When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
On one last road trip before they're sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends get into an accident that calls their local sheriff to the scene. Thus begins a terrifying experience where the teens are taken to a secluded house of horrors, where a young, would-be killer is being nurtured.
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins.
A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan,
Three female college students take a detour from their partying, enticed by a beautiful European woman who promises seclusion, safety and maybe even romance. What they get is a living hell where they are sold to the highest bidder who's fondest wish is to kill them slowly. Hostel 2 also follows 2 American men who, on the flip side of the coin, are willing to pay to join an exclusive club where a life will end at their hands...any way they like. It's a story of human monsters and the almighty dollar as only Eli Roth could tell it. Written by
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Edwige Fenech came out of acting retirement to play the role of The Professor. Eli Roth, a huge fan of Fenech, met her in Rome during his Hostel (2005) press tour, and asked her if she'd ever consider acting again. Fenech, now a highly successful producer and film distributor in Italy, told Roth she'd only act again for him, so Roth wrote the part for her. See more »
While Lorna is suspended upside down her feet are clearly being held by thick cuffs designed for suspending a person in this way, however when a close up of her feet is shown she is supposed to be bound by some thin rough looking rope. This obviously would not have been possible to film with the actress actually hanging by such a thin rope as the weight of the human body hung by the ankles in this way would have caused injury to the actress. See more »
Italian Police Officer:
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At the very end of the credits, the Bubblegum Gang Leader can be heard saying "Bitches!" one last time. See more »
Though no masterpiece, Eli Roth's second feature 'Hostel' was a breath of fresh air after so many tired remakes and PG-13 horror. It's a sort of cross between classic horror and modern horror and for the most part it's successful. It was also successful enough moneymaking wise that a 2 was inevitable, but there was one problem: There had already been a number of films in recent years where innocent people are tortured and killed. So with that in mind, could 'Hostel: Part II' be any better than routine? After seeing it, I'd say yes sir.
Pros: An awesome and scary opening dream sequence. Excellent performances all around. Like in the original, the filmmakers make great use of the locations and get some beautiful shots. Moves at a brisk pace. Again the bad guys are creepy and may give you many a sleepless night. Awesome production design and gorgeous architecture. Plenty of the red stuff and some gore. Nathan Barr, composer of the first film, does another good score here. Though not as memorable, this film's ending is still unforgettable.
Cons: Like the first film, this one takes a while to get to the point. As good as the movie is, the 'torture porn' sub-genre is getting old now.
Final thoughts: I'd read a lot of negative things about this sequel and now after seeing it I don't understand all the hate. Sure we've seen some of this before, but there's enough good here to make up for that.
My rating: 4/5
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