A no name movie. It wins you with smart direction,writing and plot. Eli Roth shows a lot of chops directing this bloody chopper movie. He is better known for Cabin Fever, but Hostel is a better movie. Fans of the genre whose most successful franchise is Saw will be thrilled by Hostel. There are now three Hostel movies. The first experince remains the best. Rotten Tomatoes failed it, but it managed $45 million in boxoffice. It will become a cult classic.