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.
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.
While traveling on vacation through the country of Northeastern of Brazil by bus, the American Alex Trubituan, his sister Bea Tribituan and their friend Amy Harrington meet the also foreigners Pru Stagler, Finn Davies and Liam Kuller after an accident with their bus. They follow a track through the woods and find a hidden paradisiacal beach. They decide to stay in the place drinking beer and dancing funk and parting with the locals and they meet the amicable Brazilian teenager Kiko. They are drugged with "Boa Noite, Cinderela" (Ruffies, literal translation: "Good Night, Cinderella" - a trick used by smalltime crooks to steal naive people) and when they wake up, they are practically naked, with all their belongings, clothes, money, jewels, passports, backpacks etc. stolen. They walk to a small village trying to find a police station, they get into trouble with the dwellers and they are helped by their acquaintance Kiko, who leads them to his uncle's isolated well-equipped cabin in the ...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In one underwater scene, Olivia Wilde's character is supposed to be panicking while trying to find an air bubble. This is actually real, as Olivia missed her mark and could not locate the air bubble. Because it is a wide shot, the safety divers were too far away to get there, but she eventually found the pocket See more »
After Bea stabs the kidnapper with the hiragana tattoo on his right shoulder (the one that hunts with the arrows) we see him sink to the bottom of the cave. However, there is no tattoo on his shoulder anymore. See more »
[careening recklessly through the countryside in a bus]
Are you having fun?
Am I the only one having a problem with this?
I don't know, I guess I'm used to it.
I just keep thinking about how far we must be from a hospital. You know, with doctors who operate instead of amputate?
Would you slow the fuck down!
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The unrated version runs ca. 2 minutes longer and features an extra/extended scene between Finn and Arolea, as well as more explicit shots of Amy being "operated" on. See more »
Written by Adriana Calcanhotto (as Adriana Calcanhotto)
Performed by Adriana Calcanhotto (as Adriana Calcanhotto)
Courtesy of Ariola & Sony BMG Music Entertainment Brazil LTDA
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I just saw this and I had extraordinarily low expectations, but I actually enjoyed it a lot more than I thought it would.
I thought the "Scarier than Hostel!" bit that they were using to promote it was corny and dumb, because a lot of people, including me, hated Hostel. But Turistas is better viewed when you're not expecting it to be that great. There were a few parts I thought were somewhat dumb, but the acting isn't bad. All of the actors are in their late 20's to early 30's, which I thought was good because I did NOT want to see another dumb teen-driven horror flick. But I don't see Turistas as a horror movie. It was a thriller that was actually somewhat scary, which is something that suspense movies these days lack terribly.
The parts I didn't like about it were overlookable. Like in the underwater scenes, I thought the acting could have been a little better, but in the long run, Turistas isn't a failure. I think there are much worse movies that could be on the Bottom 100, like Lady In The Water, for example. So, if Turistas is showing now at a 2nd-run house near you, you should go see it. Hopefully you won't hate it as much as typical IMDb folk do. They're all idiots, anyway.
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