is a 2005 horror/Torture Porn
movie by Eli Roth
and produced by Quentin Tarantino
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 local women 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 Las Vegas
, was released Direct-to-Video
in 2011. All three films should not to be watched while eating a bowl of spaghetti
Not surprisingly, the film has been heavily censored in various countries and lambasted by the Czech Republic and Slovakia for their portrayal in the film. (It gets worse: The movie was not only set in Slovakia and filmed in the Czech Republic, it 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 the late 1980s. 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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