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4th May '16 3:45:40 AM Gerryfromderry
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* Fanservice: See Hell-Bent For Leather.

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* Fanservice: {{Fanservice}}: See Hell-Bent For Leather.
4th May '16 3:44:41 AM Gerryfromderry
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* Fanservice: See Hell-Bent For Leather.


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* HellBentForLeather: In the third movie, [[spoiler: Justin]] gets tortured by a woman dressed in a leather cat suit. We have many close ups on her rear.


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* MaleGaze: See Hell-Bent For Leather.
4th Apr '16 3:06:11 PM Keet96
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* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Sweet, naive Lorna. More like the ugly, though.]]

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* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Sweet, naive Lorna. More like the ugly, though.]]
26th Feb '16 3:03:35 PM yllul
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* DepravedHomosexual: [[spoiler: The Dutch Businessman. Possibly Axelle who may be lesbian or at least bi or maybe using her sexuality to manipulate Beth and maybe depraved or may just be ruthless)]]

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* DepravedHomosexual: [[spoiler: The Dutch Businessman. Possibly Axelle who may be lesbian or at least bi or maybe using her sexuality to manipulate Beth and maybe depraved or may depraved. Or maybe she's just be ruthless)]]



* JapaneseTourist: Kana and Yuki, though the girl that actually played Kana was British.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The opening of the film shows that Paxton is certainly a {{Jerkass}} with hardly any redeeming qualities. After almost escaping the facility, Paxton chooses to go back in to save a women.

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* JapaneseTourist: Kana and Yuki, though the girl that actually played Kana was actually British.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The opening of the film shows that Paxton is certainly a {{Jerkass}} with hardly any redeeming qualities. After almost escaping the facility, Paxton chooses to go back in to save a women.woman.



* PunchClockVillain: Most of the torturers are everyday people who are being paid a good amount of money to inflict suffering on others. Some of them have a HeelFaceTurn over learning the extents of that, while others fully embrace it.

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* PunchClockVillain: Most of the torturers are everyday people who are being paid paying a good amount of money to inflict suffering on others. Some of them have a HeelFaceTurn over learning the extents of that, while others fully embrace it.
8th Feb '16 10:55:28 AM Forenperser
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* RevengeByProxy: [[spoiler: Paxton tracks down and kills the Dutch businessman in a train station toilet to avenge the deaths of Josh and Oli.]]

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* RevengeByProxy: [[spoiler: Paxton tracks down kidnaps and possibly off-screen kills the Dutch businessman in a train station toilet businessman's daughter to avenge the deaths of Josh and Oli.Oli in the directors cut only.]]
3rd Feb '16 10:41:02 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* BrokenHeel: Or sliced.
24th Jan '16 5:42:47 AM catriona176
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* DeathBySex - Averted, the only survivor of the first movie [[spoiler:is Paxton, possibly the horniest of the main characters, while Josh, who was quite reluctant about their...activities is killed slowly and painfully. It's not an aversion as it's part of Eli Roth's overall themes as a writer; IE in his horror films, the virgin always dies horribly while the slut/manwhore is usually the last man standing.]] Although, in the second film, the [[spoiler: only survivor is the sensible one who avoided hooking up with any guys. Then again, it may also be an inversion of BuryYourGays due to Beth's LesYay subtext with Axelle.]]

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* DeathBySex - Averted, the DeathBySex: Averted. The only survivor of the first movie [[spoiler:is Paxton, possibly the horniest of the main characters, while Josh, who was quite reluctant about their...activities is killed slowly and painfully. It's not an aversion as it's part of Eli Roth's overall themes as a writer; IE in his horror films, the virgin always dies horribly while the slut/manwhore is usually the last man standing.]] Although, in the second film, the [[spoiler: only survivor is the sensible one who avoided hooking up with any guys. Then again, it may also be an inversion of BuryYourGays due to Beth's LesYay subtext with Axelle.]]



