WTF of the Day: Universal Studios’ New ‘Hostel’ Attraction
Unfortunately, this is not a joke. Torture porn wizard Eli Roth is teaming up with Universal Studios to create a Hostel-inspired maze that, according to the press release, will “re-imagine the film’s dehumanizing torture chambers and send guests on a spiraling journey through the corrupt halls of Elite Hunting’s torture factory.” Roth helps “flesh” things out a bit: “People will have a chance to experience some exact moments from their favorite Hostel scenes, along with some new surprises.” Eeep!
As a commenter over at Entertainment Weekly points out, Universal has previously created mazes based on Saw, House of 1000 Corpses, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, so while this doesn’t sound like much fun to us, evidently it makes some gore-hounds out there very happy. If you happen to be one of those people (no judgment), grab a ball gag and head to the park from September 23 and through Halloween night.