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Happy Halloween! Part One of Quint's HOSTEL PART TWO set visit!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Have you heard that I was in Prague last weekend? Did I mention that? Anyway, I was in Prague last weekend on a crazy-insane last minute visit to the set of HOSTEL PART 2. It was so last minute that when all was said and done, when all the dust settled, my flight got into Prague the morning I was due on set. Add on to that a 6 hour layover in New York, I had an interesting lead-up. I don't find it particularly easy to sleep on planes, so in my 20+ hours of travel I slept nada. I got into Prague, had an hour to work out some hotel difficulties and grab a shower, then hit the set for 12 hours. I had a 40 hour day, but I found I didn't drag ass nearly as much as I expected to. In that 40 hours, I saw a boobie, tons of blood, dismembered limbs and... other body parts, a beautiful city, a badass Russian character actress and met some really cool people. I'm going to have two reports to deliver on my experience on the set of HOSTEL PART 2. The first is this one you're reading now and the second will hit in a couple months, a tad closer to release of the flick. In the interest of full disclosure, I snuck into the first post-Toronto screening of CABIN FEVER in LA, knowing only it was a splash at the fest and getting a lot of positive response. I saw it, liked it, but was worried it was already being over-hyped and it was still many months from a theatrical release. My review reflected that. In the months afterward I met Eli Roth, the director, and we became quick friends. Of course that influenced how my visit went. The real difference is of visiting a friend as opposed to visiting a stranger. If you decide that the below is just me plugging for a friend, that's your prerogative. All I can say is that I'm approaching this set visit as I have all the visits I've done for the site before this one... on LOTR, KONG, TRANSFORMERS, AUTO FOCUS, THE COMPANY, WORLD TRADE CENTER and the rest. My goal with these reports is to make them as detailed as possible, to do my best to make you guys feel like you were there, too. Opinion will be a part of these reports, of course, but my first priority is to give an accurate depiction of what the visit was like. So, let's get to it, shall we? On the way to set, I was given a little rundown on the flick. As most of you know, the sequel focuses on a group of American college girls studying abroad. I believe they're art students and fall into some familiar cliques. One is the shy friend (Heather Matarazzo), one is the wild and crazy friend (Bijou Phillips) and one is the no nonsense sensible friend (Lauren German). If I remember correctly, Phillips talks the other two into a weekend trip to Prague and on the train up they bump into an artists model from school that tells them about this GREAT and cheap hostel. And the journey starts. The aspect of the plot that really grabbed my interest, though, was the decision to delve deeper into the business end of the torture. I was told we see more of the people who get to a place where they decide to buy a human being to torture and kill and the whole process they go through when they make that decision. What's required of them, what they require for their money, the choices they're offered, etc. The stages, on the outskirts of the city, were very industrial looking and unassuming in the cold, grey morning. I was led straight to the set, built in what looked like the largest space in the buildings. When I walked in all I could see was the skeletal wood backing of the interior sets. I didn't get more than a few steps before I was hailed by Eli. He was setting up the first shot of the morning and had a group around him needing his verdict on things from lighting to effects. He told me to stay where I was, that I wasn't allowed to see the set until he got his ducks in a row and could lead the tour. It wasn't long before he came back and started showing me around the rather impressive construction. Eli said that he was adamant about filming on location for the majority of HOSTEL PART 2, just like he did on the original, but his set designer asked to be given a chance to sway him. And the set he built changed Eli's mind, at least in regards to filming the torture room stuff. My understanding is they did a ton of location work at the beginning of shooting, including a week in a tiny town near the Austrian border, population 700 or so. On the original film they just dressed up the same room differently for each different torture room and for the sequel there were multiple rooms built, each having its own personality and looking wildly different than the others. They built a complete, inter-connected set involving a long hallway, with spring-loaded bars that can shoot out from the walls, trapping someone in the hall, and about 7 rooms off of this hallway. At the end of the hall is a plexiglass security room, with a dozen monitors up and security guards always watching. After the shenanigans that Jay Hernandez's character pulled in the first movie, the big wigs behind all this have upped the security, which would include cameras in every room, this security observation station and the emergency bars that can cut off an escapee or intruder. The first room I saw was a pretty open room. It wasn't being used that day, but it had this really freaky back wall... It was fenced off with rusty chain-link, strips of dried out skin hanging off the ragged wire like beef jerky. Behind this fence the wall had crumbled in, leaving a mountainous pile, through which trickled a small river of blood. A single, harsh lamp hung between the fence and the crumbled wall. On another wall of this room was a work bench hidden behind a thick plastic, semi-transparent. The plastic was dirty and behind it was a long bench with various disgusting tools of torture laid out. Another room was very simple, kind of classic HOSTEL with just four blank walls, a single chair in the middle of the room with one light above that chair. There was one room that looked really creepy... just a large room with a large ceiling. But hanging from the ceiling were some really nasty chains. I was told that one of the characters meets her end in this room, being hung naked... upside-down and... well, it was all very disgusting, but should make for a great scene. This next room I think will be the favorite for fans of the series... The whole idea of following a buyer as he makes his choices, pays his money, sees his options... That's what I find really interesting. And this room is all about that. It's kind of like the upgrade room. Like when you buy a car and the salesman tells you that for just an extra thousand you can get this package, which includes a sunroof, automatic locks and a Sirius radio or something. This room is for those upgrades. On one side you have racks and racks of clothing and some pieces that are on display, like a school girl outfit, a cop outfit, leather bondage, etc. On the other wall is a grid of different types of instruments of torture and death. Hammers, scythes, knives of all shapes and sizes, chainsaws, buzzsaws, saw blades, guns, pliers... about anything you could think of that you don't want used on you by some crazy yuppie sumbitch. Each of the tools had a number next to it. So I guess it'd be a little like going to a McDonalds. "I want the #12... can I super size that buzzsaw?" There's a picture of this wall on Eli's Myspace blog and the newly released teaser has a version of this. The last room I want to talk about was a bit strange. It looked like an off-Broadway, rundown make-up room. Grimy, rectangular mirror, giant lightbulbs all the way around the border and a chair with handcuffs on it. They use this room to clean-up the victims... and this is the room I saw the majority of shooting this day. But that's a different story. In Part Two of my exciting visit to HOSTEL PART TWO, I'll take you to the KNB room where I saw some gore, and I'll discuss how Bijou Philips kept crying while the coolest Russian lady I've ever seen, Lillian Malkina, hovered over her. I promise to not keep you hanging too long. Hope you enjoyed the write-up and have a very happy Halloween! I'll be having my first Halloween in Los Angeles, so I'm sure to get into some mischief. I leave you good folks with one of my favorite pictures taken during my time in Prague... if HOSTEL PART TWO is half as creepy as this pic, then we're in for something that'd live up to THE FREAK's tageline... "This movie won't just scare you. It'll fuck you up for life..." Enjoy!




