Hey there bloggers! It seems that I’ve been a blogfest-aholic lately. I can’t seem to get enough. When I saw the badge: Blood, Boobs & Carnage Blogfest, I knew I had to join. It’s the brainchild of Heather Gardner and Alex J. Cavanaugh.


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I was never into movies that included massive amounts of blood, boobs, or carnage. When Hostel came out, everyone I knew kept saying it was so gross, but realistic gross, that I had to see it.

I don’t know what I was thinking… Oh yeah, I do. I was a few years into my EMS career already and figured I could ‘analyze’ the film and put myself into a few ‘what if’ scenarios. Uh, not so much.


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I thought I’d seen it all during my career: shootings, stabbings, evisceration, and severed limbs. I remember watching helplessly as a young man burned alive in his vehicle while police officers futilely tried to gain access until the fire department arrived. This happened only a few months after 9/11, so there was a brief investigation involved until the cause was finally determined. Sad, really.

Anyway, this movie made most of my bad calls look like a walk in the park. I watched most of it through my fingers; I’m not even kidding. I was so horrified by what I saw, it almost made me sick. But I liked the movie overall. Go figure. It must’ve been because one of the victims got ‘justice’ in the end.

I’m sure there were boobages galore, but the gore is all too vivid for me to remember those parts.

Have you seen any of the Hostel movies? Do you believe these ‘Elite Hunters’ exist in life? I’m curious to know your opinion.

That’s my submission for the BB and C blogfest. Until my next adventure…











  1. The Better Half wants to watch this one, but I’m not so sure. Even if I watch it through the cracks of my fingers I may still be squirming too much.


    • I so know what you mean, TB. I was an EMT and I still watched it through my fingers! Thank goodness I had tougher skin on the job. 😀 I appreciate the visit and hope you enjoy the rest of your week. Hugs. Eva


    • There is a story attached to the first Hostel, although I can’t speak for the second. If that’s the case, you may enjoy it. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. Hugs. Eva


    • I wouldn’t be surprised, Susan. I wouldn’t recommend it unless you’re into those kind of movies. If you are, then I’d say go for it. Thanks for the visit and comment. Have a great day. Eva


  2. My wife and I saw several of the Saw films which were of a similar nature and we actually liked those films. Did you ever see Saw? (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

    I think I saw the first Hostel film but now don’t remember it. Maybe I need to check out that one again. Better to check out than to check in Hostel. (I don’t know what’s come over me all of a sudden.)

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Road trippin’ with A to Z
    Tossing It Out


    • You’re too funny, Arlee! And no, I never did see SAW. I plan on keeping it that way! 🙂 Thanks for the visit, comment and chuckle. Have a great day. Eva


  3. I think I’ve seen parts of the movie, but honestly, there are so many of those kind of movies out there I can’t keep them all straight in my head.


    • I know what you mean. That’s why I don’t watch them anymore. I learned my lesson with Hostel. Give me the original Halloween any day of the week. It is by far the scariest movie I’ve ever seen, and there is no gore involved. Thanks for the return visit and comment. Have a great day. Eva


    • You’re so much like me then, Jeremy. I prefer thrillers over gore myself and I’ll take classics too. As cheesy as it may sound to some, the original Halloween STILL scares me and there is zero gore. Thanks for the visit and comment. Have a great day. Eva


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