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{{Hostel}} is a 2005 horror/TorturePorn movie by Creator/EliRoth and produced by Creator/QuentinTarantino.

The film (and its sequel) revolve around a secret society of torture clubs, which use Eastern European hostels (basically cheap dorm-style hotels for tourists) and [[HoneyTrap local women]] [[DeadlyRoadTrip to capture victims]] for the wealthy to kill and torture at their leisure.

The first film featured male victims while the second film features female victims of the organization. A third film, which relocates the series to [[VivaLasVegas Las Vegas]], was released DirectToVideo in 2011. All three films should not to be watched while [[NauseaFuel eating a bowl of spaghetti]].

Not surprisingly, the film has been heavily censored in various countries and lambasted by The Czech Republic for their portrayal in the film. (It gets worse: The movie is said to be in Slovakia, was filmed in the Czech Republic, sports people with Russian names (uncommon thereabouts), speaking Russian, and dressed in uniforms that are probably from Ukraine. Also, it portrays the countries as they were in late 1980's. No wonder both countries were offended.)

It should be noted that real-life hostels are emphatically ''not'' torture-chambers of any description; while they once had a reputation for being rather disreputable (in that they were largely unpoliced and prone to incidents of theft) recent efforts and gentrification have succeeded in revitalizing the modern hostel as a safe, secure and family-oriented location.
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!!Provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Beth in ''Part II'' is more {{badass}} than any previous protagonists by a fair margin -- [[spoiler:she gives Stuart, her torturer, a brutal GroinAttack with garden shears, joins the hunting club, and beheads the woman who tricked her and her friends into going to the hostel in the end.]]
* AndIMustScream
* 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.]]
* 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''.
* ChainsawGood
* 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.
* DeadlyRoadTrip: They target tourists.
* 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.]] To be fair, [[spoiler: it's not an aversion when 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.]]
** The second film somewhat subverts this as [[spoiler: while the survivor is the one who avoids hooking up with any guys, she is not a virgin and it is the clearly virginal Lorna dies first.]]
* DepravedBisexual: Mrs Bathory
* 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)]]
* 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]]
* EvilLaugh: Natalya
* EyeScream - Kana, the Japanese girl.
* 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]].
* 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]].
** [[spoiler: Hell, if ya want to go down that road, he went through all that for literally nothing, as he gets himself decapitated shortly after returning home in the sequel.]]
* {{Gorn}} - The only time this is not used is in the first 30 minutes of the first film.
** The Mrs. Bathory scene in Part II brings the "porn" part of gorn to a whole new level.
* GroinAttack: [[spoiler: Beth to Stuart]]. ''With garden shears''.
-->''"Let him bleed to death."''
* 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, leaves the room disgusted.]]
** RedemptionEqualsDeath.
* HellHotel - well, yeah.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard - [[spoiler: Stuart in Part II. Goes from client to game.]]
** Also, [[spoiler:Paxton's would-be killer in the first movie is killed by his own chainsaw/gun.]]
* HoneyTrap: [[spoiler: Natalya, Svetlana and Valla. Axelle to an extent in that she flirts with Beth]]
* HorrorFilms
* 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.
** And he was played by [[Film/CannibalHolocaust Ruggero Deodato]]. See CastingGag above
* ImprovisedWeapon - There are some interesting tools on the tables...
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Paxton [[spoiler: manages to escape the facility in the first film by exploiting their poor security.]] In the sequel, these flaws have since been rectified.
* JapaneseTourist: Kana & Yuki.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Paxton
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Almost everyone involved in Elite Hunting. Notable examples being Sasha, Valla (the desk girl), Mrs Bathory and the Cannibal.]]
** [[spoiler: Brutally and satisfyingly subverted in Part III. Just when it seems like Carter will escape with his life, he's captured by the not-quite-dead Scott, with a little help from Amy, and savagely slaughtered with an electric tiller.]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: The Dutch Businessman, first getting his fingers cut off then having his throat slit just as he had done to poor Josh.]]
* KicktheDog: Natalya laughing at [[spoiler: Paxtons]] reaction to [[spoiler: Josh's body]].
* KillTheCutie - [[spoiler: Sweet, naive Lorna.]]
* 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.]]
** [[spoiler: Carter]] in the third movie.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone - [[spoiler: Todd]] is overcome with guilt at his actions.
* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Elite Hunting.
* OffWithHisHead - [[spoiler: Anyone who escapes from Elite Hunting, Axelle.]]
* PettheDog: [[spoiler: The Dutch Businessmen]] despite being a cold-hearted murderer and torturer appears to be a very devoted father
* PlayingAgainstType - [[Film/TheProducers Roger Bart]], who, ''DesperateHousewives'' aside, tends to play bright and friendly roles as the villain of the second film. And he still mostly seems nice.
* PreMortemOneLiner
--> '''Beth''': Na zdrowie.
* {{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.]]
* 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.]]
* SeveredHeadSports: The second film ends with [[spoiler: a group of juvenile delinquents playing soccer with the head of the woman that betrayed the protagonist and her friends to an organization of serial killers.]]
* 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.
** The use of Willow's Song from ''Film/TheWickerMan'' is also an ominous bit of foreshadowing.
* SoundtrackDissonance - Carmen's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs0E2CufQ7c Habanera]] plays while a cannabalistic old man eats [[spoiler: Miroslav]] alive.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome - [[spoiler:Paxton is decapitated offscreen during the beginning of Part II.]]
* TheSyndicate: Elite Hunting.
* TheVamp: Natalya and Svetlana
* 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.
* TorturePorn: Along with the {{Saw}} franchise, this is one of the more notable examples of the modern TorturePorn genre.
* TownWithADarkSecret - The local "enterprise" employs quite a few people, including a police officer.
* UnwillingSuspension: In the second movie, Lorna (played by Heather Matarazzo), is suspended upside down over what looks suspiciously like a bathtub. What follows is a recreation of the ElizabethBathory legend.
* VivaLasVegas: The setting of ''III''.
* VomitIndiscretionShot and VomitDiscretionShot

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