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Leckomaniac attends the Chicago AICN screening of HOSTEL PART 2!! Does he torture the movie or just play with it?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Funny this should come in today. I'm dedicating the rest of my day to finishing my HOSTEL set visit continuation. It's a little frustrating sometimes when you're asked to hold your interviews or reviews or (in this case) a set visit until opening week. I think a set report opening week is kind of pointless, but I was able to talk Lionsgate into letting me post a part one report back when I visited the set in October. Now, I've just got to finish the damned thing. Anyway, the movie has started to screen. We've gotten a few "unfinished bootleg" reviews that I'm not going to run. What's the point when the finished movie is screening right now? But this is the first review from a screening that I've gotten. I have seen sites like Slashfilm and Twitch and IESB post their reviews and hopefully Capone weighs in soon. The Austin crew sees it Sunday night. Overall, the word is positive so far, albeit from fans of the first movie. The movie's coming out next Friday and is screening all over the place, so I'm sure we'll have many opinions sent in and contributed by our regulars by the time it hits the screen. Enjoy Leckomaniac's review of the Chicago screening!!!

Hey Capone, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to see Hostel 2 in advance. It was quite an experience for my brother and me to see the film and meet Eli Roth. Thank you so much! I figured I would do my part and send in a review to AICN. This will be the first review I ever send it. Hope it isn't too awful. Here it goes. First, let me get this out of the way right up front: I thoroughly enjoyed Cabin Fever, I thought Hostel was an excellent step forward, and the THANKSGIVING trailer was all kinds of kick ass in a 2 minute package. Basically, I really dig Eli Roth and what he does. The thing about this film is that the title pretty much sets you up for what is to come. It is called Hostel: Part Two, as opposed to Hostel 2, for a reason. This is a true continuation of the first film. It literally starts off right after the events of the previous film and then proceeds to set up an all new story. Basically, we begin the film by getting to see Paxton's fate after he escapes and gets him some revenge. It only lasts about 10 minutes or so, but it is a pretty cool pay off. From there, the movie sets up the new story which centers around three American girls in Rome. The three girls meet-up with a hot ass model from their art class who convinces them to join her for at some kick ass spa/hot springs. The girls want to know if there is a place to stay and that is how we get to the infamous hostel. What makes this film a bit more interesting and not just a paint-by-the numbers sequel is that we are also treated to the inner workings of the organization that set up these kill fests. That is really the main appeal of this film. We get to meet the two guys who are going to be, eventually, coming face-to-face with these girls in the torture room. It is an excellent way to expand the Hostel universe. The movie spends a great deal of time with the two business men that paid a lot of money to torture these girls. Eli Roth makes sure that these guys are not monsters. It is a really nice touch that adds a lot. As expected, the gore is top notch, the kills are inventive and fun, there are tits, lots of cock (the ladies loved that), and some pretty awesome humor. Hostel: Part Two is the logical next installment for this franchise. It isn't like normal horror movie sequels, which basically make the same film over and over...this gives the audience what they want without feeling like it is just more of the same. Basically, if you enjoyed Hostel or Cabin Fever at all...you'll really enjoy Hostel: Part Two. End of story. If you use this...call me Leckomaniac

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  • June 1, 2007, 7:25 a.m. CST

    foist

    by posbasso

    that's right

  • June 1, 2007, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Like a Cat with a Mouse...

    by PietjePuk

    ...he plays with you... Let's try this again: FIRST?

  • June 1, 2007, 7:25 a.m. CST

    5 freaking seconds to late...

    by PietjePuk

    for first, damn! (second is nice too)

  • June 1, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Hostel California

    by el-guappo

    "Welcome to the Hostel California" That song plays in my head every time I read about this flick. This is a genre that must die soon! Moronic torture porn does nothing for me.

  • June 1, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Fourth! Hah Hah!!

    by el-guappo

    EAT IT!

  • June 1, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Businessmen

    by Bad Movie Year

    The scene with Paxton and the super-hyped up businessman in the first Hostel was miles ahead of the rest of the film. Good to see Roth has spotted that and expanded on the killers in the second. However, I expect this board to be full of hate for all things torture porn in 5...4...3...2...1

  • June 1, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

    by Frijole

    I have to ask again how the official announcement yesterday of a MAJOR overhaul at Islands of Adventure to now include a huge Harry Potter themed area with numerous HP rides, shows and attractions is not worthy "cool news"? I mean it is only one of the most popular fantasy novel and film series in History... Sheesh. (But yeah, joke Youtube videos of suicidal muppets sure are "news". Sheeesh). As for Hostel 2? I'm still cautiously optimistic. I was indifferent to the first (save for some great boobs and a few moments of real tension).

  • June 1, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Eight

    by YO MOM'S GOAT

    This year's Little Miss... aww heck... I've got nothing. Baaaaaaah!

  • June 1, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Torturing the Teens!!!!!

    by lost.rules

    That's about it.

  • June 1, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    yeah let's not post reviews of the "unfinished" movie

    by WolfmanNards

    because it possibly sucks more balls than the complete piece of shit.

  • June 1, 2007, 7:41 a.m. CST

    this site has a hostel bias

    by WolfmanNards

    because Elizabeth Roth will actually give Harry the time of day. Anybody who gives harry the time of day, or god forbid, a movie cameo, becomes a "film making auteur genius hollywood god"

  • June 1, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    A Horry or a Storror?

    by niplick

    A horror movie with a story? Sounds interesting. I admit it - I'm no fan of pointless horror flicks, but this Roth guy hasn't let me down yet. I'll be there like the Jackson 5.

  • June 1, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Harry Potter Amusement Park

    by lost.rules

    Yeah, I Like Harry Potter. But it's not a "cool" thing to like. In fact I generally try to hide my liking for it from other people unless I'm sure they like it too. It's like LOTR, somewhat. Alot of my friends thought LOTR was "Gay" when it first came out. Then they saw all the movies, and liked it. I'm sure when all the Harry Potter's movies come out it'll gain some street cred.

  • June 1, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST

    I can't wait to see this again opening day.

    by beastie

    The Hostel flicks are different than the Saw flicks in that they have actual characters, dialogue that couldn't be written by a 7th grader and messages/themes. </p><p> For all the hype about the gore and the kills in both of the films, Eli Roth shows incredible restraint and knows when to cut away. He also builds up to everything with good character development and issues that will be brought back up, be it literally or artistically, when the shit hits the fan.</p><p> Because we know what to expect going into this movie, it's not as terrifying as the first, but ultimately it's a great horror film with quite a bit hidden beneath it's "torture-porn" surface.</p><p> By the way, I hate the new Texas Chainsaw, Saw and Wolf Creek movies. Nonetheless, none of that is torture-porn. Doesn't using the term "porn" imply that what happened on screen, was real?

