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The Video Vacuum

HOSTEL (2006) ****

Director Eli (Cabin Fever) Roth brings the gore film out of the grindhouse and into multiplexes with a vengeance. The story has a pair of likable American teens backpacking across Europe, indulging in decadent thrills such as prostitutes and drugs. The vacation is abruptly over when they become specimens in an illegal underground torture show. Roth’s unsettling, grueling and grisly film starts off more or less like Eurotrip and slowly descends into Audition territory (fitting, since that film’s director, Takashi Miike has a cameo). He also supplies ample T & A and some of the goriest scenes ever to be found in a major theatrical release. My faves include the Achilles slicing, chainsawing and a cringe inducing scene involving an eyeball. A modern classic truly for the strong of stomach. Produced by Quentin Tarantino and Scott (Intruder) Spiegel.
Tags: h, horror
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