Not since A Serbian Film, have I found yet the next sick shocker that adds to that small list . I can spout off a number of titles, Baise Moi, Salo, Irreversible. What we have here is an obvious Hostel rip off. And don't think, that the small 73 minutes time frame, makes it any easier, if opting to watch this shocker, as our hapless couple endure a lot of torture.. You don't get off the hook at all, as one sick act, surpasses the next. There are moments that will have squirming or covering your eyes, as more bloody disgusting acts unfold. It's a lot to take. Story is simple, any peebrain could conjured it up. A wealthy doctor of privilege, who just happens to be a homicidal psychopath, gets his kicks torturing 20 plus couples, loners for his own sick amusement. Even by this guys extremely calm manner, he doesn't come across as your average nutter, in the face of his depraved acts. He's more in held. This poor innocent couple who have just started going steady, are knocked out and are taken to this guys warehouse where most of this quite reprehensible film is shot. The flashback restaurant scene, prefore to their doom was a nice touch., as was the twist forty minutes through, such a great relief where then doubt starts to fade, as you strongly fear, oh no, this is the dream of the victim. The second to last scene in the aftermath, of all that butchery, was one of the most eerie funeral scenes, I've been witness too, it still stays in my head, weeks after seeing it. These pleasant touches are a great balance, away from all the loads of gore in that torture room. Don't underestimate the violence, as just when you think or hope, it won't get worse, we are quickly corrected. Grotesque is really just a cheap Hostelish rip off, and comes off, admirably cheap, as too in the way of it's budget, it's use of blood and gore , constant . This and its sick scenes of gore, purely to shock, and feed the habit of our sick horror viewers, out there is all it has going for it. A kill timer as you would could call it. There are similarities to Hostel, that can't be overlooked, one a CU of fingers being scooped up. Sicko fans, watch, others stay away. For hardcore horror lovers, out there, this is your calling. Don't ignore it. The movies title, truly lives up to it's name. It's bloody over the top ending though, momentarily discredits the believability of it, unlike the three mellow and not overdone performances.
HOSTEL ON SPEED 6/10