Hostel: Part II

  • 18
  • Eli Roth (2007)
  • US
  • 91 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Writer/director Eli Roth's deft sequel to his 2005 original has increased production values, better character development and a more mature style. Hostel featured male backpackers being tortured for sport, but the genders are switched here, as three young American girls are lured to Slovakia for a spa break. Instead, they find themselves auctioned off as victims to satisfy the sick and violent fantasies of the privileged. The blood flows copiously, but it's the moody evocation of sheer depravity through suggestion that provides most impact, as Roth creates a terrifying atmosphere where the plight of the victims is keenly felt. The hardcore theme of man's inhumanity to man is reinforced by the surprise narrative swerves and some well-judged gallows humour.

Plot Summary

Horror sequel starring Lauren German and Roger Bart. Three female American students studying in Europe are lured to Slovakia with a promise of a relaxing weekend at a spa resort. But once at their destination they find themselves in mortal danger.

Cast and crew

Cast

Beth
Lauren German
Stuart
Roger Bart
Lorna
Heather Matarazzo
Whitney
Bijou Phillips
Todd
Richard Burgi
Axelle
Vera Jordanova
Sasha
Milan Knazko
Miroslav
Stanislav Ianevski
Paxton
Jay Hernandez
Stephanie
Jordan Ladd
Italian cannibal
Ruggero Deodato
Mrs Bathory
Monika Malacova

Crew

Director
Eli Roth

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Sony Pictures
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, drug abuse, nudity.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 29 Jun 2007
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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