Eli Roth and his crew have gathered a new group of American college kids for a journey to Slovakia, which is now famous for its hostels where wealthy Western businessmen get a chance to rape and maim sexy tourists. The first movie was a bit of a guilty pleasure, but this sequel is thoroughly unimaginative. What’s worse, inviting us to follow two of the businessmen (who happen to be clownish Desperate Housewives veterans Roger Bart and Richard Burgi) kills any tension.
2007-U.S. 93 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by Eli Roth. Cast: Lauren German (Beth), Heather Matarazzo (Lorna), Roger Bart (Stuart), Bijou Phillips, Richard Burgi, Jay Hernandez.
Trivia: Followed by a direct-to-DVD sequel, Hostel: Part III (2011).