The second installment of Eli Roth’s Hostel is just as good as the first. Usually, your basic horror sequels are far inferior to the original, but Hostel Part 2 keeps up the quality established by the first.
This time around we have three American college girls studying abroad in Italy. These girls are played by Lauren German (Beth); she is a smart level headed girl. Heather Matzarazzo is Lorna, the nerdy girl with issues. Although we see in a scene later that Heather is truly a fearless and committed actress up for anything. Finally, there is Whitney, the party girl played by who else but Bijou Phillips; an actress who has made a career playing such parts.
There is a long montage style scene of Todd and Stuart arriving at the torture facility. They change into butcher like gear, choose their weapons, and try on weird looking masks. Their victims are all kept like cattle, chained in bunches in an enclosed space ‘til needed. They are then dressed in clothes and made up to the specifications of the client. When the guys are finally alone with their prey, a big turning point occurs as Todd freaks out when the violence becomes too real. After refusing to finish the kill, he is dealt with severely and winds up as dog food. Stuart on the other hand finally snaps and becomes the real psychopath. He has Beth dressed up as his wife. After a struggle, Beth gets the upper hand on poor ole Stuart. When the guards see this on the surveillance monitors they go in to break it up. We then see Beth holding a large pair of scissors over Stuarts “junk”. Since Beth is uber rich she able to make a deal with the owner of Elite. Stuart then crosses the line by calling Beth a “cunt”. Not a smart move Stu! She then cuts off his manhood and feeds it to the dogs. Ouch! To fulfill her deal she must get the tattoo and kill someone. With the help of the Bubble Gum gang, she lures Axelle into the woods and decapitates her. The gang then play soccer with the severed head all set to joyful music. Roll credits. This is one of the most insanely weird endings I’ve seen in a while. Hostel 3 is currently in the works, but it is said to be direct to DVD sequel. While Eli Roth has said he is not going to be a part of it, which can’t be a good thing.