If you missed Saw III this weekend, chances are, you haven’t seen this cool teaser trailer for Hostel: Part II. But why is it in German. Well, I read a story on Bloody Digusting about why the teaser is in German.
Here’s what Variety reports about that:
“German is more guttural and harsh,” said Lionsgate marketing executive Tim Palen. “I think a lot of people will be taken aback, but with the success of the first Hostel, there will be no confusion as to whether the movie is in English.”
He went on to say the trailer makes the film seem more European and exotic. It’s also a nod to the anti-American sentiment sweeping Europe and beyond. In the Hostel movies, American victims draw a higher price.
“For the discerning horror fan, it will separate Hostel II from the typical kids-stranded-in-the-middle-of-nowhere horror film,” he also said.
So what’s Hostel: Part II about? Three young Americans studying in Rome set off for a weekend trip when they run into a beautiful model from one of their art classes. Also on her way to an exotic destination, the gorgeous European invites the coeds to come along, assuring them they will be able to relax and rejuvenate. Will the girls find the oasis they are looking for? Or are they poised to become victims for hire, pawns in the fantasies of the sick and privileged from around the world who secretly travel here to savor more grisly pursuits?
Eli Roth (Cabin Fever) again directs the new installment, and Hostel: Part II stars Lauren German, Heather Matarazzo, Bijou Phillips, Roger Bart, Richard Burgi, Vera Jordanova, and Stanislav Ianevski.
Roth also personally introduces the trailer, and while it’s posted everywhere that Hostel: Part II will be in theaters on January 5, 2007, he makes the comment that it will be in theaters next Spring. He also clearly looks to be n set. So does that mean the film will be pushed a bit? That sucks, if so. Bad enough we have to wait until January!
Yahoo has the Exclusive trailer in Windows, Quicktime and Hi-Def formats RIGHT HERE