-Quint quint@aintitcool.com



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  • Oct. 31, 2006, 12:20 a.m. CST

    first?!?

    by S-Mart shopper

    I could give a shit about hostel2

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 12:22 a.m. CST

    hehehe, you saw boobie

    by S-Mart shopper

    thats tits

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 1:12 a.m. CST

    statue in the pic looks surreal

    by drakeavenue

    was that at Svankmajer's studios or museum?

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Can you imagine...

    by midgetlover

    ...just how much more powerful that torture scene in the first Hostel would have been if the victim was completely naked? Please, no underwear on the girlies, Eli.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 2:08 a.m. CST

    loving these set visit's

    by al aero

    These are great, I haven't seen hostel, but after ready this i might. keep up the good work, especially the set visits

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 3:47 a.m. CST

    When did Quint go to Prague?

    by BannedOnTheRun

    Anyone else think it's a bit early to refer to "fans of the series?"

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Hostel Returns

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Things are moving very quickly with this Hostel sequel. It seems like it was announced just yesterday, but here they are filming a boob already. Well done, Mr Eli Roth, you fast worker, you. Are these new female teenagers movie-lesbians? I have a great interest in the movie-lesbians, and I feel this angle could be a valuable addition to your new franchise. Also, don't forget - the next one has to be in 3D.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Scary picture?

    by Stollentroll

    I don't really see how your photo is scary. It's a deer looking at some guy. So what?

