Hostel 2006

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Hostel ★★ 2006 (R)

Just another brick in the fauxsnuff genre wall. This time around some hot-to-trot American dudes are led to a Slovakian hostel after several splurges into red-light debauchery and uninhibited misogyny. (They probably got distracted on the way to the history museums.) Much to their chagrin, they find that the Russian mafia has converted their lodging quarters into a pleasuredome for sickos looking to get their sadism on. Since our heroes have been developed as mindless hornballs, we're expected to almost cheer their pain and agony. The creators try, rather unsuccessfully, to disguise the charade as a parody of the snuff and torture films it actually reproduces. 95m/C DVD, Blu-ray Disc, UMD . US Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Jan Vlasak, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova, Jana Kaderabkova, Jennifer Lim, Lubomir Bukovy, Petr Janis, Josef Bradna, Keiko Seiko, Rick Hoffman; D: Eli Roth; W: Eli Roth; C: Milan Chadima; M: Nathan Barr.