* DevelopingDoomedCharacters - Go ahead, admit it. Ten minutes into the movie, you were crossing your fingers in hopes that they would all just die already.
* DrivenToSuicide - [[spoiler: Kana]]

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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters - DevelopingDoomedCharacters: Go ahead, admit it. Ten minutes into the movie, you were crossing your fingers in hopes that they would all just die already.
* DrivenToSuicide - DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Kana]]



* EyeScream - Kana, the Japanese girl, has most of the skin around her eye blow-torched off. Paxton later has to remove her eye, in graphic detail.
* FaceHeelTurn - [[spoiler: Stuart]] of Part II. He was EvilAllAlong, but only "discovered" himself near the end.
* FanDisservice - Well, obviously. One specific example, though, in Part II: The nice-looking Creator/HeatherMatarazzo isn't so nice looking when [[spoiler: hung upside down and bled to death]]. Also, [[spoiler: Stuart, having his genitals pried off with a pair of shears.]]
* FatalFamilyPhoto - Both [[spoiler: Oli and the Dutch Businessman]] on the train.
* {{Fingore}} - [[spoiler: Paxton]].
* FromBadToWorse - [[spoiler: Having half your hand cut off, escaping via dead body trolley, getting outside the hostel, going back ''in'' to save a girl only for her to kill herself 10 minutes later]].

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* EyeScream - EyeScream: Kana, the Japanese girl, has most of the skin around her eye blow-torched off. Paxton later has to remove her eye, in graphic detail.
* FaceHeelTurn - FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Stuart]] of Part II. He was EvilAllAlong, but only "discovered" himself near the end.
* FanDisservice - FanDisservice: Well, obviously. One specific example, though, in Part II: The nice-looking Creator/HeatherMatarazzo isn't so nice looking when [[spoiler: hung upside down and bled to death]]. Also, [[spoiler: Stuart, having his genitals pried off with a pair of shears.]]
* FatalFamilyPhoto - FatalFamilyPhoto: Both [[spoiler: Oli and the Dutch Businessman]] on the train.
* {{Fingore}} - {{Fingore}}: [[spoiler: Paxton]].
* FromBadToWorse - FromBadToWorse: [[spoiler: Having half your hand cut off, escaping via dead body trolley, getting outside the hostel, going back ''in'' to save a girl only for her to kill herself 10 minutes later]].



* {{Gorn}} - The only time this is not used is in the first 30 minutes of the first film.

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* {{Gorn}} - {{Gorn}}: The only time this is not used is in the first 30 minutes of the first film.



* HellHotel - well, yeah.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard - [[spoiler: Stuart in Part II. Goes from client to game.]]

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* HellHotel - HellHotel: well, yeah.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard - HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Stuart in Part II. Goes from client to game.]]



* ImAHumanitarian - The old man briefly seen in the sequel. He slowly cuts away at [[spoiler: Miroslav]]'s leg, puts it on a plate, and happily eats away at a table in the background.

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* ImAHumanitarian - ImAHumanitarian: The old man briefly seen in the sequel. He slowly cuts away at [[spoiler: Miroslav]]'s leg, puts it on a plate, and happily eats away at a table in the background.



* ImprovisedWeapon - There are some interesting tools on the tables...

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* ImprovisedWeapon - ImprovisedWeapon: There are some interesting tools on the tables...



* KillTheCutie - [[spoiler: Sweet, naive Lorna. More like the ugly, though.]]
* TheKillerBecomesTheKilled - [[spoiler: The Dutch Businessman, Stuart, various other clients.]]
* MadnessMantra - I'm not that guy... I'm not that guy... I'm not that guy...
* {{Masquerade}} - The titular hostel and its workers.
* MeaningfulName - As mentioned, the woman who bathes in Lorna's blood in the second film is named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_B%C3%A1thory Mrs Bathory]].
* TheMole - [[spoiler: Axelle.]]

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* KillTheCutie - KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Sweet, naive Lorna. More like the ugly, though.]]
* TheKillerBecomesTheKilled - TheKillerBecomesTheKilled: [[spoiler: The Dutch Businessman, Stuart, various other clients.]]
* MadnessMantra - MadnessMantra: I'm not that guy... I'm not that guy... I'm not that guy...
* {{Masquerade}} - {{Masquerade}}: The titular hostel and its workers.
* MeaningfulName - MeaningfulName: As mentioned, the woman who bathes in Lorna's blood in the second film is named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_B%C3%A1thory Mrs Bathory]].
* TheMole - TheMole: [[spoiler: Axelle.]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone - [[spoiler: Todd is overcome with guilt at his actions after accidentally pushing the buzzsaw into Whitney's face.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone - MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Todd is overcome with guilt at his actions after accidentally pushing the buzzsaw into Whitney's face.]]



