Starring Lauren German, Roger Bart, Heather Matarazzo, Bijou Phillips Directed by Eli Roth Writer: Eli Roth Sequel to Hostel
With only one film under his belt and the endorsement of Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth became a virtual horror brand with HOSTEL (2005), a yarn about a group of thrill-seeking American college dudes backpacking through Europe, only to be seduced into a Slovakian money-for-torture ring where they become the prey. The sequel begins right where that film left off, filling us in on the whereabouts of lone survivor Paxton (Jay Hernandez)---but before long, we see that gender roles are reversed and we are traveling with sensible Beth (Lauren German), hedonistic Whitney (Bijou Phillips), and virginal Lorna (Heather Matarazzo). After tussling with a gaggle of shifty men on a train, they meet Axelle (Vera Jordanova), a gorgeous woman who persuades them to follow her to a rejuvenating spa in Slovakia. <br> <br> As the trio checks into the same infamous hostel, Roth shows us the inner workings of the previously mysterious torture club. Once the girls are put up on the auction block, online bidding begins among the c...
* out of **** "Hostel: Part II" is the answer to the question of what's wrong with the horror genre as of late. In a nearly artless 95 minutes of feminine-exclusive exploitation; director Eli Roth does nothing more than demonstrate that he is skilled in the process of staging a kill scene. I've read up on Roth and I'm an admirer of both his persona as a human being (his activism with the PETA is nice) and as a filmmaker. I enjoyed "Cabin Fever" and to an extent, the first … more
For those of you who loved the original, I think Hostel 2 is a worthy sequel. If you are like me & weren't particularly crazy about the first one, you might still enjoy it. I waited for DVD on this one & actually watched it twice on the same day. I don't know where to begin on this one. For so many different reasons, Hostel 2 was a vast improvement over the first & I could easily watch it again. Roth had a great premise the first time around but really delivered … more
There are horror movies and then there are movies that are there not to scare you, but to severely gross you out and show as much blood and gore as possible. These are movies like the Saw films (which I loath) or any of the other "horror" films that have been coming out today, but the Hostel films, helmed by Eli Roth do more than that. Both of Roths films have had a plot (for the most part) and that plot continues into the next film. I really enjoyed the fact that … more
Hostel II is a decent horror flick, but can't quite hold up to its predecessor, the first Hostel movie. In Hostel we followed male college students, in Hostel II we follow some female students who are led astray by female model, promising them the vacation of their lives. After a strange run in on a train, they are invited to a big party where one of their numbers immediately goes missing. Searching for their missing companion, the rest fall into terrible peril at the hands of the men who have paid … more