Top 13 Favorite Memorable Movie Scenes

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One of the great things about horror films is that they can explore themes that other genre films simply can’t. One of hallmarks of horror is that it confronts us with horrible things. That said, this list isn’t necessarily made up of the horrible things horror films have shown us, but also scenes that were so disturbing that they crossed into horror—some come from films that stray across genre lines. Also, many thanks go out to my … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hostel Part III (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: While attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas, four friends are enticed by two sexy escorts to join them at a private party way off the Strip. Once there, they are horrified to find themselves the subjects of a perverse game of torture, where members of the Elite Hunting Club are hosting the most sadistic show in town. REVIEW: Scott (Brian Hallisay) is just on the cusp of being married to his fiance Amy. … Continue reading

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Hostel (2006) Movie Poster (Version 05)

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Hostel (2006) Movie Poster (Version 05)

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Hostel (2006) Movie Poster (Version 04)

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Hostel (2006) Movie Poster (Version 04)

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Hostel (2006) Movie Poster (Version 03)

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Hostel (2006) Movie Poster (Version 03)

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Hostel (2006) Movie Poster (Version 02)

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Hostel (2006) Movie Poster (Version 02)

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Hostel (2006) Movie Poster (Version 01)

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Hostel (2006) Movie Poster (Version 01)

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Hostel | Hostel 2 Pack – Now on Bluray!

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A double dose of Hostel now together on bluray! You haven’t experienced Eli Roth’s great contributions to horror until you’ve sank you teeth into the Hostel films. Each offers a fun but horrific dose of torture p*rn at its best in these important genre defining releases now packaged as a 2 pack in full Blu-ray glory. Mill Creek Entertainment brings the goods at a cheap price and just the way you want your franchise releases … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hostel Part II (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it. REVIEW: Eli Roth is widely known for writing and directing demented films heavily depicting violence and gore and thoroughly shocking viewers. With Hostel II, he has done it yet again, this time pushing the horror even farther, by taking a small portion away. Beth (Lauren German), along with best friend Whitney (Bijou Phillips) and emotionally … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hostel (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them. REVIEW: Touting welcome to your worst nightmare, and rightfully so, Hostel is certainly one of the most gruesome films ever created. And, considering that the film is presented by Quentin Tarantino, and written and directed by Eli Roth, does it really surprise? Paxton (Jay Hernandez) and Josh (Derek Richardson) are two … Continue reading

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Nietzsche and Marxism in Eli Roth’s ‘Hostel’

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As has already been stated, I’m a graduate student over at Penn State, and when I first arrived there, there was all this talk in my courses by my fellow graduate students about this guy by the name of Foucault. Grad students were saying, “Oh, well, Foucault says, this and Foucault says that.” I didn’t even know who this guy Foucault was and I was getting a little sick and tired of hearing what Mr. Know-It-All Foucault … Continue reading

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Trailer: Hostel Part III (2011)

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Trailer: Hostel Part III (2011) Hostel: Part III will head to Vegas where a bachelor party goes horribly wrong. Could the groom have a price on his head?

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Hostile Rebirth of Horror: The Morality of Eli Roth’s Hostel 1 and 2

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Not since the late 1970s and early 1980s when woman revenge films like I Spit on Your Grave and social critiques like Cannibal Holocaust were released has the horror industry produced a burst of socially provocative films like the current wave of violently graphic horror flicks conversing with the existence of torture in Western society. Recent productions over the past decade such as the Saw franchise created by Asian-Australian filmmaker James Wan, the psychological thrillers of … Continue reading

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