  • June 1, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    So Eli Roth isn't into a trilogy huh?

    by nomihs

    With the semi-success of the first one, and the probably better than the first ones success with the second, Eli Roth is opting out of a third hostel. Why? Because he saw Spidey 3 and was like "This was no good. No Hostel: part III for me." Okay, I think after the BLAHness of the number 3's this summer (i.e. Spidey 3, PotC 3, Shrek 3) that Eli is gunshy to go the distance. Who cares if other directors dropped the ball on a great franchise, that doesn't mean Roth has to. Granted, the directors of the other 3 films might have a slightly larger talent pool than Roth, that doesn't make a difference.

  • June 1, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    It's a Hostel Takeover in Chicago!!!11!!1!

    by durhay

    hurrrr!

  • June 1, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    I just Saw Hostel in my Cabin

    by mothandrust

    I'm still a little traumatised. I think there is less violence than the first, but the premise is somehow more chilling. without wanting to *spoil* too much, the scene with the online bidding is just surreal... the concept that normal looking people are bidding on the opportunity to hack up these girls is just horrifying. I loved the first film. I loved seeing the guy actually escape and get some back at the bastichs - Satisfying. There's some of that feel in this film and there's some scenes that are permanently etched into my head and actually affected this horror-hardened body. 'Hanging out' for part 3.

  • June 1, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Lecko!!!

    by havocSchultz

    PLANT!!! We never said you could leave the zone to begin with!!!

  • June 1, 2007, 7:59 a.m. CST

    OH, no part 3 you say?

    by mothandrust

    Will someone else pick up the ball? (that reference will make sense when u see the film).

  • June 1, 2007, 8:03 a.m. CST

    LOVED the first one

    by rolo_tony

    can't wait to see this. All you torture-porn haters are just squeamish little girls.

  • June 1, 2007, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Too bad Hostel

    by Rat Fink

    was a shit pile of a movie. Why make a sequel. Oh yeah, that's right, that's all hollywood knows how to do these days. Make sequels and prequels to crap movies. It's like me taking a dump and then puking on it. It's all shit.

  • June 1, 2007, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Gabriel Gray

    by rolo_tony

    sounds like someones in loooveeee

  • June 1, 2007, 8:12 a.m. CST

    sequels. There are heaps of movies that ain't

    by mothandrust

    'Cause I wanna see more of what I likes. Imagine if all movies were one shots. If that's your thing, then ignore the sequels, but heck... I like it that film makers follow the money and give me another chance to see a story advance or continued. Doesn't always work but what the hell. I wanted to see more Saw. I like See-saws. I want more Hostel. I got the money and I want to see Predators smack down the big black alien bitches again. Live with the fact that sometimes movies and books are serial or have potential to be.

  • June 1, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    IESB beat you to the punch

    by Trazadone

    http://www.iesb.net/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&i d=2604&Itemid=99

  • June 1, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Ladies love the cock?!

    by Fridge

    WHY WAS I NOT INFORMED OF THIS SOONER?!?!?!

  • June 1, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    I like Roth.

    by Jakes Nel

    I think the people who get irritated with films like Hostel and Cabin Fever just don't get the whole B-grade horror thing. And that's fine if it's not to your taste. But look, it's not really supposed to be smart or even original. And it's not supposed to make 'real world' sense. That's the first rule of B-grade; normal logic doesn't apply. And the dialogue should be a little hokey. It's no-brainer fun.

  • June 1, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Hostel didn't deliver on its promise

    by filmcoyote

    of full-on gore, it kept cutting away. I really wanted to enjoy Hostel from how it was sold but it seems tamer than i expected. I suspect i'd have liked it if i hadn't known anything about it going in hype wise. Don't know whether to see this one or not. Has anyone seen that Captivity movie that opens in a couple of weeks? Elisha Cuthbert will get me in for that one but she was in that god-awful House of Wax remake so guess i should go in with low expectations on that one too.

  • June 1, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Nice Lecko!

    by godzillasushi

    Sounds like a film I might want to watch....if I can get over the spookiness of it all!

  • June 1, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Leckomaniac - Um...

    by mbeemer

    "The movie spends a great deal of time with the two business men that paid a lot of money to torture these girls. Eli Roth makes sure that these guys are not monsters."<p><p> Um, yeah, if you pay money to torture someone, you are a monster.<p><p> "I'm surprised I have to explain this." - Joe Bob Briggs

  • June 1, 2007, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Gabriel

    by filmcoyote

    To the point. thanks. Will do. I figured it might be a crap-fest when they put up those posters in LA for all the free publicity. Smacked of a stunt to mask a poor film. I wish Cuthbert could act then i'd be able to see her sweet sweet ass in good movies. I miss the early what ludicrous implausible situation will Kim get herself into this week days of 24.

  • June 1, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Men love Eli Roth's Cock!!!!!!!

    by lost.rules

    Slurp...Slurp...Swallow! And then he kills them Hostel style so he won't tell.

  • June 1, 2007, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Old school R rated horror, boyeee!

    by jack-torrance

    In a summer of PG13 action movies and a neutered Die Hard sequel, good to see Eli Roth flying the flag for old school R rated horror. Bring on the gore!

  • June 1, 2007, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Dr Gonzo

    by filmcoyote

    A hot scene with Heather Matarazzo?! PLay on words I assume?

  • June 1, 2007, 8:50 a.m. CST

    High Tension

    by filmcoyote

    Alexandre Aja's HIgh Tension was a much better horror than the stuff Roth does. If i'd just walked out 15 minutes before the end and swipped the Hollywoodised ending it would have been nigh on perfect

  • June 1, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST

    WAAAAY Disappointing

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    There's only like ONE real torture scene, and the only one of the girls whose titties you see is the one you DONT want to see! (Heather Mattazarro)<br><br> It's like a castrated version of Part One. I was disappointed.

  • June 1, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Double standards.

    by Tripman5000

    So,no reviews of the "unfinished bootleg"-same as the"unfinished"version of The Hulk? Both were/are finshed,both films were/are shit! Funny how Harry and co have no qualms about posting early"screening"reviews of other films whose director they DON'T "know"personally though eh?Surely a test screening is an unfinished print too??

  • June 1, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Breasts and wieners?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I don't need HOSTEL FUCKING 2 to see that. Why do you (=Leckomania; sounds German to me) think the internet was invented, huh?<p>HOSTEL 1 sucked and this sounds like CRAPTEL PARTE DEUX sucks royal monkey dick.<p>Roth is a hack.

  • June 1, 2007, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Yep if you hated the first one

    by kilik777

    then you will definitely hate the second one. To the dipshit that said nothing is as gruesome as the eyeball scene in part one then he must have not seen the final torture of the male character. Heres a full review of the movie that ive seen twice now. http://tinyurl.com/pv8do

  • June 1, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST

    I saw and liked Part One... this ones not near as good

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    For the record, I was Surprised how much I enjoyed Part One, but as I said this one is WAY disappointing. Too few titties, WAY too little torture.. and the "final torture of the male character"? dont get people too excited. its nothing major and not really all that gruesome

  • June 1, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST

    real objective

    by IJUSTLIKEMOVIES

    This is the worst review AICN has ever posted. "Gosh I luuuv Hostel and Eli Roth and torture porn and everything about it is awesome." The review is the "logical next installment" of the mouthbreather who thinks this is good cinema. Fuck you.

