After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
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
The scenes in Amsterdam are not shot in Amsterdam. The house, streets, and cars are Eastern European. A shot in the film shows a castle on a hill and a long bridge over a river, but there is none of this in Amsterdam. See more »
While most of the movie is supposed to happen in Slovakia, the filmmakers didn't even try to make it authentic as all of the signs are in Czech language. They did not even bother to remove all Czech signs at the train station which should be in Austria. See more »
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 »
The unrated DVD contains three additions that weren't in the theatrical version:
1. A close-up of the German Surgeon's severed leg after it's cut off by the chainsaw.
2. A slightly extended take of Kana's eye being cut off and the subsequent puss.
3. A close-up of the train crushing Kana's head during her suicide.
Some Kinda Freak
Written by Orpheus Dejournette & Mikael Johnston
Performed by Mephisto Odyssey
Courtesy of Warner Bros Records, Inc.
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This is a film for horror fans, if you don't really, really like horror films(gore included), I mean really, than don't see it. The first half of the film before the characters arrive at their destination is all frat boyish American fantasy European road trip film, which is later mirrored and satirized in the events of horror that actually take place. Though the film is full of extreme gore and violence(and a pretty cool ode to "Suicide Club"), there was a lot more subtlety to the story than I expected, though I cant imagine too many people really looking at it for anything other than the violence. It was a lot better than I expected, but not "the scariest film ever" that it is claimed to be. I'm also sick of Quentin Tarintino sticking his name on everything, its just a trick to confuse people who aren't paying attention, and as always giving him way more credit than he deserves(see Hero). There are also subtle themes about globalization and exploitation here, a critical view of the American and westerner in general who feel they can "buy" anything, which also asks us as "horror" fans what "price" we are willing to pay to see our violent collective fantasies laid out.
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