‘Most Disturbing Movie Of All Time’ Is Horror Film From 2005


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What is the all-time most unsettling movie is a recurring topic of discussion among enthusiasts of the genre.

One movie may have won the top slot following a flurry of debates that left viewers uneasy; surprisingly, the film in question was out almost twenty years ago.

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Because of its graphic nature, the sequel was even the subject of a debate in the UK Parliament. It is so horrifying that it is still prohibited in one European nation.

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If you’re still trying to figure out which horror movie came in first, you might put off planning a low-cost vacation any time soon.

The films in question are Hostel and Hostel II.

For those of you who haven’t watched the spine-tingling horror that debuted in theatres back in 2005, here is a brief plot summary.

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It reads: “American best friends Josh and Pax, staying at hostels along the way, decide to backpack through Europe following college graduation to indulge in all their hedonistic fantasies in part to help Josh recover from the heartache of a breakup.

“There, they initially find that the stories are nothing compared to their actual experiences, far exceeding their expectations.

“However, those fantasies quickly turn to nightmares as they end up separated by design, their new hell from which they may never be able to escape.”

The horror movie, which received harsh criticism from critics for its excessive use of gore, was made by renowned director Eli Roth, whose other works include The Green Inferno (2013) and 2001 Maniacs (2005).

The movie maintains a dark tone throughout, with its disturbing ideas being almost as ominous as the character’s chances of escaping, despite the nail-biting “torture p***” element.

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In fact, the film’s original finale had to be completely removed because audiences were so outraged by Paxton abducting the daughter of his tormentor.

Although it had its gore toned down, the horror film nonetheless left viewers “traumatised,” and several nations put it on their backlists because of its violent content.

Because of how graphic the Eli Roth original was, it was banned in Ukraine.

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Hostel also enraged Slovak and Czech viewers because of how Eastern Europe was portrayed in the film.

The amount of criticism stemmed from the film’s portrayal of the country as impoverished and violent, and a representative of the Slovak culture ministry, Linda Heldichova, even spoke out and claimed that it “damaged” the country’s image at the time.