Hostel (2005)

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Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.


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16 March 2007 | ma-cortes
| Horror movie set in Eastern Europe with great doses of guts and gore
The film deals about two(Jay Hernandez and Derek Richardson) American backpackers tourists and a third(Gudjonsson) from Iceland travel across European touring.They are looking for sex,promiscuous girls,drugs,booze and amusement. They begin in Switzerland,Belgium and Amsterdam where are informed a hostel in Bratislava(Slovakia) that offers sexy and beautiful girls.When arrive there,they actually encounter hot and delicious girls.But early their dreams become in bloody nightmares.Firstly are threaten by violent children,after the friends are disappearing.Meanwhile Jay Hernandez realizes that the hostel contains a horrible secret.

This creepy film display mystery,suspense,restless horror,tension,shocks and great lots of blood and guts.The first part movie is an usual teen movie ,plenty of sex,disco,drugs,scatological jokes ,but later when they're going into hostel and the terror appears is when turns and makes more horrifying,more terrible,more thrilling and more gore.The movie contains tense sequences of hair-rising terror and loads of violence and gore,courtesy of make up specialists Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger(Land of the dead among others).The casting is principally formed by two promising actors, Jay Hernandez(World Trade Center,Carlitos'way:rise to power,Ladder 49,Torque)and Derek Richardson(Dumb and dumber).Appear uncredited the directors Takashi Mike(Ichi the killer,a film as violent as this one) and Eli Roth.Sinister and eerie atmosphere is well made by the cameraman Milas Chadima.The motion picture is professionally directed in the Czech Republic by Eli Roth ,nowadays become in terror movies expert,he directed ¨Cabin fever¨,¨Grindhouse¨and Hostel II also produced by Quentin Tarantino and Boaz Yarkin and again with Jay Hernandez along with a new cast by Bjou Phillips and Jordan Ladd.

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Eli Roth asked the President of Iceland for an official pardon for making Icelanders look like drunken sex maniacs with the character of Oli. The president laughed and gave Roth the pardon, saying it represented a side of Icelanders not shown in films. Roth also issued a formal apology to the Icelandic Minister of Culture, for all the damage Hostel (2005) may cause to Iceland's reputation.


Paxton: Amsterdam, motherfucker!


(at around 1h) In the scene with the torture of the "American" character, we can see the man inflicting the torture is visibly uncomfortable. At one point, he removes his face mask from his left ear, but the right ear remains on. Moments later, he's seen in the reflection of the mirror replacing the strap on the right ear, as it hangs from his left.

Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, the character of Natalya is heard to say, "I get a lot of money for you... and that make you my bitch". This is a piece of audio lifted from an earlier scene in the film.

Alternate Versions

The unrated DVD contains three additions that weren't in the theatrical version:

  • 1. A close-up of the German Surgeon's severed leg after it's cut off by the chainsaw.
  • 2. A slightly extended take of Kana's eye being cut off and the subsequent puss.
  • 3. A close-up of the train crushing Kana's head during her suicide.


V Slepych Ulickach
Written by Meky Zbirka and Kamil Peteraj
Performed by Meky Zbirka and Marika Gombitová
Courtesy of Opus Records


Release Date:

6 January 2006


English, Czech, German, Dutch, Slovak, Japanese, Icelandic, Russian, Spanish

Country of Origin

USA, Czech Republic

Filming Locations

Milovice, Nymburk District, Czech Republic

Box Office


$4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,556,099 8 January 2006

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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