Before being sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends take one last road trip, but when they get into an accident, a terrifying experience will take them to a secluded house of horrors, with a chainsaw-wielding killer.
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.
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 whose 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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(at around 1h 5 mins) Eli Roth's severed head can be seen amongst others. However, Quentin Tarantino's head is not in any scenes (Roth notes in the commentary on the DVD that the person he used is often confused as Tarantino, but it is not him). See more »
(at around 6 mins) When Paxton dreams of the hospital in the beginning, the police officer tells him of a man that was murdered "in Vienna". Actually, the station in which the "Elite Hunting" boss is murdered in Hostel appears to be a German one (the signs in that station are only used by the Deutsche Bundesbahn in Germany). 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 »
The German theatrical version (based on the R-rated version) is rated FSK 18 and is cut by ca. 2 minutes. On DVD, two version were released: The extended version (based on the unrated version) with a SPIO/JK approval is cut by 7 seconds and misses the throat slashing scene. And the theatrical version (based on the R-rated version, the only home video release based on that version) which is cut by ca. 2.5 min. See more »
No thrills or chills in this brutal but weak sequel, another reason to stay at the HOLIDAY INN
Much like it's predecessor "Hostel 2" starts out in Eurpope where three art students are drawn to Slovakia, but their trip isn't all just fun in the sun. The girls soon meet their fate when they arrive at the hellacious hostel where people are taken to a remote facility to be tortured and killed by the highest bidder. Roth does a decent job picking up where he left off, sad thing is the first wasn't GOOD! There are no new tricks here and nothing Roth hasn't already attempted before, sure the gore is halfway decent but it fails to capture anything near scary. Truthfully there is no point at all in this crummy sequel the people haven't gotten too much smarter and the gore isn't a tad gorier, and don't even think once about jumping because Eli doesn't even get around to building the gumption to thrill. Not with all the other directions he can go. Overall forgettable, do yourself a favor and rent a classic horror movie where the director attempted at least ONCE to scare. **
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