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Hostel Was Sooooo Mediocre...

    by Venture Brotha

    There was not nearly enough carnage. I would've preferred his sequel-treatment he had for Cabin Fever than this one. I'm looking forward more to Roth's adaptation of Cell than this quickie Hostel sequel.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Ugh...

    by BanAllFIRSTPosters

    Roth should've handed this over to somebody else for the "straight to video" market. He should concentrate on other things.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Hostel sucks

    by triplefive

    consider Hostel 2 skipped.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Too many spoilers for me...

    by beastie

    I loved knowing nothing about Hostel before I saw it and now, though I stopped reading about 1/2 way through, I feel like I know too much about Hostel Part II.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Hostel bothered me...

    by savagexp

    because it was the first movie I've ever seen that actually hated its audience. The film was just mean and had no redeeming characters or qualities in it. The only reason for it to exist was the Torture Porn it displayed. Yeah -- boobs are nice. I like 'em a lot. But everything after the boobs kinda totally sucked.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Bollocks

    by Hugh Jarse

    I wish Roth would back up his constant hyperbole with an end product to match. He can talk the talk but seriously lets down when it comes to it.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Hummm, Torture.

    by Ironmuskrat

    So Hostel II is going to be just like the first Hostel, only with bigger and better torture sequences? I guess Roth plans to stick with his winning formula. Perhaps he can do a snuff movie next or better yet.. how about Saw vs. Hostel in the future, in the biggest torture contest of the century.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Jason and Freddy vs. Saw and Hostel. Versus Aliens.

    by BannedOnTheRun

    I saw Hostel and My Little Eye the same week, and the latter one, while not great, was a lot more effective, IMHO. A lot of similar elements (boobs, murder, bad guys), but all part of a single, unified movie. Kind of like Hostel - Hype + Characterization.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 9:40 a.m. CST

    i agree with savagexp

    by mattyholmes

    the movie was just torture porn with no reediming factors what so ever. i dont evny anyone who liked that pic or gets exicted about seeing a sequel to it. www.obsessedwithfilm.com

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 10:05 a.m. CST

    hope Roth dosen't bother with the angry bunch

    by oscarmike

    there's an awful lot on this site. but they have the right to their opinion so I can hate them too much

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Less excited now than I was, and I loved the first one.

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    I am a defender of the first HOSTEL... Maybe I'm just nuts, but in it I saw a profound analogy of capitalism and imperialism, how the boys are using their American wealth to "party" in a poorer country, enjoying commodified pleasure (drugs & sex) only to have their own bodies become a commodity to even richer (and more sinister) forces. <p> Am I crazy? Did no-one else think this film was that deep? If nothing else, I thought it was a really solid old-school horror flick full of shades of moral grey... the feral kids were a master stroke, and while I wished there was less silicon (I recall the boobies looking fake, and I worked in porn for a while, so I have a good eye) and that the seductresses weren't as skeletally thin, I came out of Hostel convinced I'd just seen a whole different kind of movie. <p> But now it's chicks being tortured? I'll adopt a wait-and-see attitude, but I'm not as excited as I was for this sequel. <p> Great statue, though...

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 11:24 a.m. CST

    now we can expect a glowing review of this crap sequal

    by wolvenom

    sounds like its full of cliches just like the first one.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 11:25 a.m. CST

    So Quint

    by NoahTall

    Not to threadjack but are we going to get to see the results of the Superman Returns contest before 2007?

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 11:26 a.m. CST

    TORTURE PORN BABY!!!!!!

    by wolvenom

    WOOOOOOOOO TORTURE PORN!!!

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 11:31 a.m. CST

    If he was alive...

    by shubniggurath

    ...Fred West would have love this movie. Can't see how any sane and well adjusted person can be entertained by watching someone being tortured, mutilated and killed, even if its 'only a movie'... Sick Fucks..

