Four friends go to Las Vegas for a stag weekend, where they meet two beautiful escorts who invite them to a private club off the main Las Vegas Strip. Once there, the group finds themselves tangled in a perverse game of revenge and torture.
Hostel 3 is the first film in the series not to be directed by Eli Roth. Scott Spiegel, who produced first two Hostel films (and once upon a time was the assistant writer for a little known film called Evil Dead 2), has taken the director’s chair in this straight to DVD sequel.
Hostel 3 opens with a surprisingly gripping and unpredictable scene which nicely sets the tone and pace for the rest of the film to follow. Unfortunately, Hostel 2 peaked at high school, from here on out the best bits are over.
For a torture porn film, the gore is a bit tame, probably due to budget restraints, but coupled with relatively mild sex scenes and the odd topless girls running around, you can’t help but wonder if this film warranted its 18 certificate. The dialogue is primitive drivel, and the ending is simply ridiculous. The overall production quality is better than most straight to DVD movies, and it draws on some interesting camera techniques, which are set to good use misdirecting the audience. However, Hostel 3 feels soft and glossy, lacking the gritty, isolated atmosphere of the first two movies.
In fact, except maybe in the first scene, Hostel 3 doesn’t appear to contain a hostel. The film doesn’t even follow on from the little plot its predecessors had. Overall, it feels as it has been hastily thrown together and given the ‘Hostel’ label to make some easy money out of a film that would otherwise, be largely ignored.
Our Rating: 4.2 / 10