Eli Roth

May 27, 2014 | 6:30 a.m.

‘Hemlock Grove’ first look: Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard in Season 2

Famke Janssen in a scene from Season 2 of Netflix's "Hemlock Grove." (Steve Wilkie/Netflix)
Famke Janssen is in matriarch mode as Olivia Godfrey in a new image for Season 2 of Netflix’s supernatural horror show, “Hemlock Grove,” which premieres with 10 episodes on July 11. Hero Complex readers can check out two new images from the series, based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name and executive produced by torture porn enthusiast Eli Roth. Set in a small Pennsylvania town, “Hemlock Grove” centers on the friendship between Roman (Bill Skarsgard), the young heir to the Godfrey family fortune, and a recent arrival, a gypsy named Peter Rumancek (Landon Liboiron). As the second season opens, the pair is dealing with the fallout from a deadly massacre, and Roman specifically is wrestling with a fractured relationship with his mother (Janssen) and the disappearance of his sister Shelley (Madeleine Martin). The cast also includes features Dougray […]
Dec. 18, 2009 | 12:58 a.m.

Eli Roth, a war hero to rabbis? The ‘Hostel’ director has a surprising new fan club

“Inglourious Basterds” just hit store shelves on DVD and Blu-ray and the Hero Complex caught up with one of the film’s most memorable Nazi killers, Eli Roth, the filmmaker-turned-actor who finds himself now as part of a cast that was just nominated by the Screen Actors Guild as the best ensemble. I talked to Roth about the role, the changing legacy of director Quentin Tarantino and his own experience dealing with a surprising new fan base. SPOILER ALERT: A MAJOR PLOT POINT IN “INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS” IS REVEALED IN THIS POST. GB: So this was Quentin Tarantino’s highest-grossing film ever — it’s pulled in $312 million worldwide. It’s  interesting to consider. “Pulp Fiction” and “Reservoir Dogs,”  which seem like such towering films in pop culture, but in reality I guess they only reached a narrow audience… ER: And you’re going to tie this into my being on the […]
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