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 11:54 a.m. CST

    when will AICN review SAW 3?

    by future help

    loved the end of SAW 1 did not like any of SAW 2 a little curious about SAW 3

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Plus, not a hater, but what a WEAK article!!!

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    Barely an introduction. Come on Quint, you can do better. Give us some meat. This read like a cynical teaser; calling it "part i" is ridiculous

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 12:09 p.m. CST

    I hate Bijou Philips

    by Craig C

    thats all

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Why is AICN promoting this sick garbage?

    by Ricky Henderson

    Seriously, somebody tell me what is appealing or interesting about a movie where people are kidnapped and tortured? Eli Roth isn't just a hack, he's a sick, sick man for making something like this. And you people made fun of that guy, "The Demon" whose movie got ridiculed in the DVD section? Where's the hate for a movie that also deserves it? Forget having a strong stomach, people who pay to see this sort of thing are wired incorrectly in the head.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Bijou Philips has been one step away from porn

    by Lando Griffin

    for several movies now. Seriously, why not just make the leap already. You'll probably get more roles and pay doing something you obviously love. _ _ _ _ Ricky - You do know that all the love Roth and his movies get here is due to friendships with AICN staff right?

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 1 p.m. CST

    Guys, guys, guys, c'mon now...

    by Mr Jonse

    Never mind the debate about is it exploitative, is it analogy of capitalism and imperialism, is it just torture porn... In the words of the late great Bill Hicks, "It's a piece a' shit. That's all it is. Now walk away."

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 1:56 p.m. CST

    the success of failure

    by mrbong

    the only success of Hostel was that it was an abject lesson in how to fail at every level. it failed as a titty-titilation movie, it failed as a horror movie, it failed as a gorefest, it even failed at trying to be a self-parody black comedy when it clocked half-way through what a mess it had got itself into. the number of people i know suckered into watching this mess of a film just because of the "Quentin Tarantino Presents" crap stuck on the poster leads me to believe that Mr Tarantino has lost a large amount of future audiences as a consequence. was Hostel such a qualified financial success that it actually warrants this sequel?? note to Eli Roth - when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. don't stress about the fact that you couldn't find your arse with both hands, let alone make a convincing horror film. the world will always need quasi-talented TV commercial directors.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Yeah Lando, I know Roth is friendly with the AICN guys

    by Ricky Henderson

    And its pretty depressing. Being a movie fan really isn't about watching snuff films, and the people running AICN need to realize that. Sorry Harry, etc., but my promoting something like this is flat out immoral. I'm a big supporter of freedom of speech, but these movies are dehumanizing and should be censored. Reading Harry's reviews recently, I'd say its pretty clear that watching too many movies like "Hostel" and "Saw" have taken their toll on Harry's psyche. And no, I'm not even kidding.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Harry has a psyche?

    by ubersnarf

    the only unique thing about Hostel was that it was guys getting tortured. So I'm guessing this one loses in the cliched retread department. But with $35 million opening for Saw III, there's definite money to be made. <shrug>

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Nice pic

    by S-Mart shopper

    stop singing to me and get this fuckin acorn outta my hoof!

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Knowles - Roth

    by Lando Griffin

    There was some "Even More Scary Movie Moments" show on Bravo or AMC last week and Hostel was ranked #1. It had a short clip of Roth saying "The idea for the movie came from talking with Harry Knowles of AICN...." Uhh note to Roth - namedropping Knowles (just grasp that concept for a second) gets you no kinda clout and really opens you open to further mockery. ___Prior Walter - I think the website in question was in regards to fantasies and things illicit here in the states and not in Thailand or wherever (like hookers or hunting endangered species, things of that effect) - not necessarily murder and torture. _____ AS far as the merits of the movie a good friend of mine got the same thing out of it that Daddylonghead did. Which I can kinda see but for me it just didn't work on any level, in general. It was just there. Nothing so shocking that you can't see on a direct to dvd or cable horror movie. I don't think it was terrible but I don't think it was good either. It was just - there. (Although I must say the main girls titties wre niiiiiicccceee.) The tone was all over the place, saying to itself - should I be scary? sercious? funny? etc? Same thing with Cabin Fever. Growing up my friend and I would make home movies with elements of horror and humor and Roths movies seem like those movies we made growing up but with $50 more in the budget.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Hostel Part II: Misogyny

    by El Scorcho

    Although, I guess it's not misogyny if it's women torturing women...

