I haven't read every review of "Hostel," but from what I have read, I don't find a reference to Quentin Tarantino, who serves as one of the executive producers. Tarantino loves switching gears mid-movie, and that's exactly what this film does. Also, Greg Nicotero, famous for his make-up expertise in some George Romeo "Living Dead" films and the hit TV show "The Walking Dead", serves as the special makeup effects designer and creator. It comes down to this: If you don't enjoy plenty of T&A for the first half of a film, and torture and some gore during its second half, don't bother. But if you do...... "Vodka and Red Bull."