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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. Written by
The movie is not worthy of the three minutes I'm spending writing this, but I'm doing it as an obituary for the great series that died with this third instalment.
With the writer and director of the two first films gone, I did not know what to expect. There was a nice surprising twist at the very beginning that made my hopes go high, but only for those poor hopes to be crushed with a series of scenes that reproduced virtually every single overdone and abused cliché from slasher films. If you'd seen a few such films you'd be able to predict what's going to happen next in Hostel 3 without a mistake.
But that wasn't the main issue here, we've come not to expect much logic in these movies. But what killed the film was the absence of what really distinguished Hostel movies from other gory horror flicks: The sexual torture, or "snuff" if I may call it that. The gore in Hostel movies was always in the context of sexual abuse or rape leading to death. The image of the girl slaughtered while hanging naked upside down for the sexual pleasure of the female client from Hostel 2 is as iconic as the hook hanging scene from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Nothing of that sort is in Hostel 3, and only boring torture and killing that's done badly leading to the super ridiculous ending.
The end of a brilliant series, and what a sad end it is.
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