  • June 1, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Eli Roth's Health

    by heyscot

    I can't remember who said it (thought it was Harry?), but someone said that Eli Roth was really sick. . .is he better?

  • June 1, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Dont go looking for ]Objectivity" on AICN

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    The site runs ads for HD-DVD, and next thing you know they run an "article" *cough*advertisement*cough* about Harry buying HD, chock full of lies, inaccuracies, and misinformation.<br><Br> And dont even get me started on how his love of movies seems to bedirectly proportional to how well he personally knows the directors.

  • June 1, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Dont go looking for "Objectivity" on AICN

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    The site runs ads for HD-DVD, and next thing you know they run an "article" *cough*advertisement*cough* about Harry buying HD, chock full of lies, inaccuracies, and misinformation.<br><Br> And dont even get me started on how his love of movies seems to bedirectly proportional to how well he personally knows the directors.

  • June 1, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    I read a quote where Roth was making fun of sequels...

    by rbatty024

    and then tried to claim his movie was different because it was a continuation, like Kill Bill (he actually used that analogy). Sounds like the first ten minutes are a continuation and the rest is boring sequel territory. Roth's an absolute moron.

  • June 1, 2007, 9:47 a.m. CST

    GABRIEL GRAY there is a workprint for Hostel 2

    by ComputerGuy68

    It's on the net if you care...

  • June 1, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Torture porn is for sick fucks

    by Rupee88

    seek help, you torture fans.

  • June 1, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    This years little miss were all bunch of jealous fucks

    by down75

    If AICN is so biased, stop coming here and reading the biased information. If Eli Roth is such a talentless hack stop watching his movies. Most of the negative shit posts on here are so angry its obvious many of you want to be Eli Roth.

  • June 1, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Gabriel

    by SavageDragoner

    Jesus, I almost never do this, but shut the fuck up, man. Your all caps typing and mumbled, ill-formed attacks of Roth are annoying as hell. Cabin Fever ruled your lame ass, and all you Roth haters are really goddamned whiny bitches. You don't have to like it, just don't watch it. But instead of wasting your time bitching about it, go post for something you actually like. Oh, and whoever posted that about High Tension, it was just a rip-off of the Dean Koontz book and movie Intensity, with a shittier ending. Look in to it.

  • June 1, 2007, 9:56 a.m. CST

    torture porn

    by Mr Gorilla

    Is anyone else on this site concerned that this torture porn / gorno thing is really horrible?

  • June 1, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST

    No "Jealousy" here , downsyndrome75

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    Why is it when people don't like something, especially Roth, the dumbass defenders on this site call you jealous? <br><br> I'm not jealous of anything. I just think this movie disappointed (but didnt outright suck), and the site is often not objective. How does that suddenly make me jealous of anything?

  • June 1, 2007, 10:03 a.m. CST

    "Not monsters"? What ... the ... FUCK?

    by ZakChase

    I can't believe I just read these two sentences: "The movie spends a great deal of time with the two business men that paid a lot of money to torture these girls. Eli Roth makes sure that these guys are not monsters." Uh, yeah -- that really provides some chilling insight into the sick fucks who enjoy this crap.

  • June 1, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST

    I don't come here for objectivity...

    by IJUSTLIKEMOVIES

    but I have every right to label this review a fucking waste of time. At least post a negative review below this gloopy bullshit.

  • June 1, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Question...

    by BillyPilgrim

    Are the tits and cock on the same person?

  • June 1, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Nice review

    by tapehead

    Lecko - Not toooooo spoilerish, and excellent.... wait, we went through this already, hours ago.

  • June 1, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    ...Bercause we want to identify with torturers...

    by Bones

    Yawn. I am a businessman. My life is so hard. My wife hates me. My kids suck. My life is boring and pointless--whatever shall I do? I KNOW!! I'll kidnap, humiliate, torture and murder American teens! That will make my dick hard!<p> What the fuck is wrong with people today? Who wants to watch this shit? Frank Garabont calls this shit "Murder-Porn" and he is right. Instead of getting erection from watching faked mutilations and murders, how about spending money on some therapy so you can figure out what is wrong with your completely un-miserable, un-horrible, un-important lives RATHER than GLORIFY murder? Because, that is what this current crop of excessive gory exploitation movies do.<p> I am not saying you cannot tackle this subject matter (hell, look at Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer as an example of a good movie that explores this gray area) but when people use the same techniques of titillation, money-shots and bondage eroticism that is used for porn as the model for showing murder, rape, mutilation - all things that really happen, all for people's "amusement" ...I begin to question the mental health of our entire culture.<p> Throughout my life, I have known three girls who were abducted, raped and murdered -- from elementary school through college. It isn't a joke. It isn't cool. It is horrible, sad and pathetic.

  • June 1, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    I SO WANT TO BE ELI ROTH!

    by lost.rules

    That way I could know what cock tastes like.

  • June 1, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    wolfmannards

    by EddieBlake

    Not that I don't agree with you to apoint, but it's not EVERY movie he has an in on or a cameo that he likes. He HATED "Monkeybone" and was pretty vicious in his attacks on that, even though he was in the movie.

  • June 1, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    oh and Bad Movie Year..?

    by Bones

    ...My Pleasure...

  • June 1, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    I wouldn't call Roth a director...

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    so much as Quentin tarentino's friend... but maybe i'm just jealous

  • June 1, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST

    As far as objectivity on AICN.....

    by lost.rules

    I remember ,a few months ago, listening to the Drudge Report. He was talking to his Hollywood expert about AICN. The expert said that AICN started off as a good idea, but eventually sold out. He said Hollywood corrupted this web site. My sentiments exactly.

  • June 1, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Do all you Americans really talk like Savedragoner?

    by Terence James

    'Cabin Fever ruled your lame ass, and all you Roth haters are really goddamned whiny bitches' Please tell me you don't. You are already perceived as the most stupid race on the planet. You don't need idiots like this making it worse.

  • June 1, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    A Mexican is worth less than a Russian...

    by lost.rules

    A Terrance James is worthless.

  • June 1, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Sounds like a waste of studio money to me

    by Brody77

    But then, I was disgusted by Cabin Fever and just hearing about Hostel made me wanna hurl. Hang on, maybe I'm just squeamish.....?

  • June 1, 2007, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Terrance James

    by lost.rules

    Even though I agree with you about Savedragoner, you sir are an ASSCLOWN! This is America! FUCK YEAH!

  • June 1, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    lost rules

    by Terence James

    You are just making yourself look even worse. You can't spell my name even though it's up there for all to see.

  • June 1, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Terence!!!!!!!!!

    by lost.rules

    There. You happy? BTW, where's Phillip?

  • June 1, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Asses of Fire 2: Canada's Strikes Back

    by lost.rules

    But America still wins. AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!

