Saturday, January 14, 2006
Directed by Eli Roth
Writing credits Eli Roth
Jay Hernandez.... Paxton
Derek Richardson.... Josh
Eythor Gudjonsson.... Oli
Barbara Nedeljakova.... Natalya
Three guys head to Slovakia to party. Nothing says good times like Slovakia. They get a tip that the women there will do anything they want. Next stop Slovakia! It turns out that they were misinformed. Actually, it's the sadists there who will do whatever they want to them. The hostel they're staying at is running a special on torturing horny backpackers. For a reasonable price, the local freaks can have their way with the lousy tourists.
"Hostel" is a fine horror flick. I was pleased. There is plenty of blood, gore and general sickness here to please any horror fan. The first half of the movie has the guys partying down in Europe with various topless women. Once they get their hot tip on the compliant Slovakian ladies, the movie clearly illustrates the danger of taking travel advice from someone you just met. The hostel in Slovakia turns out to be a slaughterhouse for wayward tourists. The last half of the movie has many fine gore scenes as the sadists go to work.
Besides its large amount of gore effects, "Hostel" also has an abundance of female nudity. I was very happy to see so many unnecessary naked breasts in a mainstream horror flick. This movie does not skimp on the exploitation. It's got blood, guts, breasts, and psychos in doctor outfits torturing people. Yeah, "Hostel" delivers the goods. It's worth a look.
SCORE: 4 out of 4 sickos at work