I liked Cabin Fever despite its flaws, but Hostel was just garbage. Its sole redeeming quality is the hot russian chick Natalia. We spend the entire first hour watching the 3 leads go on a sexual adventure. They are real jerks and we hate them right out of the gate. They treat women like toilets. It takes FOREVER for anything to happen. There is no effort to create any sort of forboding mood, so it all plays out like a cartoon. I didn't give a crap about any of the characters and the gore (what little there was)was laughable. A brilliant concept that Roth completely fumbles. He should have taken a hint from Cronenberg's Videodrome and broached the story from the point of view of someone who wants to pay to kill someone rather than the victims.