  • June 1, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Psychopaths

    by NachoNegro

    Sorry, but anyone who actively enjoys watching this trash is a budding psychopath. How the hell can you get hard from watching a terrified abductee getting tortured? Oh, she's got her baps out, so that's OK, right? You people should be ashamed. This is a sad comment on the human race. Shame on you. You sick f*cks.

  • June 1, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    "The Most Stupid Race on Earth"-Terrence James

    by lost.rules

    Whatever. We rule your sorry asses. WE RULE EVERYBODY! THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON EARTH! AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!

  • June 1, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Couldn't agree more Bones

    by FreeLono

    I saw Hostel. It fucking sucked, and it had scenes of revolting torture porn. there's no way of getting around it. It's fucking porn for sick fucks! I love the fact that no one has challenged your post yet... Furthermore, Hostel is just a bad movie. It's half-brained, filled with stupid characters, unbelieveable dialogue and motivations and a bullshit deus ex machina ending. It's fucking trash, but I guess most porn is. Losers.

  • June 1, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    The plot was written on a postage stamp

    by MontyPigeon

    Absolutely the worst film of the year so far. Rent Hostel Pt.1 and pretend the men are women and you have the sequel. It makes Uwe Boll look like Scorcese.

  • June 1, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    This site has chosen Hostel 2, here's why...

    by wash

    oh wait, we already know.

  • June 1, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    MontyPigeon

    by Rat Fink

    I don't think anything could be worse then the shit Uwe Boll churns out

  • June 1, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST

    cock

    by addyadam

    I am sorry but when has anyone wanted to see cock on film,

  • June 1, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    lots of cock?

    by El Borak

    what the hell?

  • June 1, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Uwe Boll

    by IJUSTLIKEMOVIES

    may make terrible, joyless garbage, but it's better than torture porn.

  • June 1, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Rat Fink, you aint seen nothing yet

    by MontyPigeon

    Watch the hilarious acting of Heather Matarazzo who must have got the part for agreeing to show her tits. The shock awe horror finale which is laughable to the extreme. The script I hope was written by a 7 year old because I feel sorry for anyone older than that to come up with this shitness. Its the worst film of the year and really makes you wonder "Why was this film made, especially when it adds nothing new". If Uwe Boll directed this film known as Hostel 2 then every reviewer here would be ripping him to shreds but being as its Harrys mate, watch it get rave reviews. Its a turd and a fucking big one at that. Eli should not try and steal a great scene from City of God too, leave that to someone who knows what they're doing. Bottom line - Its fucking crap of the highest order.

  • June 1, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    LOTS OF COCK?!??

    by TheAFLACDuck

    Count me in!!

  • June 1, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Eli Roth

    by Mister Fame

    has anyone seen that bs documentary about how much of a great film maker he is? be prepared for the slurp effect.

  • June 1, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    SPEW

    by Semen Stains

    Good Lord Eli Roth sucks,bollox to no Hostel 3 its definatly gonna happen.Its gonna be just like saw im sure well definatly see at least 4 Hostels.I pray that we dont.

  • June 1, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST

    "lots of cock", well that sold me

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    into not seeing this movie even more. Wow, "lots of cock". Great. Grand. Awesome. What everyone wants to hear about a horror movie. He sure seemed pretty amped about that one huh? This film sounds like the suck fest it probably is. I've not liked anything Roth has done except for that "Thanksgiving" trailer in Grindhouse which was fantastic. Everything else this guy has done has been shit. Cabin Fever sucked, Hotel sucked and any movie that boost "lots of cock" really you have to question how much that is going to suck in itself for many other reasons. Should get T-shirts made with that slogan "lots of cock", great way to sell a movie there.

  • June 1, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    "cock = lots"

    by blackwood

    Proof that Eli is a very skilled horror film director - you're already scared.<br><br>I am wholly ambivalent on Roth. I'll see it eventually.

  • June 1, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    A Review of the flick

    by TheHorror

    Oh Dear... Don't wanna put up any spoilers seeing as the film ain't hit the theatres yet but this is a seriously badly thought out sequel. First off, I'm a Roth fan. I loved Cabin Fever's insane, don't give a fuck kind of tone and Hostel 1 was one of my highlights in cinema last year. So I was really looking foward to this one. In my humble opinion, everything that was wrong in the first one is repeated in this one and everything Hostel 1 got right Part II stomps all over and ruins it, showing that the creators didn't have a clue what message they were getting across to fans & really were just making a gorefest. The thing that really confuses me about it is it takes the best part of an hour to get us back to the torturehouse. WE KNOW WHERE THEY'RE GOING. Hostel was a sweetly timed slow burning horror, building up the dread. We knew they would end up on that bloody chair but we never knew how. This time we did and need to sit through an hour of the same stuff. 3 Things that Hostel 2 prove: 1) Eli Roth is a closet homosexual who loves male nudity as much as female. 2)He really can't work well with actors, the acting was good in the 1st it was lines like "Oh yeah I didn't tell you, I seen a girl drown" stuff that let them down, but it wasn't too bad, in this Lauren German is the only one actor that walks away with any credibility. 3) If you're going to say "I have the sickest twist ending ever" actually give us one. Don't get me wrong it's sick but as for a twist, it just downright blows, it's rushed and not well thought out - the characters aren't developed enough to go through such a "Change". The sick part has also been done before by one Wes Craven. All-in-all it's a shitty film and I think Roth/QT/Harry Knowles and everyone who backed the rough, but showing promise, first know it. Will they have the balls to admit it, I doubt it. Cell better be a lot better or Roth is fucked (in terms of making genuine films) I'm sure his pillow made of $ helps him sleep at night. I had him with 2 good flicks, now I have him with one good film because Part II is so shit, it actually fucks up the premise of part I and ruins everything the fans had in their heads about the organisation etc. Poor Show.

  • June 1, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    MPAA?

    by TheHorror

    Where were they with this one, I ain't one for demanding censorship but if the last torture scebne in this film doesn't demand an NC-17 then what the fuck does!? How about a midgit with a 12inch cock fucking thesevered out eye socket of the late Princess Dianna or maybe a real snuff movie with a toddler who is left in Michael Jackson's closet with nothing but a pack of condoms and the morning after pill to defend itself. I mean I'm glad that Zombie got the devils rejects down to an R and the first SAW, but when this shit gets through, you've gotta wonder just what their purpose actually is. Also whoever said the SAW dialougue was worse than the Hostel speech is a downright dirty liar!