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Why does AICN keep shilling for this fucking asshole?

    by MattCG

    He can't direct a film to save his own fucking life and you guys are all sucking his cock like he's the second coming of horror. Fuck Eli Roth.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Awesome, sexual violence towards women!!!!

    by Goatboy

    Cool!!!! Because idiotic tortureporn wasn't enough with the 1st movie. I sat there thinking "Y'know, the paper thin characters, weaksauce gore and softcore fucking is all well and good, but I hope Roth makes a sequel where it's women being abused in graphic detail!" and lo, God did hear me and grant Hostel 2. Because there were so many unanswered questions left from the first one right? Hostel wasn't shocking or "uber-hardcore". I got the impression Roth & Tarantino sat around between bong-hits high fiving each other and devising ever more tedious attempts to shock.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 7:03 p.m. CST

    The First One Was Unforgiving And Overly Brutal

    by The Ender

    I just cant understand the appeal. The movie had no morals, nothing to really take away or tink about. It was just human brutality in a really disgusting form. I hated every minute of it, and it felt like the movie hated you right back. Seriously, Fuck this movie.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Crayotic Do Not Tarnish The Name Of Jack Bauer

    by The Ender

    In this talkback please. Jack Tortures people? Yeah okay I'll give you that he might have to shoot a leg or break a finger or two. But it isn't random or out of hate. It's to protect people, save America, all the good stuff. Hostel is not anything like 24. Fuck hostel.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Seriously, why do TBers hate on Roth?

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    If you don't like his movies, okay, I can see that... I didn't think Cabin Fever was great, it was only okay... but for all the venom directed at this guy you'd think he was really a villain. Hollywood has a million directors & execs far more worthy of negativity... Bay, Rothman, etc. <p> As far as "torture porn" goes, I thought the Hills Have Eyes remake was an example of sadism for sadism's sake... that was really a cruel and unpleasant movie. Hostel wasn't that horrifying or unpleasant. <p> Maybe the people constantly harping on Roth are jealous, because he seems like a film geek who succeeded in the biz? This isn't me saying "shut up until you've made a better movie," but it's the best explanation I can think of for the vitriol directed at someone who strikes me as a relatively inoffensive individual who seems committed to making good genre flicks. Whatever you think of his films so far, isn't his success something the average film geek should find inspiring and worthy of respect? <p> He may have been hyped by this site and other media, and his work may not have yet lived up to that hype, in your opinion, but why is that a reason to call him a hack? <p> That said, Hostel WAS above and beyond other recent horror movies... the composition and the ending, with the protagonist's face reflected in the train window, the aimless empty existential horror of it all... Hostel had the cool creepy vibe of an old Fulci flick, with more polish and coherence.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Attention wannabe feminists!

    by Some Dude

    I know it's tough getting laid for some of you guys, but labelling as "misogynist" anything with violence towards women will only make you look stupid, not like a sensitive guy. Content is not intent.

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 4:20 a.m. CST

    BIG Hostel spoilers

    by Brendon

    http://tinyurl.com/tkcpq

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Make that Hostel 2 spoilers

    by Brendon

    Of course.

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Bravo's "Scarier Movie Moments" Special...

    by evildeadgeorge

    I'm most definitely not a hater of Hostel, or Eli Roth. I'm fairly indifferent either way. I saw Hostel in the theater, thought it was ok, bought it on DVD to add it to the collection but haven't watched it again. I'll probably see hostel 2 in the theater opening weekend, BUT...there is no way in fuck that I would ever put Hostel over Clockwork Orange, Devils Rejects, or Oldboy on any list. Those 3 are in my all-time top 10, and all of those films are faaaaar more disturbing than what Hostel claimed to be. That's why I hate countdown shows. I always get super-pissed. Hey, by the way, did anyone read that Ruggero Deodato is going to have a cameo in Hostel 2? Cannibal Holocaust is another TRULY disturbing film.

