The Ultraviolent Horror Classic No One Knows Quentin Tarantino Produced; Stream it Here

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino in Reservoir Dogs (Courtesy of Miramax)

Quentin Tarantino is best known for the films he has written and directed. But the auteur creator has also tried his hand at producing. One such example is now available to stream for Starz subscribers. More specifically, I’m talking about Hostel.

People seem to forget that Tarantino produced the film. But that was actually a point of confusion upon release because the director’s name was branded all over the marketing material, leading some viewers to mistakenly attribute Tarantino as the film’s director. Hostel, of course, is directed by Eli Roth.

The film stars Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova, and Jan Vlasák. In addition to directing, Roth also penned the script for this violent tale of obnoxious tourists in peril.

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Along with Saw before it, Hostel helped pave the way for the torture porn boom of the ‘00s. The picture spawned a theatrical follow-up with Hostel: Part II and a direct-to-video threequel with Hostel: Part III. In spite of certain misgivings, there are pieces of Hostel that I appreciate. And I actually consider the second to be a casual improvement over the first. But the third franchise installment is nearly unwatchable in my estimate.

Sequels aside, if you’re keen to revisit Hostel, you can scope the ultra-violent horror picture streaming on Starz as of the publication of this post.

The film follows best friends Josh (Richardson) and Paxton (Hernandez) as they decide to spend the summer after college graduation on an all-out backpacking trip across Europe. While stopping in Amsterdam to indulge their taste for drugs and sex, they meet Oli (Gudjonsson), a like-minded traveler from Iceland. When the three bachelors set off to investigate enticing rumors of a Slovakian hostel in a city populated by lusty women, they find themselves drawn unwittingly into a deadly game.

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