  • June 1, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Asshole internet critics

    by uwe bolls talent

    I read a few days ago on bloodydisgusting that "people shouldnt download the workprint,our little genre called horror isnt doing so well right now and we need to get people into theatres on the 8th to see this". I had the misfortune of seeing this putrid piece of cinematic anal ooze yesterday and would argue with anyone that its horror films like this and directors like Eli Roth that are fucking horror movies in the shitter,as many people as possible should download the workprint and watch it if it means no one will pay hard earned cash on goin to see it,nobody involved with this film deserves to make a single penny(cent)from it.No doubt the guy loves horror and he seems possibly the most enthusiastic person about the genre,BUT that dont mean the guy should be let loose with millions of dollars to create what amounts to something only basketcases and closet psychotics will find fun and no doubt jack of to in their mommas panties.to sum this film up,Shit script,Shittier Acting,Excruciatingly Shitty Attempts at humour,Laughable Shitfest torture scenes,Horribly misjudged shittyness(Guy shooting kid simply to show hes a badass)Horribly Shitty ending,in fact im just of the dunger and the shit i had reminded me of one thing,this film!!.

  • June 1, 2007, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Hostel Screening in The Chi

    by Rich Malone

    Hey all...Rich Malone here...I was at the Hostel 2 screening last night(all the way in the back, behind the annoying chicks who kept saying 'Oh my god..that's just horrible'..did you not know the screening was for Hostel 2, bitch?), and I geniunely looked forward to seeing the anty be upped in this sequel....didn't get a chance to see Roth (the screening ws supposed to show at 8pm, but Roth's plane was late, so they didn't screen until like 8:30, and even then when the film ended, he was still delayed...not his fault, but if you don't know, O'hare has some ETA issues..) But I wanted to ask him if he had any thoughts of not doing a sequel in a day in age when we see so many that don't keep with the same central themes as the original, or expand them at least. In the beginning pf the film, it looks like just that...A great continuation of the first story, immediately....But then the cliche's start to set in, and we see the same characters from the original, just in female form (the quiet reserved one, the over-sexed one, the heroic-yet-troubled one), and it's pretty much a bore...this time, I couldn't wait for the three protagonists to get theirs, but the film only delivers on that MAYBE 30 fuckng precent....The film is strongest when they show the glimpses of what the orginization is, and how it's run, and how sick that shit is....(and the 'bidding' scene is the high point of the film) So it's another case of a sequel for sequels' sake.. like a blueprint of the first with a couple cool touches (the music was EXCELLENT, the color schemes were good too, and the expansion to the orginization's inner workings and the two bidder's worked well/but why would Americans bid on otehr Americans?..strange..), but overall, not needed when the first one did such an excellent job of setting a mark...Plus, the gore was 50% tamer in this one(the best glimpse of terror was the 'Hannibal Lector' scene...That shit was gruesome...well, that and the 'ladies love the cock' scene, I gotta admit..) So thanks Eli, it was okay...Capone, tried to say hello, but once the film ended there were geekboys everywhere, and that ain't my bag, baby...and it was funny, cause there was a huge-mammoth-looking suit from Lionsgate making sure only Hostel 2 viewers with passes got into the theater who stood inside the door right by my seat, letting people in and out, and the whole time I'm thinking, "This prick looks like he's from the fucking movie!"....funny....Be cool...

  • June 1, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Let Rich be an example

    by IJUSTLIKEMOVIES

    of the target fuckhead audience of these movies.

  • June 1, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Hostel Parts 3, 4, & 5.

    by bobbyjoe

    Now that he's done guys in Hostel Part 1 and gals in Hostel Part 2, Eli Roth's storylines for Hostel Parts 3, 4, & 5 can now be revealed. Hostel Part 3: Three trannys go to Europe. There they meet a hot chick who gets them to stay at a hostel. Then they're tortured, two of them to death, but one escapes and gets violent revenge. THE END. Hostel Part 4 (this one's really a game-changer, after the completion of the first Hostel "trilogy"): Three castrati go to Europe. There they meet a hot chick who gets them to stay at a hostel. Then they're tortured, two of them to death, but one escapes and gets violent revenge. THE END. Hostel, Part 5: Three Clownfish (a species that can change genders) go to Europe. There they meet a hot chick who gets them to stay at a hostel. Then they're tortured, two of them to death, but one escapes and gets violent revenge. THE END. (I've heard rumors that Hostel Part 6 involves sea monkeys, but this has not yet been confirmed).

  • June 1, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Let Rich be and example

    by Rich Malone

    Oh yeah?.....didn't think I would piss anyone off...just being honest about the film and getting a chance to see a screener....I like the first onec (not to say that that's the ONLY type of film that I like...), but saw the second one as a retread of the first....A gulity pleasure that becomes extremely too cliche', which takes away from the original entity (tell me that you don't get that feeling when aftre you leave).....So I made a couple jokes here and there about what went on during the screening...so what, arrest me for bad humor...But I like films in general, both good and bad, and I can tell the difference between something that's a 'good film', and one that's just a 'good time' and fun (Hostel & Hostel 2 are in the latter categtory)....So I am never a 'target fuckhead'....that shit was just uncalled for....damn...

  • June 1, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    I was at the Chicago screening.

    by AnchorpersonOnTV

    The flick was mediocre mostly. Piss poor in places. But Eli Roth was a pretty cool guy.

  • June 1, 2007, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Terence James and Gabriel

    by SavageDragoner

    The funniest fucking thing, Mr. James, is that you bitched at lost.rules for misspelling your name, but you both consistently called me "Savedragoner." Oh yeah, I am sure you are Ernest Goddamned Hemingway. The way I talk has nothing to do with what country I am from, you racist prick, it has to do with who I am as an individual. Before you start criticizing a nation, you need to step up and say where YOU are from, so that we can all examine your country's creative exports. Trust me, I know many people from all over the world that talk a lot more monosyllablicly than I do. I'm an editor by day, and a published writer by night, for Christ's sake. As for our good friend Gabriel...well, it would really be too easy to insult you. I just want to make sure that Mommy knows you got out of the cage. Is there a number on your underwear that you can give us to call her?

  • June 1, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Ladies love the cock but

    by godoffireinhell

    they wouldn't want a piece of yours or mine. I fucking guarantee it. But we have each other and hey, lots of men love cock, too! <3

  • June 1, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Po-TAY-to, Po-motherfuckin'-TAH-to

    by SavageDragoner

    Hm, so some of you haters don't like it because it's sick and goes to far...yet others dislike it because it is weak and doesn't go far enough. It's almost as if...as if you were separate people...with individual tastes and dislikes...not a massive herd of mindless sheep...hmmmmm.....

  • June 1, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    "Lots of cock" made me laugh outloud

    by Novaman5000

    I don't know why. Maybe it's because I have the maturity of a 12 year old.

  • June 1, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Yawn. Dicks have been cut off in movies before.

    by Novaman5000

    I think it happened in Miss Congeniality 2, actually.

  • June 1, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    I agree with Bones

    by Phantom Einstein

    With all the goddamn torture and human trafficking going on in the world, this movie doesn't have a word to say in it's own defense. It's like a rape/revenge movie from the seventies - where scenes of graphic rape that are intended to be titillating are somehow justified when the female protagonist gets her revenge - except it's worse, because it's not the fucking seventies anymore. That scene with Bijou Phillips crying piteously, like a baby in a Romanian orphanage, and then that fucknut cuts her eye with a circular saw?

