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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Jay Hernandez
Derek Richardson
Eythor Gudjonsson
Jana Kaderabkova
Vanessa Jungova
Jennifer Lim
Directors
Eli Roth
Screenwriters
Eli Roth
Running Time
93 minutes

Hostel
Eli Roth gives you a reason to reconsider your gap year party plans.


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Hostel

Plot
Tempted by a stranger on a Eurotrain, travellers Paxton (Hernandez), Josh (Richardson) and Oli (Gudjonsson) wander off the backpack map and book in to a hostel boasting a roster of European ladies. What sounds like heaven fires into hell, as sinister forces propel our trio into a world of pain...


Verdict
A significant change of direction from Cabin Fever, proving Roth can handle more than one type of horror — this is an old-school exercise in shock and gore, with scary ideas and unblinking splatter. The first act’s filler, otherwise it’s a squirmer. Bring a bucket.


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