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Re: Film Causes the Wrong Kind of Horror in Slovakia

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  • Martin Votruba
    This is what today s Sunday Herald Sun (Australia) has to say about the film, with an encouraging opening for those concerned about Slovakia s image: Better
    Message 1 of 12 , Feb 5, 2006
      This is what today's Sunday Herald Sun (Australia) has to say about
      the film, with an encouraging opening for those concerned about
      Slovakia's image:

      "Better known to the outside world for their ice hockey players and
      stunning models, Slovaks are horror-struck that the smash-hit slasher
      film Hostel is giving them a bad name. The low-budget movie, which
      opens in Australia on February 23, made a surprise debut in the US,
      topping box office sales in early January. In the film, American
      backpackers are kidnapped, tortured and killed during a trip to the
      central European country. "It's so sad," said Alzbeta Melicharova,
      marketing head at Slovakia's state tourist board. "The events in the
      film are so absurd. They have nothing to do with reality. We are
      actually one of central Europe's safest places. It's one of our
      selling points."

      This is a capsule review of the film from the NYT:

      "Two ugly Americans rampage through Europe before finding themselves
      ensnared in an underground Slovakian snuff club. The calculated
      outrages of this brutal exploitation film prove less shocking that its
      relentless bigotry."


      Martin

      votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
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