Hostel (2005) Poster



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Followed by 

Hostel: Part III (2011) (Video)


House of Madness (1973)
Cited as a main inspiration for the plot.
Don't Look Now (1973)
The pursuit of a figure wearing a red coat through the narrow backstreets of a strange city.
The Wicker Man (1973)
"How Do" song is lifted from the film "Wicker Man" and placed in similar context of sexual manipulation/
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
When the man with the chainsaw falls and cuts his leg with it, it is a reference to the end of "The Texas Chain Saw Masscre" where the same thing happens to Leatherface.
Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)
It is referenced.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
A little group of friends travels to a remoted place where, after some quite days, strange, disturbing and macabre things start to happen.
The Shining (1980)
Room 237 plays a pivotal role in the film
The Vanishing (1988)
Cited as an inspiration for the film's plot.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
The man on the train who eats his salad with his hands is referred to as Edward Saladhands.
The City of Lost Children (1995)
The German Surgeon wears the same attire as Krank does in one of the scenes of the film.
Audition (1999)
Cited as an inspiration for the film's plot.
Ichi the Killer (2001)
Cited as an inspiration for the film's plot.
Suicide Club (2001)
When the japanese girl throws herself in front of the train at the end of the movie, the scene and its details (like the blood exploding on the faces of several passengers) is exactly the same as the first scene of Jisatsu saakuru, when the girls jump in front of the train.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The guy has a poster of it on his wall.
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Cited as an inspiration for the film's plot.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
scene of severed Achilles tendon using the same prop
Saw (2004)
It is referenced.

Referenced in 

Horror Business (2005) (Video)
DVD is shown.
Family Guy: Brian Sings and Swings (2006) (TV Episode)
Sunshine Bear jumps in front of a truck the exact way that Kana jumps in front of the train.
Hostel Dissected (2006) (Video)
Making of Documentary for the DVD.
The Sopranos: Kaisha (2006) (TV Episode)
When talking about his friend's script, Chris mentions "Hostel".
Down to the Bone: Anatomy of a Prequel (2007) (Video)
Title referenced.
Eli on Ichi (2007) (Video)
Director Eli Roth talks about this film.
Countdown: Antiguo matadero de Navalafuente, 15:35 horas (2007) (TV Episode)
DVD in shelf of video rental store.
I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
According to the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, "I Know Who Killed Me" is a "rip-off of 'Hostel', 'Saw', and 'The Patty Duke Show'".
Greek: Black & White and Read All Over (2007) (TV Episode)
Calvin tells Ashleigh, "Right, uh, let's try to make this place look a little less like that movie 'Hostel.'"
Manhunt 2 (2007) (Video Game)
A Project Surgeon is identical to one of the torturers.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Monster Madness 2007 Recap (2007) (TV Episode)
James mentions this as one films that started the whole torture horror genre.
Primeval: Episode #2.2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Caroline at the video store.
In the Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy (2008) (Video)
poster shown, comparisons made to Psycho and Rear Window
Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World: Mom Fight (2008) (TV Episode)
A spa facility treatment is compared to what can be seen in the film.
Game Boys (2008)
"I always wished my NES games were more like Hostel."
Paintball (2009)
When one of the men watching the events unfold complains, he is told that he pays to see death, as the customers in the film do.
Skeleton Crew (2009) (Video)
The characters talk about this film.
Phelous & the Movies: Phelous Fever (2009) (TV Episode)
The next terrible horror film Eli Roth made.
Cleanflix (2009)
DVD cover.
Ed Byrne: Different Class (2009) (Video)
Plot mentioned in routine.
Jeopardy!: 2010 College Championship Finals: Game 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "Fright-ful Films"
Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 24 September 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jan Vlasák talks about it.
Top 10 Lost Horror Films (2010) (Video)
The poster of the film was shown as an example of horror films with blood shed and gore.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned among "torture" films.
Chiller 13: The Decade's Scariest Movie Moments (2010) (TV Movie)
Shown on list.
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Phelous & the Movies: Phlorentine (2011) (TV Episode)
"It's Paxton from Hostel."
Phelous & the Movies: The Human Centiphede (2011) (TV Episode)
Compares the tone of the film to "The Human Centipede (First Sequence)".
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.20 (2011) (TV Episode)
Matt Singer says the film makes "Videodrome" look like "Dora the Explorer"
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2011) (TV Episode)
The scene of Leatherface torturing a victim is said to be taken from this film.
Welshy Reviews: Scream 4: Part 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned among the birth of torture porn.
Excused: Rescue Me (2011) (TV Episode)
One female candidate makes the other man "think of the movie 'Hostel'."
Phelous & the Movies: Phrong Turn Fore: Hostel (2011) (TV Episode)
Wrong Turn 4 reminds Phelous of this movie.
Phelous & the Movies: Hostel Phostel III (2012) (TV Episode)
Phelous mentions the other two films.
Get the Gringo (2012)
Torture by cutting off toes.
Holliston: Camera Rental: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
When the Laura describes the haunted apartment as "homey" Corri retorts by saying the apartment is more like "Hostel."
The Cinema Snob: Guinea Pig: The Devil's Experiment (2012) (TV Episode)
The Snob refers "Saw" and "Hostel" as torture porns.
Grave Encounters 2 (2012)
Alex and Trevor allude to it.
Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012)
Title of this film appears on-screen.
El Reviewer Random: Halloween Special 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
Film is referenced.
The Cinema Snob: 42nd Street Forever, Volume 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Credits the film with creating the torture porn genre.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.101 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Eli Roth directed the film.
Rewind This! (2013)
DVD and video case are shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.137 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Eli Roth directed the film.
Hookman 2 (2013)
Mentioned by Will when talking about horror porn.
Psych: Dead Air (2013) (TV Episode)
Shawn says "Bob is an Eli Roth movie. He flipped and killed Crock, and he did it all in Romania."
The Cinema Snob: Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (2013) (TV Episode)
"Think of these next scenes as Private Lessons crossed with Hostel."
Kumail Nanjiani: Beta Male (2013) (TV Special)
Kumail talks about the scene where the killer cuts someone's Achilles tendon.
Anime Abandon: SiN: The Movie (2013) (TV Episode)
"...and wakes up in a bad Hostel sequel."
Outlast (2013) (Video Game)
Was said to be one of the many inspirations for the game.
Naked Vegas: Paint the Town, Red (2013) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on sign.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.24 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Eli Roth directed the film.
Baggage Battles: Sin City Win (2013) (TV Episode)
The trilogy is referenced when an effects dummy of Eli Roth is appraised.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Talk Dirty by Jason DeRulo (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
Digging Up the Marrow (2014)
Mentioned on "Hatchet" poster.
The Cinema Snob: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2014) (TV Episode)
Snob mentions this franchise.
The Comix Scrutinizer: Squeak the Mouse #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
"Making him as expendable as the main characters in Eli Roth's Hostel."
Show Leose Marese: Episode #1.10 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Leos Mares.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Is It Horror? (2015) (TV Episode)
Film is mentioned.
Half in the Bag: 2015 Re-Cap (So Far) (2015) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Saw (2015) (TV Episode)
Another film in the "torture porn" genre.
Last Man Standing: The Gratitude List (2015) (TV Episode)
Eve wanted to watch "Hostel".
Difficult People: Strike Rat (2017) (TV Episode)
Billy mentions the film
Feed the Bear: The Rules of the Game: Serena Williams and the Dark Art of the Rhetorical Question (2018) (TV Episode)
Owen Benjamin says he wants to visit the place where the movie was filmed.
Phelous & the Movies: Unfriended 2: Dark Web (2018) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.


