Hostel is a 2005 horror film directed and written by Eli Roth. The film follows two American backpackers, Paxton (Jay Hernandez) and Josh (Derek Richardson), who, along with their Icelandic friend Oli (Eythor Gudjonsson), travel to Slovakia. Lured by the promise of an idyllic hostel full of beautiful women, they instead find themselves trapped in a gruesome and deadly business of torture-for-profit. The film, known for its graphic depictions of violence and torture, is often categorized as "torture porn" and played a significant role in the popularity of this sub-genre in the mid-2000s.
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