  • June 1, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Eddieblake

    by WolfmanNards

    I know about the bashing of the 'bone', but it just seems to me that the majority of the time, movies that otherwise would have recieved poor reviews got the thumbs up from this site on account of certain friendships about which the Knowles man is rather boisterous. Case in point Texas chainsaw massacre remake. There's no excuse for how sad that movie is, especially given the source material it had to work with, but there is a certain severed head that leant towards that movies gushingly positive review on this site. Some things are a matter of taste. I can see how some people like certain movies that I don't like. Texas chainsaw remake is not one of them. It's flat out bad. You can prove it in a court of law.

  • June 1, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Gabriel

    by SavageDragoner

    Yeah, I think I've 'met you properly.' I've been to the zoo many times. Look, Gabes, there's a reason you've been banned 8 or 9 or however many times you're claiming: because we don't want you around any more than your Momma and Poppa did. If you think I'm going to cry myself to sleep tonight because someone with the savage wit of a caveman is screaming at me with such confusing sentence structure that I don't even read half of it, well then, you sir (or madam or...thing...or whatever you go by) are sorely mistaken. But please, keep trying. I'm always delighted when an animal tries to learn a new trick, in your case, you know, speaking.

  • June 1, 2007, 3:59 p.m. CST

    lots of cock ????

    by Faust_8

    Oh yeah, that;s what I want to see in a movie. I want MORE TITS !!!

  • June 1, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Racial Handicap

    by SavageDragoner

    What do you mean, Gonzo? What 'racial handicap'???

  • June 1, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    My Review

    by B0D

    That German chick was so hot in this movie, such beautiful eyes. But she doesn't even show as much as a single nipple. I give this movie 1 out of 10.

  • June 1, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Eli Roth was the best part of Grindhouse

    by Gozu

    He needs to stop wasting his time with this "Hostel" garbage and make "Thanksgiving."

  • June 1, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Gabriel Gray...

    by Cillit BANG

    is Moriaty's alter ego, I bet you. Tanked up on Sunny Delight and Skittles, wanking himself silly into people's faces whilst laughing manically. Eli Roth is taking notes. Expect this to feature somewhere in Hostel III: Lots of cack.

  • June 1, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    "these guys are not monsters"

    by Stollentroll

    ...much like the people who will watch this crap. Wait...maybe they are? And whatever this talentless scumbag Roth comes up with : count me out.

  • June 1, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST

    I'M HAVING SOME TROUBLE!

    by SavageDragoner

    CONTROLLING THE VOLUME! OF MY VOICE! AND WRITING IN! COMPLETE SENTENCES! AND NOT BEING! A COMPLETE DOUCHBAG! GABRIEL GRAY! I WOULDN'T TRY! TO GET THROUGH TO YOU! IF YOU WERE THE LAST! MORONIC IMBECILE! ON THE FACE! OF PLANET WASTE-OF-SPACE! AND YOU WERE NAMED! CHARITY CASE OF THE YEAR! Oh but wait, you probably didn't understand any of that. There weren't enough misspellings...

  • June 1, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Eli Roth sux nuts!!!

    by Power_Girl

    Should have stayed in film school with all the other rejects who should have never made movies.

  • June 1, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    I'm really not suprised...

    by 9SilentNine9

    To see such hatred being spewn about on an AICN board. That's precisely why I come here. I can't wait for Hostel : Part 2, and I can't understand why people would post on a topic they dislike. Especially frequently. If I don't find a movie interesting, I simply don't post in the forums. Then again... I'm better than 70% of you ;)

  • June 1, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Gabriel you are so cute

    by Lando Griffin

    I so want to go ass to mouth you, you pretty little thing you

  • June 1, 2007, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Hey Bitches

    by SavageDragoner

    Sorry, to leave you alone with this fucktard SoylentMean. I had to leave my office to go home, two things that Gabriel does not have. I was there with you the whole time in spirit though. I just couldn't wait to get home and blast me a little more Gabriel Gray...

  • June 1, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST

    SoylentMean...

    by 9SilentNine9

    Haha. It's good to see that there are actually still people out here in the internet that can take a joke. And, you're right... I was being a bit leniant with the 70% as to not offend anyone. It is my firm belief that anyone who accuses people that enjoy films of this nature (or horror films in general) of being psychos that jerk off to people being murdered are the ones with issues. I have a vivid imagination, but I've never once thought of jerking off to a woman being mutilated... what DOES that say about some of these crusaders against so called "torture porn"? Though I suppose it DOES take all kinds to make the world spin.

  • June 1, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Let's Begin

    by SavageDragoner

    Yo mamma is so fat...no, that one just doesn't work. Yo daddy is so stupid...no, too easy. You are so...God, what could I say to you that you haven't been hearing so much your whole life, that it has ceased to have any meaning?

  • June 1, 2007, 6:07 p.m. CST

    It's been interesting.

    by 9SilentNine9

    I will catch you all tomorrow provided that I'm not too hungover. It is late afternoon on a Friday night here in PA. Have a great weekend, everyone. And always remember... If you disagree with me... then you are most likely wrong.

  • June 1, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Oh, hey folks, just see it online

    by WolfmanNards

    There's a studio print of this movie online. You can watch this movie for free. You probably just want to see the gore and sex parts, well you can just fast forward right to them. That's awesome news, guys. Save ten bucks, and see this online. EARLY!

  • June 1, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    SoylentMean

    by SavageDragoner

    No, no, I wasn't calling you a fucktard. I was apologizing for leaving you alone with Gabriel, because we were both trashing him. No dude, I'm totally on your side.

  • June 1, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Total Fucking Destruction

    by SavageDragoner

    Well, at least you found that caps-lock to turn it off, something that Gabriel couldn't do. And by the way, you stole 'meandering waffle,' from The Frighteners, didn't you? Go on, you can admit it. We'll give you a scooby snack if you're a good boy and let the adults talk...

  • June 1, 2007, 6:21 p.m. CST

    it's not torture porn

    by WolfmanNards

    People are insulting hostel calling it torture porn. This isn't true. Nobody gets sexual kicks from viewing the gore in this movie. What hostel is, is an empty "horror movie" that opens with the least sexual sexuality i've seen in cinema devoid of any plot content. So what you've got is a bunch of poorly executed sex scenes that don't do the trick, and since there is no plot intertwined, it's essentially pornography. However, pornography is the real thing, so since thats all the movie tries to do at that point, you're better off buying and watching real porn. Then the movie moves onto the "horror" aspect. Again, no story, so we just see people being mutilated on screen... okay... so that's "snuff" right? Kinda, since its fake, it's a faggy sissy mary version of snuff. What it tries to offer doesn't amount to what you can actually get your hands on. I don't condone or promote snuff films, but if you are watching Hostel, and NOT a snuff film, then you are a pansy.

