While attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas, four friends are enticed by two sexy escorts to join them at a private party way off the Strip. Once there, they are horrified to find ... See full summary »
With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw". The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.
Jigsaw locks a few unlucky people in a booby trapped shelter and they must find a way out before they inhale too much of a lethal nerve gas and die. But they must watch out, for the traps Jigsaw has set in the shelter lead to death also.
Darren Lynn Bousman
3 backpackers are in Amsterdam where they get locked out of their youth hostel. They are invited into a man's house where he tells them of a hostel somewhere in eastern Europe where the women are all incredibly hot and have a taste for American men. When they get there, everything is too good to be true - the hostel is "to die for" Written by
At the very end of the credits, the character of Natalya is heard to say, "I get a lot of money for you... and that make you my bitch". This is a piece of audio lifted from an earlier scene in the film. See more »
This film is about human commodification and Darwinian economics. The Americans depicted want more than a painting or a statue from their trip to Europe -- they want stories of subjugating natives. But their fraternal lust is outstripped by the international business community (all First World players) who want to experience murder first-hand. Sex is just foreplay for what turns into an erotically charged bloodbath. This film functions at so many levels -- first as an aggressive, homo-social "buddy picture", then as a first-rate slasher, and finally as a great indictment of unbridled capitalism. I can't believe this film got tepid reviews from anyone (at least have the courage to hate it outright). Strongly recommended.
A number of comments seem to concern themselves with the notion that is in some way an attack on European values. National Socialism was about the banality of evil -- everyday people doing what they thought was expected of them. Here we have both Americans and Europeans performing social stereotypes that have been culturally determined for centuries: hunting and fu*king and buying immunity. If you can't handle that, or find it ugly, then maybe you don't want to watch "horror" movies. The horror in this film is all human, emanating from within -- there's no supercosmos or grand inquisitor. It's about people who have forgotten that they are human (hyper-alienated), and at least Roth has the good grace to take this on in a loving and spirited manner. I say again, this film is way more subversive (and technically beautiful) than it's being given credit for.
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