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
In the Unrated DVD version of the film, the word "fuck" is spoken 128 times. See more »
(at around 1h 1 min) When Paxton is handcuffed to the chair and his torturer grabs the three-pronged metal pole, Paxton is shown with bloody hole marks on his shirt. Then it shows the guy holding the rod, then hitting Paxton twice, then the shot goes back to Paxton and the bloody holes are there. The holes were added and filmed before the torturer hit him. 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 »
A cheap show of nudity, blood, and bland, cliché humor
Hostel is one of the reasons why horror is becoming a genre of shock value and losing it's creative side. Eli Roth creates a cheap show of nudity, blood, and bland, cliché humor. He definitely purchased the book of typical story lines and merged them all together. How many times have we seen the story of three 20-something-year-olds and the crazy things they do? One should know better if they saw Roth's horrible slop of a film,"Cabin Fever."
The major problem with this film was the false advertisement. The ads and previews showed this movie to be a promising horror-thriller with depth and originality. They even flashed "Quentin Tarantino!!" four or five times to ensure the viewer that this was quality. It wasn't. It did not even come close. The producers and distributors of the movie knew that with a good preview and a good name, people would flock to the theaters. This film is the reason why the box office continues to slump. Cheap and cheesy. You are looking for steak and Eli Roth throws down a raw hamburger.
Sure, the movie has gore. And sex. But with what was given, even those could not keep me remotely interested. Honestly, it isn't very hard to find an waitress/actress who will take her clothes off in a movie and a few prosthetic limbs. The movie had potential but flaws in the writing take it places where "White Noise" and "House of Wax" went. Hey, at least Paris Hilton did a better acting job.
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