The filthy rich spend exorbitant amounts of money to torture and murder innocent victims. Not only is the premise of the Hostel movies clever and evil, it’s also a not-so-subtle social commentary on haves and have-nots. In the first two films of the series, both directed by Eli Roth, that commentary had a European setting. The third film brings it home. Hostel Part III, directed by Scott Spiegel and written by Michael D. Weiss, starts Kip Pardue, Thomas Kretschmann and others in the story of two friends in Las Vegas who unwillingly pay a visit to the Elite Hunting Club. It’s scheduled for a direct-to-DVD release December 27. Watch the trailer and see the DVD art after the jump. Read More »

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The association between author Bret Easton Ellis and screenwriter/director Roger Avary goes back a decade. Avary directed a film version of the Ellis novel The Rules of Attraction, released in 2002, and used footage shot for that film to create another movie, Glitterati, which is tangentially related to The Rules of Attraction.

Glitterati has never officially been released, and probably never will, which I’ll get into in a minute. But that film was intended as connective tissue between The Rules of Attraction and the adaptation of another Ellis novel, Glamorama, which Avary has planned to write and direct for many years. Now Bret Easton Ellis says the Glamorama script is done and will be directed by Avary next year. Read More »

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