Hostel is one of the most baffling horror franchises I've ever seen.For one, it's easy to lump the movies into the "torture porn" category, and that was my initial reaction after seeing the first one, but the more I think back on it, the more I appreciate what it was going for.But there is at least one thing to make us excited for fall: Movies!
I'd like to see another Hostel in the future that continues in this direction but the fact that this was direct-to-video gives little hope to that notion.
RICHARD LAWSON: Goodbye superhero nonsense and hello screenplays by Cormac Mc Carthy, casts fully stocked with the best of the best, and auteur directors unveiling their latest.
The torture in this entry isn't done in private quarters.
Rather, it's done publicly in front of the rich clients who are able to choose the form of torture with a "wheel of death" of some sort.
After a droning second act, things kick into high gear with an action thriller esque finale that's both exciting and interesting because you actually care and root for the main character.