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Hostel: Part III

  • Drama
  • 2011
  • Scott Spiegel
  • 84 mins
  • 18

Summary

Horror starring Kip Pardue and Thomas Kretschmann. A bachelor party in Las Vegas goes horribly wrong when the men are lured into a sadistic torture game by a pair of attractive escorts.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Four buddies on a Las Vegas stag do become the entertainment in the sickest show in town in this limp and underwhelming cash-in, directed by the executive producer of the previous Hostel shockers. Playing like a torture porn version of The Hangover, the film opens promisingly with a nice twist but then massively fails to meet expectations; winding up devoid of tension, titillation or shock. Hardcore horror fans will struggle for kicks, as the elite hunting games of the challenging first two movies are turned into a spectator sport involving an underused "wheel of misfortune." Bland characters consequently suffer unimaginative and timidly shot torment, that sees the franchise's infamous sadism jettisoned in favour of quick and forgettable kills (death by cockroaches being the weakest), and insufficient gore. An obligatory final sting conveniently ties together loose ends, but the lack of realism just renders events unsatisfyingly ridiculous.

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Credits

Cast

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Carter McMullenKip Pardue
ScottBrian Hallisay
FlemmingThomas Kretschmann
JustinJohn Hensley
KendraSarah Habel
TravisChris Coy
Mike MalloySkyler Stone

Crew

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DirectorScott Spiegel

Details

Guidance
Violence.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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