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Film Review: Hostel Part II (2007)


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 ...

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Nietzsche and Marxism in Eli Roth’s ‘Hostel’


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.Β Grad students were saying, β€œOh, well, Foucault says, this and Foucault says that.” I didn’t even know who this guy Foucault was ...

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


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.Β Recent productions over the past decade ...

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