Though this one had less gore, it did add in a new factor of terror. Gone is the comfort of the murders being done overseas and instead hit close to home. In many ways this made the previous two movies a bit more bearable, knowing these events are an ocean away and that I sit in the safety of my home. It brings in a new sense of fear, that this is all happening so close that I feel it brings in its own form of torture to the psyche. It’ll definitely make you want to look over your shoulder quite frequently the next time you’re in Vegas, especially if you’re in a hotel room alone.
The DVD unfortunately falls short in terms of its content. In many cases you expect a featuette or two at the very least. All that is offered is a commentary with director Steven Spiegel and Kip Pardue. This unfortunately leaves an empty feeling as this was generally the only and most common extra you'd get on most DVDs over a decade ago, leaving this one a bit bland.
Hostel Part III has its flaws, but it also has its moments as well. This would have been a good starting point as the first in the series, but being the third you would expect more. If you’re a Hostel fan, you’ll enjoy this movie just don’t expect to be as good as the previous movies. If this is your first Hostel movie, it stands on its own, but don’t judge the previous two on this one as they are definitely superior. I would still recommend this to fans of horror and the Hostel franchise as it will make your skin crawl. And the ending is superb!
Hostel Part III Will be available on DVD December 27th.