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Turistas

Year: 2006
Production Co: Stone Village
Director: John Stockwell
Producer: John Stockwell
Cast: Josh Duhamel, Melissa George, Olivia Wilde, Desmond Askew, Beau Garrett
This was supposed to be a valid entry into the current gorenography subgenre, but aside from one particular scene, little about it was more horrifying than most movies.

Riffing somewhat on everything from Hostel to Blair Witch (stay at home - you never know what's out there), it deals with a disparate group of young holiday makers who think they've found heaven on a remote Brazilian beach populated by beautiful people and an endless supply of booze and music.

Of course (and stop reading now if you haven't seen it), it's a front for an organ removal ring, and the group are soon led through the inhospitable jungle to a remote villa where the 'doctor' intends to carry out his work harvesting their organs as revenge for the way the West treats the third world.

The scene in question is the anaesthetising, opening up and dismembering of the unfortunate Amy (Garrett) all while she's awake, the horrified Finn (Askew) looking on with the doctor taunting him about being next.

After the remainder of the gang break out the movie turns into a generic chase thriller that gradually depletes their numbers but does little else that's new or different. John Stockwell has a good command of the camera as he did in Into the Blue, but his choice of material leaves something to be desired. This movie's an easy sell because of the T&A content, but a bit of a swindle if you buy.

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