Stupid travelers

Chernobyl Diaries

I’ve always enjoyed movie plots where naive travelers receive their comeuppance for making very bad decisions. Though I draw the line at torture-porn like the Hostel series, anything from The Beach to Eurotrip will usually lure me in on premise alone. Chernobyl Diaries has a formula horror-plot, for sure, but stands out because of its …

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Deliverance

Made for $2 million, the 1972 canoe-trip-gone-wrong film Deliverance not only became a huge hit upon release, but its images, music, and lines have become fully embedded in pop culture since then. Anyone who has seen the film, especially any man, will shudder with horror at the infamous line, “Squeal like a pig!” And when …

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