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.
When Katie innocently accepts an offer to have new photos taken for her portfolio, the experience quickly turns into a nightmare of rape, torture and kidnapping. Now, she will have to find the strength to exact her brutal revenge.
Steven R. Monroe
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 who's 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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The film recouped triple its budget in its theatrical release. Together, both "Hostel" films cost a total of $15 million dollars and grossed a total of $115 million dollars theatrically worldwide, making the "Hostel" films one of the most profitable horror franchises. See more »
(at around 51 mins) In the Bathory-esque scene Lorna is hanging upside down. When Ms. Bathory, who is laying in the tub, first starts slashing Lorna with the scythe, Lorna's back is to Ms. Bathory. Then, when Ms. Bathory picks up the smaller scythe, in the next shot Lorna is suddenly shown facing Ms. Bathory as she slits her throat. See more »
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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 »
Two Visits to the Hostel, and hell its better second time!
Hostel was a very flawed movie, made tolerable by the simple fact the main idea about people paying to torture and kill people was a very good one. It was disturbing, and the brief screen time that storyline occupied the movie made it worthwhile. Overall that film was 7/10 movie at best, it was gory, fun and had a great storyline. Yet its characters and the plot surrounding them was a mess. I didn't care less about a group of American college guys going to have lots of sex. Not only were they irritating as hell, but they also never seemed believable. By the time we saw them start dying in gruesome manners I was practically cheering the killers, it made there irritating mannerisms seem worthwhile as we saw them operated on, beheaded and having half a hand cut off with a chainsaw. I was looking forward to seeing Hostel Part 2 as I was intrigued where Eli Roth would take the story. Would he follow the survivor of the original, or follow a new group of people altogether. The answer is a bit of both, as Paxton does make an appearance, but the major storyline follows a group of girls off to Slovakia to go to a spa. And its with these three lead character Hostel Part 2 succeeds. These three are believable, and actually likable. We have the normal one, the party loving one and also the sweet and considered slightly irritating one. They seem like real people, so by the time the nasty events begin we feel for them. Hostel Part 2 is a rare thing in the horror genre, a sequel that surpasses the original. It might not be as gory in my opinion, but its more horrific, more scary and overall a lot better movie than the original ever was.
So let me start off with the cast of the movie, as the cast are surprisingly decent here. As I said the three leads are pretty good, only one who started to grate after a while. We have Lauren German as Beth, she does a great performance here. Its not too showy and it never seems the average dumb idiot girl that's killed off in horror movies. Nor is she the ridiculously kick ass female either, she just seems normal. There's also Heather Matarazzo as Lorna. Now she was my personal favourite of the movie. She's geeky, but she's a genuinely nice person. Her character definitely seems the most believable of the entire movie. The final of the lead girls is Bijou Phillips as Whitney. Now she irritated me at first and after her first few minutes I was waiting anxiously to see her head mounted on a wall and her intestines spilling out everywhere. However her character grew on me, and in the end I found her quite likable, although certainly the least believable. Yet the lead three aren't the best bit of this movie. No what Hostel Part 2 decides to do is show us the killers world, the world of the rich businessmen who auction to kill the people. Its this storyline and the characters that inhabit it that works brilliantly. Roger Bart is the best character and best performer in the movie, I won't spoil anything about his character, he's too good to spoil. He has the best moments in the movie, and I'm glad to see the actor doing more roles. The other supporting cast are pretty great as well, definitely an improvement on the original movie.
So what of the gore then, as unfortunately for a lot of people that's what seeing this movie will all be about. Well its hardly gory on the scale of Saw 3 or even Hostel for that matter. So for people going to see this movie foe extreme violence they will probably be a bit disappointed. Only one sequence near the end made me cringe like crazy, the rest seemed pretty tame, although a lot of it still left me disturbed. Especially a sequence involving a scythe and a bath (don't ask). Nothing comes close to sickening like the eye ball sequence in the original, all this does is horrify through other means. This movie rather than opting to sicken, decides to unsettle you. And it does that through clever ways. There are no "boo" scares in this movie, you won't jump at all. This works through psychological methods, and a great little touches. The most disturbing and horrifying sequences in the movie follow the actual people who auction to kill the people, its an unusual method to unsettle, but when you see them auctioning at first it creeped me out. Other methods and the actual character inhabiting the world are genuinely frightening, and leaves you a bit nervous. This might not be terrifying for a lot of people, but it is genuinely creepy and a lot more disturbing then the last movie.
So what are the faults of this movie as clearly its not a perfect movie (hence the 9/10 and not 10/10). Well if this movie has one fault I'll have to admit its probably the ending, and also the fact some people might complain about the set up a bit, as the set up does take a while. Also the storyline at the start seems a bit superfluous by the end of the movie. Anyway apart from the ending leaving me a bit disappointed and the fact that at least one cast member seemed unnecessary, this is a very good movie, and definitely a superior movie to the original. Whther this does well or not depends on what people are looking for, in terms of gore this won't satisfy the gore hungry fans who've seen Saw 3. But for the people who want a creepy, unsettling and admittedly very well made movie, Hostel Part 2 will not disappoint.
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