  • June 1, 2007, 6:34 p.m. CST

    QUINT YOU ARE FULL OF SHIT

    by CQuest

    i sent in a negative review...and i ALSO sent in a review of the FIRST hostel that you guys ran that was of the unfinished movie, which is EXACTLY like this one. There are like 2 changes that will be made, and thats one green screen scene and something minor with the cel phones. Everything is the same, so for you guys NOT to run the reviews smells. You also are saying the word on the film is positive, which is also not true. This site is becoming more and more under corporate control every single day. I knew u frauds wouldnt run a negative review this time around. I fucking KNEW IT.

  • June 1, 2007, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Hostel 2 is HORRIBLE DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY

    by CQuest

    and the guys here are cockboys for Roth. They wont post any negative reviews this time around. At least, they wont post any that say how BAD the film is because of how BAD it is, they will post the ones that say its bad because its "sick", therefore making it a "positive" review. YOu motehrfuckas are see thru. quit the antics and respond to me.

  • June 1, 2007, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Soylent Mean!

    by WolfmanNards

    This monster squad dvd is exciting not only because its gonna finally be on dvd, but 2 discs? What did we do to deserve such a royal treatment?

  • June 1, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    The Test Screening was Unfinished

    by CQuest

    yet they have no problem posting those reviews? what in the flying fuck? this site is a fuckin joke nowadays

  • June 1, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST

    SoylentMean, that review posted above sucked

    by CQuest

    it wasnt a review, it was a vague endorsement of the film with no negative qualms whatsoever. Its compeltely vanilla. For him to type there are tons of tits and cock, is horrible and misleading. There are 2 shots of tits, one is so brief you might miss it, and the other is from the ugliest girl in the movie, while she is hanging upside down.Its HORRIBLE. bad movie. bad director. bad site.

  • June 1, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Logical next installment?

    by eloy

    So, Hostel Part II is the logical next installment for this franchise? Shit, I thought that was part 3, maybe even 5.

  • June 1, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST

    If I were to direct Hostel III:

    by Fridge

    I'd stick a camera on a cow and then send it through a meat factory. BAM! Hostel III, baby!

  • June 1, 2007, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Re: The Hostel Universe or Hostelverse

    by Macktheknife01

    HA! HA! HA! ah yes the delicate tapestry of human weakness and triumph an original vision of world created by a modern master story teller. Yeah that or someone who kept thinking Law and Order SVU would be awesome if we could see each brutal violation in excruciating detail. I can't wait til this epic is reimagined by Peter Jackson and WETA

  • June 1, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Total fucking destruction

    by Macktheknife01

    the word is rogue. rouge is makeup or it means red in french

  • June 1, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Gabriel

    by ManosTHOF

    You're offended by people orrecting your "grammer"? Like Kelsey Grammer, you mean? Do you have him tied up in your basement or something? Hey, Harry, can't you ban IP's and/or proxy servers?

  • June 1, 2007, 8:29 p.m. CST

    This review is a little too

    by jaylerd

    This review is a little too fanboyish. Hostel 2 was NOT that great. It's actually quite undeveloped and limp in most places, and can't focus enough on the girls / clients enough to make either really engrossing. I saw it a few months ago, and the way the climax ends still bugs me. Like, really? That's what makes the character go nuts? That?? Pfft, whatever. She's not likeable anyways.

  • June 1, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST

    I think people miss the point...

    by pdennett316

    about films like Hostel. You are not meant to enjoy what you see, it's supposed to make you squirm, freak out and gag on your own bile. The reason is that it's not traditional horror with traditional scares, maybe Roth is unable to create that kind of film. People watch horror films due to a desire to be scared shitless, we like the adrenalin rush it provides. This type of movie is designed to generate a more gut wrenching, visceral reaction to the horrors on screen. It's not meant to be enjoyed, if people DO enjoy what they see there is a huge fucking problem with them. I cant believe that people get turned on by this kind of stuff, I believe that most are disturbed by what they see and that any 'enjoyment' comes in seeing the 'hero' escape their fate. For the record, I enjoyed Cabin Fever but Hostel was very much a 'meh' experience. I think Roth is a talented guy, but it may be time for him to create a more 'conventional' horror film. Are people who watch this film and like it sick? Fuck no, certainly no more so than anyone who likes any other horror film. For anyone who thinks otherwise, think about any horror film you like and tell me there isn't a scene in it somewhere that you really got a kick out of, yet know you shouldn't. The fact is, it's ok to get a kick out of disturbing scenes, it's a natural reaction to the fact that you know your safe, that what your watching is fake, yet you can't help but shit yourself. If horror films weren't a thrill, no-one would watch them, it's just that some chose different methods to get the desired reaction. Tarring everyone with the same brush is bullshit of the highest order.

  • June 1, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    i think YOU miss the point...

    by CQuest

    about MOVIES. they are ENTERTAINMENT. they are made to be ENJOYED. The Hostel movies arent enjoyable, and its not because of the violence, its because they are shitty movies with bad dialogue. Roth must think he is some kind of genius for this shit. No man, you arent a genius, someone was gonna do this, u just happened to be the first dickhead to do it. It just shows how shitty our entertainment has gotten, how bored people are when something like hostel can be successful.

  • June 1, 2007, 9:47 p.m. CST

    RE

    by Seph_J

    Gabriel Gray should die. The Dark Tower is awesome. And AICN is certainly getting worse.

  • June 1, 2007, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Unlike Anne Hathaway...

    by Cadillac Jones

    ...who I KNEW had great tits, as proven in "Havoc" I have to ask... <p> Does Heather Matarazzo have a decent rack? I kinda' suspect she does. <p> She's no Megan Fox, but I'd hit it.

  • June 1, 2007, 10:39 p.m. CST

    a horror film

    by CQuest

    like the shining, is enjoyable as fuck. there are all KINDS of disturbing images that make your skin crawl, and it all works together because the material is good. Hostel is just boring bullshit. People arent dissing Hostel because of the sick shit, its being dissed because as a MOVIE,well, now as MOVIES, they are retarded. and fuck that wanker shit.

  • June 2, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    SOYLENT MEAN

    by WolfmanNards

    I would have preferred the dvd cover art to be the original poster art. Its one of those great 80's movie poster paintings that loads every single character into it. A great looking painting.

  • June 2, 2007, 1:05 a.m. CST

    ive seen it both times for free

    by CQuest

    the first time was a test screening with roth in the audience. dude is a slimy jerk in person as well. then i saw hostel 2 for free as well. so there is no "going to see it" in terms of paying. first time i was interested in what it MIGHT be, the second time i watched cuz it was like what the hell, id watch for free. get your mind right dummy. and if roth is gettin laid, its in the same way that bryan singer is gettin laid. by the ass.

  • June 2, 2007, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Give me money

    by Toby___Wong

    and I will show you fucking horror. Then you all will proclaim me as totally insane.

  • June 2, 2007, 1:51 a.m. CST

    saw it twice? noo....

    by CQuest

    saw hostel 1 for free. THEN saw hostel 2 for free. not one twice. learn how to read moon. i didnt see it AGAIN.

