The horror of Hostel

I had to go see the movie Hostel, because in some ways I’m pretty fucking twisted but at least I can admit it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just tell me a movie is disturbing and will horrify you to the core of your being and I’ll be first in line. I like to believe it’s more of a need of raw emotion drawn out of me than to watch others misery…but who knows.

If you are going to Hostel then don’t forget the master mind behind his movie is Eli Roth who made Cabin Fever and loves the typical horror genre. He likes naked ladies, stupid teenagers and of course he loves it as gory as possible. So before you run in hoping to see a thriller like The Ring, Hostel goes far beyond a thriller.

The first 40 minutes drag on with 2 college boys looking to get laid and a drifter helping them find places where said girls would be. The character Josh (Derek Richardson: noted left picture) just got over a breakup and isn’t interested in just some one-night stand while that is all that Paxton (Jay Hernandez) was interested in. Eventually a stranger suggests for them to go to this Hostel in Slovakia where the women are slutty and plentiful. Obviously their desires end up leading them to trouble.

What is more terrifying, to me, is the idea of being trapped somewhere in a foreign country where help is nowhere to be found. My dreams of wanting to go backpacking abroad are a little scewed now and if I ever dream of doing it I guarantee whomever I am with will be by my side at every single moment.

Hostel is a good movie to see if you want to have your skin crawl for a few minutes (the scary part only really lasts for 15 minutes of the film) but a lot of the plot is lacking so hold on until you get to the good stuff.รƒฦ’ร†โ€™รƒยขรขโ€šยฌร…ยกรƒฦ’รขโ‚ฌลกรƒโ€šร‚ย  I will admit I am still getting some chills from a few scenes and firmly believe there is a lot more truth to this story than any American really wants to believe.

3 Stars


  1. Jennifer

    January 16, 2006 at 12:52 am

    LOL You know, it sounds like an okay flick. I think I’ll wait for the DVD though. ๐Ÿ˜›

    And backpacking/hostelling isn’t that bad. If you get a bad feeling about a place, you can always move on as quickly as possible. That’s the beauty of it!

  2. Robin

    January 16, 2006 at 8:14 am

    Yeah, the guys were pretty stupid in it and I guess the point is you can get a college guy to do just about anything if a skanky girl is involved ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. sHa shinizzle

    January 18, 2006 at 10:09 pm

    mannnnnn, you ruin the mood ๐Ÿ˜›
    now I’m not sure I’m going to catch this movie or not. hehehe.
    nevermind, I can always watch Supernatural tv series. They have the cutest guy ever (Jensen Ackles), heh ๐Ÿ˜€

    but nice review, by the way ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Robin

    January 18, 2006 at 10:14 pm

    Thanks! I love doing reviews, it’s my passion.

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