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Hostel Part II

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Hostility On The Screen

  • May 12, 2009
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 the goods this time such as atmosphere, character development, & I like the overall flow much better. Lastly, the casting is damned near perfect. The leads work well together but I had to give Roth props for giving us the cameo appearance of Deodato as the Italian cannibal. Top notch!

In addition to really giving us more insight on the main characters, Hostel 2 also sheds more the light on the underground torture ring. It wopuld seems things have changed a bit since Paxton (Jay Hernandez) escaped. Now they have cameras in every torture cell & the entire Slovakian factory is not as easy to access. This time around, bids are placed worldwide for the soon-to-be tortured Americans which is a interesting twist as well.

Naturally, Hostel 2 does deliver the violence & gore as one would hope but the first forty minutes or so focus more on the developement of three college girls taking a trip to Prague & simply wanting to escape the encroachment of obnoxious guys on the train & elsewhere. What makes the sequel even more intriguing would be grand focus also on the two businessmen who have just shelled out thousands of dollars to shed some innocent blood. We eventually find out which one is the real monster when it comes time to kill the young women.

Although Hostel 2 does reflect the ugly side of the world we live in, Roth also gives us a dose of black comedy which makes his films all the more digestible. I do love the film even though I think the ending is a bit anti-climatic. Overall, I hope this is the last we will see of this series. If Lions Gate knows best, they will leave it alone for now.
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October 22, 2010
I loved the twist with the two killers in this one, loved it.
October 25, 2010
I was impressed really. There was a great deal of characterization which really helped out and I'm glad Roth didn't skimp on atmosphere either. I bought this when it first came out and couldn't quit playing it. Thanks again dude!!!!
May 12, 2009
I was a big fan of the first Hostel, so I really have to see this one. I remember seeing the trailer and wanting to see it so...Great review!
May 12, 2009
Thnx! I really do hope you enjoy it! I actually bought a copy for myself & it's definitely a keeper. Let me know what you think once you've seen it! Cheers!!
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review by . February 13, 2012
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* 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 …
review by . May 14, 2009
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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 …
review by . October 31, 2008
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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 …
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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...
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