“Whether they like it or hate it, you want to make a movie people will never forget.” – Eli Roth
‘Torture Porn’ isn’t exactly a term of endearment when used by critics or the media. Looking back, films like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and I Spit on Your Grave (1978) would probably have fallen under this classification (and their remakes did), but the term was first popularized by movie critic David Edelstein in 2005 to describe Eli Roth’s Hostel.
I’m not a fan of gore for the sake of gore, but I do enjoy watching horror movies and I found the first Hostel movie to be both creative and unique, albeit disturbing. I’ve only seen the movie once (and that was back in 2006), but it still ranks as one of my top horror movies of the 2000’s. I also liked Hostel II, but I wouldn’t go ranking…
View original post 225 more words
what makes some of these films so good is having the victim take revenge at the end and cheering him/her on – internally or sometimes vocally!
I loved Hostel. At first it disturbed the crap out of me and so I watched it again and again and again and have even talked with Eli Roth on MySpace (remember when they were relevant) about both Hostel and Hostel 2. I loved when the man (played by Takashi Miike) coming out of the building tells Paxton to “Be careful…you can spend all your money in there.”