* OffWithHisHead - [[spoiler: Anyone who escapes from Elite Hunting, Axelle.]]

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* OffWithHisHead - OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Anyone who escapes from Elite Hunting, Axelle.]]



* {{Revenge}} - Dished out in spades, when possible.
* RevengeByProxy - [[spoiler: Paxton tracks down and kills the Dutch businessman in a train station toilet to avenge the deaths of Josh and Oli.]]

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* {{Revenge}} - {{Revenge}}: Dished out in spades, when possible.
* RevengeByProxy - RevengeByProxy: [[spoiler: Paxton tracks down and kills the Dutch businessman in a train station toilet to avenge the deaths of Josh and Oli.]]



* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome - [[spoiler:Paxton is decapitated offscreen during the beginning of Part II.]]

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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome - SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Paxton is decapitated offscreen during the beginning of Part II.]]
24th Jan '16 5:39:00 AM catriona176
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* TheBadGuyWins - Played straight in both films. [[spoiler: A few villains were killed but the organization in general continues and those running it continue to be millionaires from it. Did we mention the "heroine" of the second movie joins the organization at the end of the movie?]]
* BerserkButton - Beth, when someone calls her a cunt. [[spoiler: Stuart when his wife is mentioned]]
* BilingualBonus - Many of the scenes include dialogue spoken in untranslated foreign languages--most notably, a speech delivered by the main character towards his torturer in [[GratuitousGerman German]].
* BloodBath - In the sequel, one of the clients of the Elite Hunting group is a woman who slices up a suspended female captive with scythes and sickles, and bathes in the blood that spills out of her wounds. The client just so happened to be named Mrs. Bathory as a ShoutOut to the TropeMaker.
* BrokenHeel - Or sliced.
* TheCanKickedHim - The [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] climax.
* CarFu - During the escape scene.
* CastingGag: In part II the cannibal is played by Ruggero Deodato the director of ''Film/CannibalHolocaust''.

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* TheBadGuyWins - TheBadGuyWins: Played straight in both films. [[spoiler: A few villains were killed but the organization in general continues and those running it continue to be millionaires from it. Did we mention the "heroine" of the second movie joins the organization at the end of the movie?]]
* BerserkButton - BerserkButton: Beth, when someone calls her a cunt. [[spoiler: Stuart when his wife is mentioned]]
* BilingualBonus - BilingualBonus: Many of the scenes include dialogue spoken in untranslated foreign languages--most notably, a speech delivered by the main character towards his torturer in [[GratuitousGerman German]].
* BloodBath - BloodBath: In the sequel, one of the clients of the Elite Hunting group is a woman who slices up a suspended female captive with scythes and sickles, and bathes in the blood that spills out of her wounds. The client just so happened to be named Mrs. Bathory as a ShoutOut to the TropeMaker.
* BrokenHeel - BrokenHeel: Or sliced.
* TheCanKickedHim - TheCanKickedHim: The [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] climax.
* CarFu - CarFu: During the escape scene.
* CastingGag: In part II the cannibal is played by Ruggero Deodato the director of ''Film/CannibalHolocaust''.
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* ChekhovsHobby - Beth's fortune. Beth was revealed to hold a vast fortune, the point of its mention not made clear until later.
* ColdBloodedTorture - A lot.
* [[CreepyChild Creepy Children]] - The Bubblegum Gang.

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* ChekhovsHobby - ChekhovsHobby: Beth's fortune. Beth was revealed to hold a vast fortune, the point of its mention not made clear until later.
* ColdBloodedTorture - ColdBloodedTorture: A lot.
* [[CreepyChild Creepy Children]] - Children]]: The Bubblegum Gang.
14th Jan '16 7:47:05 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* EyeScream - Kana, the Japanese girl.

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* EyeScream - Kana, the Japanese girl.girl, has most of the skin around her eye blow-torched off. Paxton later has to remove her eye, in graphic detail.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: After acting all BadAss throughout Part II, Todd quickly realises the reality of his actions after unintentionally wounding Whitney whilst playing with a saw, leaving the room disgusted.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: After acting all BadAss throughout Part II, Todd quickly realises realizes the reality of his actions after unintentionally wounding Whitney whilst playing with a saw, leaving the room disgusted.]]



