Genre meisters Dimension Films have amped up the gore, screams and blatant girly perving in the latest red band trailer for Nicolas Lopez’s Aftershock. Produced by and featuring in a deliciously hammy role, Eli Roth, the film shares more than a passing resemblance to his debut feature, Hostel. Co-written by Roth and Guillermo Amoedo, Aftershock takes the tried and tested “gaggle of youngsters in an unknown environment” horror premise and plonks it amidst a Chilean earthquake.
This first look at the bloodier side of the story revs up the brutal violence which an unfortunate group of Americans suffer during a massive earthquake. Beginning with three lads out to get laid while on vacation, Roth lets rip with some sweet comedic delivery until mother nature decides to unleash her wrath on Chile. Cue a plethora of beheadings, bloody stumps, a frigging tsunami and of course a boatload of half-naked girls covered in blood. Screaming.
As well as Roth, the film stars Ariel Levy, Nicolás Martínez, Lorenza Izzo, Andrea Osvart and Natasha Yarovenko.
Since debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, initial reviews have been relatively middle of the road. These early reactions shook Dimension enough to only grant the film a limited theatrical release when it opens on May 10th.
Since completing Aftershock, Roth and Amoedo reunited to pen the upcoming The Green Inferno. Roth’s first directorial piece proper since 2007’s Hostel: Part II, The Green Inferno also brings Aftershock‘s Ariel Levy back into the fold. That film slated for release sometime in 2013, tells the story of an interfering bunch of teenagers who are held hostage by a tribe they originally intended to protect. Wonder if anyone’ll get scalped.
Make up your own mind on whether or not Aftershock is worth a cinema visit by checking out the trailer in question below.
Source: First Showing