Before being sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends take one last road trip, but when they get into an accident, a terrifying experience will take them to a secluded house of horrors, with a chainsaw-wielding killer.
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 original Hostel surprised many people with levels of gore and graphic violence which are not very frequent to find in commercial horror cinema, but its screenplay was not very satisfactory. In my humble opinion, the second part was hugely superior to its predecessor by expanding the narrative and focusing not only on the victims, but also on the perpetrators of the tortures, as well as on the operation of the company which organized those atrocities. Now we have Hostel: Part III, which is unfortunately a tedious horror film which seems to have been made only in order squeeze money from the faithful fans of the saga.
6 years ago, when Hostel was released, the "torture-porn" sub-genus looked like a demonstration of rebellion against the clichés of slasher cinema and the Asian ghosts; however, it ended up quickly becoming a new cliché, which was adopted by many movies with a lot of enthusiasm but few success, due to the fact of thinking that the blood, tortures and brutality would work as a replacement of a good story. It naturally was not like that, and the sub-genus quickly extinguished because of such a repetition. The very few "torture-porn" films which stood out were the ones which found a solid balance between gore and narrative (such as Martyrs). Hostel: Part III definitely came late to the party, and it did not go far enough in terms of screenplay in order to keep us interested.
And besides of the mediocre special effects and poor screenplay, we also have the bad performances, which are the main reason why I found the characters completely antipathetic. In conclusion, Hostel: Part III is a boring horror film which is not worthy of your time nor your money.
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