Mindless Waste of Time
Hostel is a Twilight Zone for slackers with a limited vocabulary and an even more limited imagination.
What Hostel lacks in plot, continuity, cohesiveness, and interest, it more than makes up for in boring gore and mind-numbing mayhem.
Hostel is what happens when you have a bad idea, terrible acting, and an even worse story line.
Next time, Quint, send me half the money wasted on Hostel, and I'll make a home video that is just as good--actually, better--than this poor excuse for a horror film.
I was more interested in the porno one of the henchmen was watching than I was in what was happening in the torture room!
Can't We Sue for False Packaging?
I've seen better film on a bath tub. The producer/director may have worked in Hollywood for over 20 years and started out with a fright master, but he must have cribbed pages from the Ed Wood Book of Terrible Movie Making! No, that's a spiteful statement, isn't it. Sorry, Ed! At least your movies were fun! Don't waste your time on this movie. The acting is not much better than a junior high production and the cliché mood-setting storm is annoying instead of scary. Stilted dialog, ham reactions, and staid camera work create a boring experience. The mummy in profile looks more like Homer Simpson wrapped in day-old diapers.
In fact, the only positive things I can say about this movie is the mummy's makeup is spot on (not his costume!) and the packaging is top quality. Whoever designed the DVD packaging should have written and directed the movie as it appears more time and thought went into the cover instead of the movie.
You can't sue to get back the 96 minutes wasted on this "film". You'd get more out of making your own version of Scream of the Mummy, and it would probably be much better than this.
This movie proves that you really can't judge a movie by its DVD packaging, and there ought to be a law about delusional and false self-promotion on DVD covers of what amounts to something that is not much better than a frat-boy weekend home-made video.