To this immensely overrated filmmaker, horror has nothing to do with scares, or disquieting moods, or the power of suggestion; blood and guts are the end all, be all. Outrage and disgust are sure to greet its theatrical arrival, but as its guiding conviction is that horror audiences desire nothing more than predictable schlock bereft of shocks or genuine terror, the chief impression imparted is one of condescension. Spoilers herein.
Parlaying a threesome into his own ferocious film world, Roth — who as a horror director fears real blood — seized the opportunity to strike back and grow his successful empire. Undaunted by being dubbed as a masochistic misogynist and forever burdened to dangerously flirt the thorny line between tasteful terror and repugnant repulsion, Roth is a fiddly lad to tag. As the business is exactly that — a business — and as a business is in business to make money, Roth has a knack for translating relatively low-budget films into box-office surprises that send investors to cloud nine.
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The plot follows three American female art students in Rome who are directed to a Slovak village where they are kidnapped and taken to a facility in which rich clients pay to torture and kill people. After the significant box office receipts of 's HostelRoth conceived a sequel set directly after the events of the first film, opting to include three female protagonists to "up the ante. Prior to its theatrical release, a workprint of the film leaked on the Internet, and one publication at the time claimed it was the "most pirated film ever",  which Roth suggested was a factor in the film's box office returns.
Thanks to ComingSoon. One year later, Roth takes us back to where it all began, and deeper into the darkest recesses of the human mind. In "Hostel: Part II," three young Americans studying art in Rome set off for a weekend trip when they run into a beautiful model from one of their classes.
The main cast of three men was replaced by three women this time but with the same basic premise. The only difference this time is that the film also follows two American Businessmen and aspiring members of the EHC. Having survived the horrors of the EHC, Paxton is still recovering from his wounds in a hospital near Austria.
Ultimately, the film did not do as well as the original Hostelwith the total first week profits falling well short of the first movie. According to director Eli Roth Cabin FeverThe Green Infernothis unfortunate misstep could be attributed to internet piracy. They check into a hostel, and they are on their way.
When a film as violent as ''Hostel: Part II'' can get an R -- that is, it's deemed okay for kids to see with an adult -- it's obvious the ratings system is in serious need of reform. Jack Valenti has gone to that great screening room in the sky, but his legacy persists — for better and for worse — in the form of the movie ratings system. The ratings system is supposed to serve the interests of parents.