Horror movies have fallen on hard times. Amidst the deluge of pointless remakes (The Hills Have Eyes, etc.), and the greater horrors of a pro-torture Bush regime, Hostel goes with human trafficking as its we-will-shock-you premise. Two horny young American dudes (Jay Hernandez from Friday Night Lights and Dumb and Dumberer's Derek Richardson) are happy ripping bong hits in Amsterdam until a fellow traveler at a hostel tells them about Bratislava: "There is so much pussy, and because of the area there are no guys." So they go. And get trapped in a pay-to-play torture house. Eli Roth's film isn't very clever, but it's got gnarly gore aplenty: see a dopey kid try to walk with severed Achilles tendons, an Asian girl get her eyeball snipped out — and plenty of Eastern European betties butt-naked, of course. But despite its chilling twist about how the torture house operates, Hostel ultimately plays like a mediocre episode of the "Twilight Zone" fleshed out to feature length via bunch of masked men brandishing surgical instruments. Quentin Tarantino liked Hostel enough to endorse it; the Slovakian tourist board s probably less thrilled.
- Jay Hernandez
- Directed by Eli Roth
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Around the Web
Cracked6 Hit Songs That Destroyed The Bands They Made Famous
SalonSecrets Of The Female Pickup Artist
Mental Floss10 People Banned From SNL
MTV News6 Cringe-Worthy VMA Moments We’ll Never Forget
Diffuser10 Best Album Closing Tracks
Cracked5 Famous Bands With Backstories That Would Make Great Movies
- The Secrets of an NFL Locker Room
- Donald Trump Just Stopped Being Funny
- Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka Charged With Third-Degree Murder
- Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard Releases New LP as Thunderbitch
- 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
- Watch French Train Hero Recount Gunman Encounter on 'Fallon'
- High Desert Suicide: Was a Prison Guard Hazed to Death?
- Read Kanye West's Blunt, Poignant VMA Video Vanguard Award Speech