  • June 2, 2007, 2:50 a.m. CST

    CQuest

    by MrAyJay

    Sorry fella - but I gotta disagree with your comment that movies should be ENTERTAINING. First one that popped into my head was Schindler's List. An extremely well made film, but not entertaining - more educational. I'm sure others can think of better examples, but on the whole, just got to disagree with that.

  • June 2, 2007, 3:11 a.m. CST

    schindlers list was entertainment

    by CQuest

    bleak, but entertaining. good script, good actors, good pacing, over all well made film that was s site to behold. entertaining film. that also happeneed to be educational. movies made

  • June 2, 2007, 3:35 a.m. CST

    moon, hahaha.....

    by CQuest

    i mean moron but my keyboard got stuck. hahahah moon. that does look silly.

  • June 2, 2007, 4:14 a.m. CST

    RE

    by Seph_J

    wanking in the face also seems to be a hot topic in this place.... doesn't mean its worth doing now though does it. People like Gabriel Gray simply piss people off. Its not clear why we cant just totally ignore him. It seems that when scum bags draw attention to themselves, its natural for everyone else to shout 'scum bag' at them.

  • June 2, 2007, 5:43 a.m. CST

    "lots of cock"

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    That might be the funniest thing I've ever read in a film review. Lots of cock. Christ, I think a small portion of wee leaked out of my own cock when I saw that one.<p>In conclusion, more references to cock in reviews, please. Choosy filmgoers need to know - a little, or a lot?

  • June 2, 2007, 8:09 a.m. CST

    The Best Roth Yet

    by Flaskmaster

    My friends and I attended the Chicago screening the other night, very skeptical about Hostel 2 (mostly we went 'cause it was free and because of the Q&A afterwards). We agreed beforehand that we would likely not have spent money to see it in theatres, as we suspected it would be yet another lackluster sequel. But I've gotta say, we all enjoyed the hell out of it. THIS should have been the first Hostel! Roth finally has crafted a screenplay that somewhat matches his gifts as a director (and, yes, I consider him a gifted genre director; the problem, often, is his inability to write material worth filming). This is his best work yet, and one of the best horror sequels I've ever seen. A couple of Q&A tidbits: The screenplay for "CELL" will be finished this coming week (the first draft, anyway), and he'll give the writers notes once he's had a chance to take a break and read it. Also, he would like to make a feature comprised solely of trailers like "Thanksgiving", a sort of modern "Kentucky Fried Movie", which he figures he can do during breaks on other projects. Regarding other projects, he says he intends to catch up on sleep, as he's been working for three straight years; after "CELL" he's not sure what he wants to do... Overall, a great evening, and a really cool, funny guy who stayed late and talked with everyone who cared to stick around.

  • June 2, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    not sure

    by Blondie Bear

    i've read that there sexual torture of girls in this one and im really not sure i can watch that kinda thing its just not for me

  • June 2, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Fucking fake-ass hardcase torture porn lovers...

    by spud mcspud

    Yeah, 'cos everyone who loves torture porn ISN'T, in reality, a mentally stunted wannabe hardass who gets harder at the thought of torturing a woman than at the thought of fucking one... You know, Freud would look at this love of torture porn as symptomatic of an immature personality that seeks sexual pleasure in mutilating a woman above seeking pleasure in the actual sex act, because seeking sexual pleasure in the act of sex means actually being mature enough to understand that it ISN'T ALL ABOUT YOU, and that you need to share sexual and spiritual union with the other person. On the other hand, torture porn obsessives can't handle that level of giving and maturity, and so, much like kids who pluck the wings off dragonflies, get harder at the thought of penetrating the female through the use of various stabbing implements etc. This entails no maturity, no union (sexual, spiritual or otherwise) and no need to empathise with the person you're with - indeed, it requires the opposite. People who love torture porn basically are like spoiled six-year olds - if you say NO to them, they want to kill you. Loving torture porn IS sick, and there is no getting around it. That said, if I watched a scene where some torture porn lovers got tortured to death, I'd laugh my ass off. Psychology is way too complex to be wasted on this talkback, you sick little fucks ;D

  • June 2, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Blondie Bear

    by MontyPigeon

    Its a film trying its hardest to not have a script, plot or any actors. Without the torture there would be no film and people would see it for what it is. It needs that gimmick to pull in the audience even with the shitty reviews that will be coming. Its called weak film making.

  • June 2, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST

    bleurgh

    by lionbiu

    Can't see what anyone see's in these movies. I became curious and found the online print of the movie....ITS FUCKING AWFUL!!! I mean it's "straight to DVD" bad

  • June 2, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Torture pwn = teh sukk!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Isn't it?

  • June 2, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    I was lucky enough to attend the screening.

    by MaxG

    First of all, I just want to say that Eli Roth was very nice and went out of his way to entertain and accommodate everyone there despite being very tired. The whole experience was a treat. In regard to the movie, it was very good. I can't imagine how someone can say that it isn't better than the first one. The funny was funnier, and despite anything anyone says the torture scenes were much more intense. It also seemed to manage to re-capture a lot of the charm Cabin Fever had that the original Hostel didn't. If you liked Hostel or Cabin Fever, don't miss this.

  • June 2, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST

    A short review of the movie

    by cadderthegooch

    No good tit shots AT ALL (one flash, and later, horrible torture boobs). Shitty beginning with Paxton (what a cheap cop-out) and kind of a shitty ending. However the characterisation was excellent, the main actresses were fucking hot, and you kinda empathised with the bad guys.

  • June 2, 2007, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Torture Porn Circle Jerk: The Movie

    by TallBoy66

    Enjoy your shit, shit-lovers.

  • June 3, 2007, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Nope...it ain't good, folks

    by Zeke25:17

    And I liked the first one, truly I did. The payoffs, i.e. the baddies getting their appropriate comeuppance, were done very well. Even the odd little touches like the kids in the alleyway worked (at least to me). But not here. Someone above described Hostel 2 as straight-to-dvd bad, which is a pretty accurate description. Lemme tellya: there was a dvd horror flick I saw once called Andre the Butcher, starring none other than Ron Hedgehog Jeremy as the baddie. Surprisingly, the movie was funny as hell (intentionally so), and worked on every exploitation level imaginable. In fact, next to Hostel 2, it looks like an Oscar winner. And this is NOT a knock on Roth, who has done it right twice (if you count the Thanksgiving trailer) just as he's done it wrong twice. One tip for next time, E: if you're gonna have a guy get his dick ripped off by a pair of plyers, know this: he ain't exactly gonna be BIG at that point, nawm sayin'? I mean, it shoulda looked like a Planters Peanut, not Dirk Diggler. And who said the girls were hot? Yuck to all of em, especially Heather Mazzawhattever. Trust me: see Andre the Butcher.

  • June 3, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    FUCK HOSTEL

    by CQuest

    FUCK HOSTEL

  • June 4, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Dr. Gonzo - your "victimless crime" story...

    by mbeemer

    ...made me laugh! Thank you!