PUBLISHED: 15:10 03 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:31 24 May 2010
DIRECTOR Eli Roth's follow-up to 2002's Cabin Fever is a mixture of many of the most terrifying things about human nature and the world at large
Released on August 7.DIRECTOR Eli Roth's follow-up to 2002's Cabin Fever is a mixture of many of the most terrifying things about human nature and the world at large, culled from many impossible-but-true stories of human trafficking, international organised crime, and sex tourism. Presented by renowned film-maker Quentin Tarantino, Hostel is relentlessly graphic and deeply disturbing, and is sure to shock even the most hardcore horror fans.It tells the story of two adventurous American college buddies, Paxton and Josh, who backpack through Europe eager to make quintessentially hazy travel memories with new friend Oli, an Icelander they've met along the way.Paxton and Josh are eventually lured by a fellow traveller to what's described as a nirvana for American backpackers - a hostel in an out-of-the-way Slovakian town stocked with Eastern European women as desperate as they are gorgeous. The two friends arrive and soon easily pair off with exotic beauties Natalya and Svetlana. In fact, too easily...Initially distracted by the good time they're having, the two Americans quickly find themselves trapped in an increasingly sinister situation that they will discover is as wide and as deep as the darkest, sickest recess of human nature itself - if they survive.