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Two college pals-Josh (Derek Richardson) and Paxton (Jay Hernandez)-and their Icelandic friend, Oli (Eythor Gudjonsson), whom they met on their travels, are backpacking in Europe when they stop off in Amsterdam for a bender of drinking, drugs and, they hope, sex. There they are advised by other world-wise travelers that Bratislava should be their next destination: the Slovakian women are crazy about foreigners, especially Americans. They have no idea. Drawn by the guarantee of easy sex, they arrive in the former Soviet bloc backwater. But by the time they figure out that they are simply potential victims of an international snuff ring, it's too late. From acclaimed horror writer/director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever).
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Featuring lots of guts and gore, Hostel is a wildly entertaining corpse-filled journey -- assuming one is entertained by corpses, guts, and gore, that is.
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Common Sense Says
Extremely brutal, graphic horror movie has cursing, nudity.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Hostel is a 2006 horror movie in which a pair of American college guys backpacking through Europe in search of sex, drugs, and alcohol find themselves in a gory nightmare of sadistic torture. This is absolutely not for kids. The premise and primary "plot" is torture -- specifically, the torture of young travelers by wealthy adults who pay thousands of dollars for the experience. These images are graphic and bloody (severed limbs, penetrated genitals, sliced Achilles tendon, gouged eye, with weapons including scissors, chainsaws, knives, hammers, drills, clippers, guns, cars, and chairs). One character throws herself in front of a train when she sees her disfigurement following torture. These violent scenes are preceded by a sojourn in Amsterdam featuring bare breasts and one frontal nudity shot. Characters engage in boisterous sex, and a man makes a homosexual pass at an unwilling young man. Characters smoke, drink, and do multiple sorts of drugs. Characters use frequent foul language (over 100 uses of "f--k," derogatory terms like "f--got").
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Role Models
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- Genre:Horror, Thriller
- Release Date:January 5, 2006
- Audio Format:5.1
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