->''"[[Film/CabinFever Ooooh faced!]]"''

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Eli Raphael Roth (born April 18, 1972) is an American film director, producer, writer and actor. A proud member of a group of horror directors known as the Splat Pack, Roth is known for his financially successful {{Gorn}} films, sparking the latest trend of R-rated {{horror}} films during a time when PG-13 films were considered more lucrative.

Creator/QuentinTarantino loves him like a brother - they clearly have a lot in common. Best not to ask what that involves. But it sounds like a lot of fun.

[[SmallNameBigEgo Uwe Boll]] thinks he's a no-talent hack. [[Film/{{Caddyshack}} So he's got that going for him. Which is nice.]]

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!! Associated Movies:
* ''Film/CabinFever''
* ''[[TwoThousandManiacs 2001 Maniacs!]]''
* The ''Film/{{Hostel}}'' movies
* ''Film/DeathProof'': The [[RealTrailerFakeMovie faux]] ''Thanksgiving'' trailer, also from ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}''.
* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'': Acting as "The Bear Jew". Also directed the FilmWithinAFilm ''Stolz Der Nation''.
* ''Film/Piranha3D'', the 2010 remake by fellow Splat Pack director Creator/AlexandreAja
* ''Film/TheManWithTheIronFists'': Screenplay with The RZA, and a cameo role.
* ''Film/{{Aftershock}}'': Screenplay with Nicolas Lopez, and the Lead role.

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!! Associated Tropes:
* AfraidOfBlood: Like a lot of gore-tastic directors.
* CarpetOfVirility
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: A good 99% of Roth's protagonists.
* DVDCommentary: He has to do multiple commentaries on his movies, all done by him. One of them has him doing one solo, others have him by different members of the cast and crew. He says the reason there are so many commentaries is because everyone has different stories to tell. He says people have been complaining that they had to sit through all of them. Eli would ask them "Why would you watch ALL of them?". Cabin Fever has FIVE commentaries, Hostel has four and Hostel Part 2 has three.
* {{Gorn}}
* {{Hatedom}}: Eli Roth hatred is like the Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pig of horror fandom. [[DontExplainTheJoke It's really trendy.]]
* MotorMouth: He never shuts up, ever. He admits this on one of the Hostel DVD Commentaries.
* PigeonholedDirector: He clearly admits that all he wants to make are horror movies.
* TropeBreaker: Roth has long voiced his disapproval of the longstanding horror film trope that says that [[DeathBySex promiscuous characters always die (and die horribly)]] while the virgin character ends up the last (wo)man standing. As such, it's common to see in his films that [[spoiler: the virgin girl/guy always dying and dying horribly while the manslut/slutty female character survives or at the very least, is the last one killed)]].
* YoungerThanHeLooks: Would you believe he's 41?

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