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Hostel: Part III (2011)

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Four men attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas fall prey to the Elite Hunting Club, who are hosting a gruesome game show of torture.

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Scott Spiegel

Writers:

Michael D. Weiss (as Michael Weiss), Eli Roth (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kip Pardue ... Carter
Brian Hallisay ... Scott
John Hensley ... Justin
Sarah Habel ... Kendra
Chris Coy ... Travis
Skyler Stone ... Mike
Thomas Kretschmann ... Flemming
Zulay Henao ... Nikki
Nickola Shreli ... Viktor
Derrick Carr Derrick Carr ... Mossberg
Frank Alvarez ... Mesa
Evelina Turen ... Anka (as Evelina Oboza)
Kelly Thiebaud ... Amy
Tim Holmes ... Beardo
Barry Livingston ... EHC Client for Mike
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Storyline

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 Official site

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Do You Feel Lucky?

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody sadistic violence and torture, sexuality/nudity and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hungarian

Release Date:

27 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hostel: Part III See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Don't Let Up
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So close, yet so far...
27 December 2011 | by KylePeppersSee all my reviews

Hostel: Part III could be so named for the three main points that set it apart from its predecessors.

One: the departure from Slovakia to Vegas. Ultimately, this turns out to be a good decision. Bringing the chaos closer to home (for us Americans) adds an effective layer of chill and gives us something fresh and new to work with, as opposed to churning out what could have been basically a remake of the original film. At times the nostalgia of the foreign setting was missed, but ultimately I accept it as a wise choice.

Two: Roth is out, Spiegel is in. The change in direction is noticed heavily, and in the end I was disappointed and left wishing Eli Roth had never given up the reigns.

Three: Straight to DVD. This, also, was a change that was noticed for all the wrong reasons.

The film kicks off with a highly interesting opening scene with a twist in which our expectations are squashed and it is established that we are working with a totally new style of villain. We see that the Elite Hunting Club has progressed into something much more advanced than just a pay-to-kill deal, and while a little over-the-top, I enjoyed the new additions to the game. During the climax we are fed table-turning twist that had my heart pumping with excitement. Sadly, however, here is where my praise ends.

The torture scenes are terrible. They are all bad ideas executed very poorly. Furthermore, they are over within seconds and contain almost no gore compared to the first two (an OBVIOUS reference to the lack of budget). The cinematography is dead on arrival. Don't expect the dark and gritty look that is required for this type of film, but instead look forward to distracting brightness and elegance. And finally, the acting (spare one or two) is the worst of the series.

Overall, I give it a painfully mediocre rating of 5/10. I do, however, definitely recommend you to see it if you liked the first two. Just go into it with low expectations so you will not be let down, and look out for the unique routes the story takes instead of the torture sequences. These fresh twists and turns are bittersweet, though, because it showcases the fact that the film could have been a big success had the necessary efforts been put into it. Hostel: Part III will forever be known to me as the little film that could... but didn't.


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