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Presented by Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill, Vol. 1 & 2) and directed by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever), Hostel is a shocking and relentless film in the tradition of Saw about two American backpackers (Jay Hernandez, Friday Night Lights and Derek Richardson, Dumb and Dumberer) in Europe who find themselves lured in as victims of a murder-for-profit business. Paxton and Josh, two college friends, are lured by a fellow traveler to what's described as a nirvana for American backpackers -- a particular hostel in an out-of-the-way Slovakian town stocked with Eastern European women as desperate as they are gorgeous. The two friends arrive and soon easily pair off with exotic beauties Natalya and Svetlana. In fact, too easily... Initially distracted by the good time they're having, the two Americans quickly find themselves trapped in an increasingly sinister situation that they will discover is as wide and as deep as the darkest, sickest recess of human nature itself -- if they survive.
Well-made for the genre--the excessive-skin-displayed-before-gruesome-bloody-torture-begins genre--Hostel follows two randy Americans (Jay Hernandez, Friday Night Lights, and Derek Richardson, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd) and an even randier Icelander (Eythor Gudjonsson) as they trek to Slovakia, where they're told beautiful girls will have sex with anyone with an American accent. Unfortunately, the girls will also sell young Americans to a company that offers victims to anyone who will pay to torture and murder. To his credit, writer/director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever) takes his time setting things up, laying a realistic foundation that makes the inevitable spilling of much blood all the more gruesome. The sardonic joke, of course, is that Americans are worth the most in this brothel of blood because everyone else in the world wants to take revenge upon them. This dark humor and political subtext help set Hostel above its more brainless sadistic compatriots, like House of Wax or The Devil's Rejects. In general, though, there's something lacking; horror used to suggest some threat to the spirit--today's horror can conceive of nothing more troubling than torturing the flesh. For aficionados, Hostel features a nice cameo by Takashi Miike, director of bloody Japanese flicks like Audition and Ichi the Killer. --Bret Fetzer
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What really annoys me is when people say the gore looks fake. Dont listen to those people. I am a massive gorehound and I know what fake looks like and I didnt notice anything dodgy looking in Hostel. People always say that kind of thing just to slam a movie. Some people out there say Titanic has bad effects and The Devil's Experiment looks fake. Whats the point in lying and saying things look fake when they dont. Fair enough if you dont like Hostel but you cant go around making crazy accusations like that. Another thing is the acting. Hostel has very good and convincing acting but people will disagree.
If you're a true horror fan then give Hostel a chance and you'll enjoy it. Most people who have rated it a 1 star are probably not horror fans who just watched Hostel cause nothing else was on and they just decided to rate it for the crack.
Watch this on your own or with a few mates but leave your girlfriend or sister in another room cause I doubt she'd like it. Hostel is really a film for guys. In the cinema a few girls actually walked out. I'm not being sexist or anything, I'm just being honest. Girls probably WONT like it.
Overall, Hostel is a breath of fresh air compared to poor horror films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre(remake), Wolf Creek, Cold and Dark, Exorism of Emily Rose and The Grudge (US). Give it a chance cause Hostel's a very entertaining, disturbing and gory horror film.