Hostel (US, 2005)

Heralded as an evolution in horror: gorenography. However, it simply looks like a high production value exploitation movie. Nothing new there then: the drill we’ve seen before in Driller Killer. Has a few moments; interesting location (allegedly Solvakia). The key point being that it’s east (at variation on the American South as the location of the Other). Couldn’t make my mind up whether the it was Europe or the Americans who were being critiqued; maybe both or neither. (DVD)


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