YMMV: Hostel

  • Alternate Character Interpretation:
  • Anvilicious: The bidding war montage in the second movie makes a strong point how wide-ranged Elite Hunting's clientele actually is. For bonus impact, several of the fat cats casually place their bets while hanging out with their families. We get it, every loving wealthy family man could be a murderous psycho...
  • Broken Base: There are those who really love Hostel (and arguably Hostel Part II), but there are those who hate the film series in general due to it's usage of Torture Porn and Jerk Ass characters, pointed out several times by Phelous. Others simply call it a decent film.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The children playing soccer with a severed head.
    • Made much easier to watch because the person deserved it.
  • Evil Is Sexy - The temptresses of Elite Hunting.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Lorna's. Screaming.
  • Jerk Ass Woobie: Paxton and Whitney
  • Les Yay - Between Axelle and Beth.
  • Narm: Josh's screaming sounds way too much like Mr. Bill.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Just the idea that you could go backpacking anywhere and find yourself pulled into a torturous hell will make you rethink going backpacking, let alone travel anywhere.
    • Worse that Eli Roth confirmed that the inspiration of the film came from an actual event he read about.
    • The director's cut ending: Paxton kidnaps the Dutch businessman's daughter to get revenge on him. That alone puts Adult Fear all over, even if the Dutch businessman did some horrendous shit..
  • Nausea Fuel - To the point where even the protagonists just can't help it.
  • Playing Against Type - Roger Bart, who, Desperate Housewives aside, tends to play bright and friendly roles as the villain of the second film. And he still mostly seems nice.
  • The Woobie: Poor Josh... Sexually inexperienced and possibly gay man who's yet to explore his sexuality due to a fear of losing his closest friend. Not only that, but Josh is also the nicest person in the series and suffers one of the most horrific and painful deaths.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: The Ax-Crazy Sasha is played by... Milan Kňažko, former Slovak Minister of Culture.