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Hostel 2

    by Senor Stromboli

    The trailer for Hostel 2 rocks - think it's in German? http://www.mtv.com/movies/#/movies/movie/302266/moviemain.jhtml

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Can't Wait for Hostel Part 2!!

    by baba_ganoush

    Hey, did anyone catch Bill O'Reilly's anti-horror movie diatribe last night? He said torture flicks are culturally inferior to pornography. Hmmm. I think Bill goes home at night and chokes his chicken while watching flicks like SAW and Hostel.

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Eli is THE MAN

    by NoSleepTilBKLYN

    I have loved Eli Roth's work since Cabin Fever, you can tell he really loves horror films and knows the ins and outs of the genre. I was glad to see him putting his mark on the torture genre because I knew he would be able get it done well. I thought Hostel was great, and Hostel 2 sounds awesome!! It will probably be even better than the first. Can't wait to see Heather Matarazzo and Bijou Phillips. More updates please!

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 3:55 p.m. CST

    HOSTEL 2 is gonna blow us away!

    by Ciao Ciao

    A wall of knives and guns?! I'm sure we're going to find out just how bloody creative Roth is!

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 4:35 p.m. CST

    I saw that too, baba_ganoush.

    by NapoleonDynamite

    I wonder how conservatives feel about that retard, Bill O'Reilly, scolding them about what kind of movies they whould be watching abd basically calling them degenerates if they go to a SAW film. That guy doesn't exactly have any room to speak considering that he;s a pervert and a sexual predator himself.

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 4:48 p.m. CST

    I Used To Watch The Fagtor With Bill Oreilly

    by The Ender

    Until that cunt was put up for charges for harassing that woman. What an asshole. Anyone see when Jon Stewart Smoked those two cock eaters on Crossfire? What a fucking moment

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 5:32 p.m. CST

    HOSTEL 2 should be an awesome movie

    by BlueMoon

    I'm actually quite a fan of Eli Roth and HOSTEL. I was dragged by my friends to HOSTEL, and I thought I would hate it, but it was remarkably well done and scary as FU*K!!! The man knows how to tell a story, and I can imagine that since he's back for Hostel 2, he'll only be able to improve on the last story. CANT WAIT!!!

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Freaky Hostel 2 Trailer

    by Mr. Buckets

    So I just saw the Hostel 2 trailer for the first time and it totally got me amped for the movie. One of the best horror trailers I've seen in awhile...looks like this one will be just as scary as the last one!

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 8:47 p.m. CST

    You guys are silly!

    by SebastianHaff

    I saw Hostel twice in the theater in two different cities. Once opening weekend, and once right at the end of its theatrical run. Now here's the silly part: both opening weekend and at the very end of its theatrical engagement, I'd say 80-90 percent of the audience was made up of geeks. Very few preppie teenage girls and underage kids on cell phones (which seems to be the case with the Saw flicks). So you assholes bitch about 'torture porn' and how Hostel was so lame, yet it was you that made up the majority of the audience, well after you knew what kind of movie it is. If you didn’t think Hostel was the second coming of Christ, that’s fine and dandy. But why didn’t you bitch like this about See No Evil? Cry Wolf? The Grudge 2? Oh, I know. Hostel was popular and you guys are all different and unique, right? When did geeks become such hypocritical cunts?

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Wanna see torture-porn? See Chaos...

    by SK909

    That movie is torture-porn, not Hostel. And regardless of what anyone thinks, the kind of torture in Hostel and Saw IS something people are interested in hearing about and, to a certain extent, seeing. It's the same reason we slow down and look when we see an accident on the side of the road. I'm sure there's some psychological name for it, but I think Kurtz called it 'the blood lust' in Apocalypse Now. Perhaps if he made it out of the jungle, he'd become a director of movies like Hostel.

