Sunday, January 08, 2006

Hostel


What scares you? No really, is there anything out there in the world of Hollywood that would scare anyone these days? OK, other than Dick Clark interviewing Paris Hilton?

Hostel is being touted as the scariest film, um, ever. Let’s not get TOO crazy here, but I’m going to have to say the idea behind the film is extremely disturbing.

Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino teamed up on this film about a few young men looking to party in Amsterdam. After they run into a local who claims he knows where they can find the best looking, hot-to-trot women in Europe who really go for Americans, they are off to Slovakia and an adventure they never expected.

When they arrive in Slovakia, they are far from impressed – until the cab driver gets them into town and they hit the hostel they were told about. Of course they find gorgeous women walking around naked and basically hanging all over them. After a night of getting lucky, one of the guys disappears. Then another. The last guy wonders what the heck is going on. Finally, one of the girls brings him to an “art show” where she claims the other two have gone. This show is essentially a place where the most unimaginable things happen to the tourists. People pay good money to torture and maim them to death. And the women who set the traps get paid well.

OK, so it wasn’t jump-out-of-your-seat scary, but it was God-I-hope-this-doesn’t-really-happen scary. Personally, I was more disturbed by Se7en. However, I did find my self applauding with glee at some of the gruesome things that happened. Maybe it was rolling over from getting laid off last week.

Anyway, I would say if you like slasher films, go see it!

4 out of 5!

5 comments:

Bill Purdy said...

You rolled off & over after you got laid last week?

Pat Angello said...

Um, not quite what I said, but OK.

I was kinda picturing certain coworkers losing an eye, etc.

Derek Knight said...

you got laid off?

Queen of Ass said...

Slashing??? IEW!!

Collin said...

I think I'll wait for DVD.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Pat Angello - sorry!