Hostel, the movie, true or fiction?Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 at 5:51 pm
Movie Hostel was made back in 2006 and it is one of the most terrifying and gruesome horror movies to ever make it big in mainstream cinema. When it was released all kinds of questions were asked, weather the story is true or fiction, weather this really happened in East Europe or on some other place. The story of the movie starts as a comedy where two Americans are starting their backpacking around Europe and in Amsterdam they meet guy from Iceland who joins their traveling. They also meet Ukrainian guy who tells them about this hostel in Slovakia where girls are completely available and easy. So, they are heading to Slovakia where they have excellent fun for a while and then they start disappearing. After this the scenes with lopped heads, hanging eyeballs, sliced heels, sawed legs and horrifying bloodbaths are coming around in the movie. This should be a true story and the marketing for this movie was telling that all the time.
The real truth about this movie is not settled in Eastern Europe but somewhere in Thai villages where members of the family were sent to the cities for large amounts of money. In the cities, the rich and the weirdly psychotic people were gambling how long their victim can handle the torture and pain. This “game” developed so deeply that people paid loads of money to torture and kills these people. So, this is basic idea of the movie but it is settled in Europe since Europe is a paradise of hostels and backpackers heaven. In the eyes of the viewers Europe is completely realistic place and where you can put the scenes of blood and pain better than in Europe.
These things actually happened in Thailand and this is the only thing that actually has a weight when it comes to question is the “Hostel” story true or not. However, just this one word in marketing of the movie, made this movie the biggest horror movie of the last decade.
Hostels are everywhere and they attract a lot of travelers and backpackers because they are cheap and most of the time they have excellent location in one city. Hostels also provide a rare opportunity to learn about other cultures since you will meet loads of people and talk to them. Of course that two Americans traveling in Amsterdam will meet fellow travelers from Iceland, Spain, Russia, Canada or even Japan while staying at a hostel.
Of course, every hostel has its own rules and sometimes they are depending on different cultures or whatever owner has in his mind and disobeying those rules will probably result with you being kicked out from the hostel and you will probably never end up as guys from the movie.
Don’t be afraid of Slovakia, it is beautiful and amazing country and there is loads things to see and explore and hostels are perfectly safe. Just book one on www.hostels.st and you will see for yourself.