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 9:02 p.m. CST

    And about Roth...

    by SK909

    I saw Cabin Fever and nearly walked out it seemed so bad at the time. 'Pancakes' is all I have to say about that. Upon further reflection, it reached an almost existential 'badness' that, it seems to me now, might have actually been planned. For some reason, I find that brilliant on some level. I definitely think the dude knows how to pace a sequence and compose a shot, which is more than I can say for most directors today, and I agree with another talkbacker - he seems genuinely interested in and capable of making good genre films. Again, more than I can say for most writers/directors/producers/studios these days. It'll be interesting to see what happens as his career progresses. It seems like whatever he has, it's most likely a combination of an intensely mechanical knowledge of how horror works along with an instinct and a curiousity about how to subvert the genre or enhance the cliches. I really don't think he's horrible in the way that people are saying. Believe me, I hated the little fucker more than anyone after Cabin Fever and then finding out he was the stoner dude that came out of the woods with his dog, but the more I think about it, the more I can't deny that there might be a lot more there than he's given credit for. Not like a Kubrick or a Scorsese, but maybe one day approaching the level of a Wes Craven or a John Carpenter.

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Torture Porn

    by otto maddox

    All these movies (Saw, Hostel, TCM, Hills Have Eyes etc) are all torture porn - boring as hell, gross and a sad reflection on what constitutes entertainment in this day and age

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 7:35 a.m. CST

    meh!

    by lionbiu

    Hostel was bland as hell,m nothing appealing about it whatsoever and this second part sounds just the same.....I remember a time were horror movies scarred people with tension,m except for OTT gore

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Can't Wait!!!

    by ScarE Spice

    My friends dragged me to see the first Hostel and I ended up loving it! It was so scary, my fingers were digging into my friends' arms. I can't wait for the second one to come out and scare me again!!

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Wow! I can't wait to see how shitty the makeup effects

    by Sir HickoryBeans McCrackin

    are this time around! Maybe they'll be even worse, and then they can make it look even MORE like a made-for-tv movie-quality shartfest than last time!

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Geek Molester

    by The Ender

    Youtube that shit right now, it's amazing. Jon Stewart on Crossfire

  • Nov. 3, 2006, 11:46 p.m. CST

    I missed all the hype for the first movie

    by Eyegore

    I'm a big horror fan, but Hostel just didn't register on my radar. I ignored everything about it until I saw it recently, knowing nothing of the tarantino connection, or even that it was from the guy who made 'cabin fever' (which I loved)... Anyway, I was blown away by the movie. It made me squirm and want to look away, but I couldn't. I admit the movie had some weak points...namely the street kid gang was stupid, or maybe the kids playing them made it seem that way, and the setup took too long with things not really picking up till the middle of the movie...but still, it was overall a very good horror movie. Probably a modern classic (wait and see). And to answer a few of you people's deranged questions and points... Yes it did have a real underlying message about haves and have-nots, exploitation and the extreme darkside of human nature. It was relevant. It was a work of art, not pornography. I saw some idiot say this sequal would be just like the first but with girls, and wouldn't it be more interesting to show one of the clients perspective. Hello? Did you read the article? That's what it said jackass. And I also agree that this little article was lame and way short. No excuse to split something so short into two parts. I'm very much looking forward to seeing Hostel 2. I hope it's even better than the first.

  • Nov. 4, 2006, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Jay Hernandez

    by Henry Fool

    I can't wait for this film but I hope Paxton doesn't die in the first five minutes. He's a good character. I'd like to see the flick end with him torturing someone.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 7:28 a.m. CST

    What I liked about Hostel...

    by hedetoft

    What I liked about Hostel was that if money could buy sex as a pleasure then you could probably buy just about anything. So personally in Hostel 2. I too would have loved to follow a buyer from the beginning to when he ends up in the chamber ready to kill someone. What are his motives? What is he going through? Does he get second thoughts? Or even better! How about a parallel story of the torturer and the victim? André Hedetoft | Geek Movie Director | Join my Fan Club so that I get to make my next movie over at http://www.andrehedetoft.com

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  • April 30, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    HUH?

    by orcus

  • April 30, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    he's not called freak for nothing

    by just pillow talk

  • April 30, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Cool stuff though

    by orcus