Hostel: Part II

Hostel: Part II

Eli Roth (2007)

91min
18 Certificate
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Our Score
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.

Summary

Three American female students are lured to Slovakia for a spa break. They arrive instead at the infamous hostel, where they are abducted and auctioned off to an assortment of sadistic businessmen looking for the chance to indulge their sickest and most violent fantasies. Horror sequel, starring Lauren German, Heather Matarazzo, Bijou Phillips and Roger Bart.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Eli Roth
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Other Information

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

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