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Quentin Tarantino Heaps Praise on "Hostel"

If the new video interview with Quentin Tarantino that The Movie Reporter has posted on their Web site convinces me of nothing else, it convinces me that I need to see "Cabin Fever" again. Of course, Tarantino is currently more interested in Eli Roth's "Hostel," which he executive produced, but in the course of discussing the new film (to see wide release in the United States beginning Jan. 6, 2006, according to the IMDb), he lets it drop that he's seen Roth's "Cabin Fever" seven times.

I saw "Cabin Fever" in the theater when it first came out and found it almost immediately forgettable. Now Tarantino wants me to believe that Roth is the director the horror genre has been waiting for. Is it a case of, "Never trust a man with a vested interest"? Or is it more along the lines of, "When Tarantino speaks, you should listen"? "Hostel" needs to be pretty amazing to live up to all the hype at this point, but maybe it's worth the risk. And maybe, just maybe, it will usher in a year of horror films that just keeping topping what came before them. If "Hostel" ends up being on the bottom end of what gets released in 2006, horror cinema will be in decent shape. And hell, maybe it will be the fantastic excursion into terror that so many are anticipating.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on December 24, 2005 9:00 AM
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Cabin Fever was great! It's very effective in conveying that icky, creepy, infected feeling to its audience. I feel dirty just thinking about it.

-- Posted by: zombiegrrrl at December 24, 2005 1:19 PM

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