and Lucio Fulci's 'Cat in the Brain' as well as Troma's 'Blood Sucking Freaks'.
He voiced the lumberjack in animated comedy 'Disaster!' He also co-starred in Tarantino's WW2 movie 'Inglourious Basterds' alongside Brad Pitt and had a cameo in 'Piranha 3DD'.
He produced 'The Last Exorcism' with Eric Newman and Marc Abraham which was released in 2010. He also worked on the sequel 'The Last Exorcism Part 2' which will be released in March 2013.
Roth hosted an episode of the Discovery Channel's 'Curiosity' series called 'How Evil Are You?' which saw him explore the science behind evil and undergo a brain scan.
He has written and stars in Chile based horror 'Aftershock' which will be released in 2013.
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The Sacrament

13th June 2014 -

 Movie Review

Yet another found-footage thriller, this chilling horror film at least has some solid roots as a fictionalised version of real events. The fact that something like this actually happened (on a vastly larger scale in...

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The Green Inferno

19th May 2014 -


When a team of enthusiastic New York students get involved in an activism campaign, they decide to take a field trip to the deep Amazonian rainforest of Peru in a bid to rescue an ancient...

Steven Spielberg On The Future Of The Film Industry: An 'Implosion Is Due'

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Steven Spielberg talks about the difficulties of showing anything other than big budget, mainstream films in the cinema. He was addressing film students at the opening of the University of South California's School of Cinematic...

The Last Exorcism Part II

7th June 2013 -

 Movie Review

When you qualify your movie as the "last" anything, a sequel seems a bit out of the question, but these new filmmakers have essentially relegated the 2010 original to a mere backstory. They have moved...

Eli Roth's Rowdy Birthday Bash With Marilyn Manson

2nd May 2013 -


Director Eli Roth had a 41st birthday to remember after he and his pal Marilyn Manson were kicked out of a Los Angeles restaurant for attacking a pinata with a baseball bat.The Hostel filmmaker celebrated...

Eli Roth's 'Hemlock Grove' Devoured By Fans As The First Season Hits Netflix

23rd April 2013 -


Landon Liboiron, Freya Tingley, Penelope Mitchell and Bill Skarsgard - Hemlock Grove actors at Toronto premiere'Hemlock Grove', the new supernatural horror series from Eli Roth, has been announced by Netflix to have had more viewers...

The Last Exorcism II – Review Roundup, Eli Roth and Ashley Bell’s Stress Fracture

1st March 2013 -


Considering the prequel was called The Last Exorcism, no one really saw The Last Exorcism II coming. But that hasn’t diminished the excitement surrounding Daniel Stamm’s possession horror, which hits cinemas tonight (March, 1).If the...

Spine-Twisting Horror Sequel - The Last Exorcism Part II (Trailer)

11th January 2013 -


If you’re going to call a movie ‘The Last Exorcism,’ you should probably resign yourself that you can’t really make a sequel to it, containing an exorcism. Except, apparently, these guys just did. The Last...

A Hint Of Gore: Eli Roth’s Aftershock Trailer!

3rd January 2013 -


Aftershock is the new movie written by Eli Roth – best known as the guy behind Hostel, Grindhouse and The Last Exorcism – and we reckon there’s going to be a whole bunch of gore...


2nd January 2013 -


When a bunch of tourists including American guy Gringo hit a party town in Chile, they anticipate a night of fun and frolics and Gringo just wants to meet a girl. However, what happens instead...

The Man With the Iron Fists

7th December 2012 -

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Rapper-turned-actor-turned-filmmaker RZA is clearly influenced by cohorts Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth as he indulges in this crazed pastiche of 1970s kung fu action romps. It's energetic and often quite funny, but far too silly...

Hot Tickets! This Weekend's US Cinema Releases: Flight, Wreck It Ralph, The Man With The Iron Fists, Vamps

2nd November 2012 -


All eyes are on Flight and Wreck It Ralph this weekend as the main contenders for box office glory. Denzel Washington’s performance in Flight has already sparked whispers of an Oscar nomination from insiders, something...

Corman's World

2nd December 2011 -


American director Roger Corman is one of the film industry's most influential directors. Born in 1926, he is best known for the numerous low budget B movies which he has directed. Not only is he...

Eli Roth talks shooting Hitler in the face

2nd August 2011 -


Eli Roth chatting with reporters outside a restaurant in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. The actor discussed his role in Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglorious Basterds', during which his character shoots Adolf Hitler. Roth joked, "It was great.It's...

Roth Enjoys Sweet Revenge On Meet Joe Black Director

11th August 2010 -


ELI ROTH refuses to hold a grudge against MEET JOE BLACK director MARTIN BREST for firing him as a stand-in when he was a struggling actor, because he's now more successful than the GIGLI filmmaker.The...

Peaches Geldof Pierces Nose

1st July 2010 -


Peaches Geldof has had her nose pierced.The socialite - whose father is Bob Geldof - was spotted in Hollywood on Tuesday (29.06.10) buying a ring for her new piercing in her left nostril.Peaches - who...

Inglourious Basterds

19th February 2009 -


Watch the trailer for Inglourious Basterds.Quentin Tarantino takes on what could be his biggest cinematic challenge to date, 'Inglourious Basterds' is the title of his new film set in France during World War II. France...

Arnett: 'Grindhouse Flopped Because Critics Attacked Weinstein'

19th June 2007 -


Funnyman WILL ARNETT blames the media for ruining movie double bill GRINDHOUSE's chances of becoming a hit - because critics simply wanted to slaughter producer HARVEY WEINSTEIN. The actor, who provides the voiceover for ELI...

Hit Horror Film Is Based On Sick Website

11th January 2006 -


Horror movie-maker ELI ROTH's hit new torture film HOSTEL is based on an internet idea where rich businessmen can pay to kill strangers. The CABIN FEVER director was so disturbed by one Thai website,...

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