|True Story Behind Hostel. Photo credit: IMDB
A Shot of Inspiration
It started with a conversation with ain't it cool new's, Harry Knowles. Harry and I were talking about sick stuff we'd seen on the internet, like that guy in texas who set it up so you could control a gun and hunt lions and wild game online.
You could go to Thailand and, for $10,000, walk into a room and shoot somebody in the head.
These people kill for a living. I'm not going to find out.
A Film Is Born
Americans do not even know that this country exists. My film is not a geographical work but aims to show American's ignorance of the world around them.
Why are critics so hostile to hostel-- part ii?
many of the visceral depictions of violence in these types of movies conveyed strong messages that no viewer could miss. Ironically, these messages, especially in the hostel films, are typically anti-violence.