Chodník cez Dunaj (1989) (TV Movie)
Shown on the TV at the hostel.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
A scene of "Pulp fiction" is shown in this film.
Sex Fever (2003) (Video)
The security guard is watching this film on the portable DVD player.

Featured in 

The Dark Side of Porn: Does Snuff Exist? (2006) (TV Episode)
some scenes were shown
2006 MTV Movie Awards (2006) (TV Special)
Nominated, clips shown.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
Anthony Timpone mentions it. Also, poster and footage of this film are shown.
30 Even Scarier Movie Moments (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
Clips are shown.
Hostel: Part II (2007)
Paxton has flashbacks from the film "Hostel".
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage from this film is shown.
American Grindhouse (2010)
Footage of this film is shown.
Phelous & the Movies: Hostel Phostel (2010) (TV Episode)
Film is reviewed.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Torture Porn Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
Hostel is #2.
Boyhood (2014)
Jimmy watches this film on TV.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Horror Movies: 2000s (2015) (TV Episode)
Hostel gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Hyped Horror Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Hostel is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Will Make You Paranoid (2015) (TV Episode)
Hostel is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Horrific Movie Scenes You Can Never Unsee (2016) (TV Episode)
Eye Scream gets an honorable mention.
Eli Roth's History of Horror: Slashers Part 2 (2018) (TV Episode)
"Hostel" is one of the focal points of the episode.

Spoofed in 

Hostile (2007) (Video)
Gay porn parody.
Done in 60 Seconds. With Clay.: Hostel (2012) (TV Episode)
A 60 second version done in claymation.
Toy Story of Terror (2013) (TV Short)
The toys being kidnapped from the Motel and then sold off is the same plot as Hostel where persons are kidnapped from a Hostel then sold off.
Axe Commercial: Hostel (2014) (Short)
The torture scenes.

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