• Hostel (2006)


Release Date: January 6th, 2006

DVD Release Date: April 18th, 2006

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Best friends Josh (Derek Richardson) and Paxton (Jay Hernandez) decide to spend the summer after college graduation on an all-out backpacking trip across Europe. While stopping in Amsterdam to indulge their tastes for drugs and sex, they meet Oli (Eythor Gudjonsson), a like-minded traveler from Iceland. When the three bachelors set off to investigate enticing rumors of a Slovakian hostel in a city populated by lusty women, they find themselves drawn unwittingly into a deadly game.

Cast: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova, Jana Kaderabkova, Jan Vlasák, Jennifer Lim, Lubomir Silhavecky

Director: Eli Roth

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Hostel LLC, Raw Nerve, International Production Company

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: 2000s, Escape, Police officer, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Eli Roth turns to modern-day Asian fright filmmakers as inspiration for his latest blood-soaked effort while demonstrating an intriguing, original voice of his own. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    What kind of hellspawn might result if "Saw" bought a copy of "Let's Go: Europe" and went backpacking across Europe to have a one-night stand with Dracula? Something like Hostel. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonaghTV Guide Magazine

    It's a back-to-basics, gore-and-gristle look at the no-frills nastiness of 1970s films, in which monsters, mutants and ghosts can't hold a candle to the sheer, unadulterated evil that lurks in the hearts of men. show more

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