* InfantImmortality: Averted in the first film, when one of the Bubblegum Gang members is shot onscreen. Played straight in each of their subsequent appearances.



* JapaneseTourist: Kana & Yuki, thought the girl that actually played Kana was british.

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* JapaneseTourist: Kana & and Yuki, thought though the girl that actually played Kana was british.British.



* PunchClockVillain: Most of the torturers are everyday people who are being paid a good amount of money to inflict suffering on others. Some of them have a HeelFaceTurn over learning the extents of that, while others fully embrace it.



* SayingTooMuch - Stuart accidentally lets slip the fact that he knows Beth's name, despite the fact that she'd never given it. He [[HandWave Hand Waves]] her suspicions by claiming that he had overheard her friends talking.
* ScarsAreForever - And hands & eyes don't grow back.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney - Beth's penultimate attempt to escape capture, [[spoiler: before she realises exactly what the rules are.]]

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* SayingTooMuch - SayingTooMuch: Stuart accidentally lets slip the fact that he knows Beth's name, despite the fact that she'd never given it. He [[HandWave Hand Waves]] her suspicions by claiming that he had overheard her friends talking.
* ScarsAreForever - ScarsAreForever: And hands & and eyes don't grow back.
back. [[spoiler:This is presumably why Kana is DrivenToSuicide after looking at her [[EyeScream injuries]] in a mirror]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney - ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Beth's penultimate attempt to escape capture, [[spoiler: before she realises realizes exactly what the rules are.]]



* ShoutOut - When the men in part I arrive at the hostel, ''Film/PulpFiction'' is playing on the television in the lobby. The Hostel movies were produced by Quentin Tarantino, who directed Pulp Fiction. Also, [[spoiler:Paxton seeing Natalya, Svetlana, and Alexi in the road - and running them over with his car - references Butch running over Marcellus Wallace.]]

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* ShoutOut - ShoutOut: When the men in part I arrive at the hostel, ''Film/PulpFiction'' is playing on the television in the lobby. The Hostel movies were produced by Quentin Tarantino, who directed Pulp Fiction. Also, [[spoiler:Paxton seeing Natalya, Svetlana, and Alexi in the road - and running them over with his car - references Butch running over Marcellus Wallace.]]



* SoundtrackDissonance - Carmen's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs0E2CufQ7c Habanera]] plays while a cannabalistic old man eats [[spoiler: Miroslav]] alive.

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* SoundtrackDissonance - SoundtrackDissonance: Carmen's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs0E2CufQ7c Habanera]] plays while a cannabalistic old man eats [[spoiler: Miroslav]] alive.



* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: The most scary part of the Elite Hunting group is that most of the torturers are perfectly normal people, who have a life and loved ones. Especially made clear during the auction scene, where some of the bidders are shown.
* ToThePain - The businessman who wanted to be a surgeon.
* TooDumbToLive - The men in Hostel Part I. The women in Hostel Part II however are notable aversions of this. It doesn't help.

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* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: The most scary part of the Elite Hunting group is that most of the torturers are [[PunchClockVillain perfectly normal people, who have a life and loved ones.ones]]. Especially made clear during the auction scene, where some of the bidders are shown.
* ToThePain - ToThePain: The businessman who wanted to be a surgeon.
* TooDumbToLive - TooDumbToLive: The men in Hostel Part I. The women in Hostel Part II however are notable aversions of this. It doesn't help.



* TownWithADarkSecret - The local "enterprise" employs quite a few people, including a police officer.

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* TownWithADarkSecret - TownWithADarkSecret: The local "enterprise" employs quite a few people, including a police officer.
15th Sep '15 10:05:16 PM FlakyPorcupine
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** In the first film, as Paxton was being taken to his room, he seems a few other people being tortured. One of them appeared to be suspended helplessly, with the man's genitals being twisted off. With a rather sickening crunch.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Paxton

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The opening of the film shows that Paxton is certainly a {{Jerkass}} with hardly any redeeming qualities. After almost escaping the facility, Paxton chooses to go back in to save a women.
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