R | | Horror
Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
The movie is part of the horror sub-genre known as "splatter film," a term coined by George A. Romero to describe Dawn of the Dead (1978). However, critic David Edelstein labeled this film "torture porn" thus coining the term used for splatter films in the 21st century. "Torture porn" was then retroactively applied to earlier films like Saw (2004).
While most of the movie is supposed to happen in Slovakia, the filmmakers didn't even try to make it authentic as all of the signs are in Czech language. They did not even bother to remove all Czech signs at the train station which should be in Austria.
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In the German version, the dialogue that was in German has been changed to Spanish.
English, Czech, German, Dutch, Slovak, Japanese, Icelandic, Russian, Spanish
$19,556,099 (USA) (8 January 2006)
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