Tarantino was pivotal in film’s sudden obsession with torture porn. How so? Well, he was responsible for helping fledgling director Eli Roth get his script onto the big screen in 2005.
Quent scrubbed up Roth’s Hostel script and even signed on as producer. He thought he’d found something big.
“He’s what horror films have been waiting for,” Tarantino said of Roth. “[He’s] not a video director trying to make his first movie and then move on, or the older guy who resents the fact that he’s still doing horror films. Eli wants to make horror films.”
Hostel was panned by critics on release, but embraced by horror fans, ensuring that torture porn was here to stay.