Hostel (2005, USA) C-94m. SCOPE ** D: Eli Roth. Starring Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova, Jan Vlasák, Takashi Miike, Eli Roth. Another brainless horror movie from the maker of CABIN FEVER (2002). Hernandez and friends are on a trip through Europe, enjoying sex and drugs in Amsterdam, when they are lured to a small Slovakian village hoping to get more of the same. The hostel seems too good to be true: Sexy girls everywhere! However, they soon must realize it's just a set-up for a different kind of carnal activity. Some tense moments in this thriller, but apart from the usual t&a and gross-out gore, there is hardly any suspense or logic behind it all. Executive produced by Quentin Tarantino, Boaz Yakin and Scott Spiegel. Filmed in the Czech Republic.

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