Hostel was one of the more successful indie horror flicks to come out of the 2000s, and although the so-called “torture porn” trend has mostly been put to rest, Eli Roth remains a pretty big name in the horror world. However, his follow-up film Hostel: Part II did not fare nearly as well, and he has yet to direct another movie despite having a number of projects in development. Still, with or without him, the Hostel franchise lives on. Hostel: Part III is nearly upon us, and even though it’s a direct-to-DVD release without Roth’s involvement, I’m at least moderately interested in it.
Hostel: Part III takes place in Las Vegas where a group of friends at a bachelor party are lured to a private function where a “perverse game of torture” is taking place. I’m not sure that the title “Hostel” really makes sense anymore, but I suppose this is at least an interesting direction to take the series in. Kip Pardue (The Rules of Attraction) stars and it is directed by Sam Raimi collaborator Scott Spiegel (From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money). Eli Roth is not even listed as an executive producer on the film, which may or may not be a bad sign. Hostel: Part III hits DVD and Blu-ray on December 27th… Happy Holidays! Check out the trailer after the jump.