Saturday, February 18, 2012
DVD Review: HOSTEL 3 (2011)
HOSTEL PART III
Directed by: Scott Spiegel
Distributed by: Sony Pictures
Whether you are a fan of the HOSTEL films or not, I encourage you to check out the newest installment in the franchise, HOSTEL PART III. This 3rd installment is nothing like I expected and I was very happily surprised by how good this film was. Before I go any further, here is the plot courtesy of imdb.com:
While attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas, four friends are enticed by two sexy escorts to join them at a private party way off the Strip. Once there, they are horrified to find themselves the subjects of a perverse game of torture, where members of the Elite Hunting Club are hosting the most sadistic show in town.
I enjoyed the first two HOSTEL films....I thought they were gritty and dark, just like I like my horror movies. Some people got tired of the torture element (dubbing the films, torture-porn), and I can understand that to some degree. For those tired of the films just focusing on the torture and gore aspect, HOSTEL 3 will will be a welcome addition for you.
HOSTEL 3 is much more than just torture and gore, although that is definitely a part of the film, but to a much less degree than the first two films. This new film actually has a good story to it, characters you can actually get into and care about, some good plot twists, and even some humor. This film literally has something for everyone in it.
The film was directed by Scott Spiegel, who was the Executive Producer on the first two HOSTEL films (not to mention the same guy who worked with Sam Rami and Bruce Campbell on the EVIL DEAD films!). I think Mr. Spiegel heard the backlash and negative comments about the first two HOSTEL films and decided to take this a different direction and he definitely succeeded!
Being direct to DVD, and not having Eli Roth in the director's chair, I honestly wasn't expecting much out of HOSTEL3. I can honestly say that this 3rd installment is as good, if not better than the first two films. If you think they guys from THE HANGOVER had a rough time in Vegas, you haven't seen anything yet!
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