1 Shockingly bad attempt at horror.DavidSaul | 22/02/2008 | See all DavidSaul's reviews (9)Hostel ranks as quite probably the worst film I have ever seen. I doubt anyone will be able to top it. The major problem with it is Eli Roth's complete lack of understanding of what a horror movie is supposed to do.It is SUPPOSED to scare you! Alas, the wholly untalented writer/director instead seems to think it involves oodles of sex and hyper-gratuitous violence with nothing to scare at all.When a movie is hyped based on it being basically a gore-fest, it should send off warning signals. The script is poorly written and the characters are completely uninteresting, which means you don't actually care about them as they are tortured to death, thereby rendering the movie pretty pointless as you watch any escapes they may (or may not) make.The acting is actually pretty good, and the gore - though pointless - is very well done. A technical achievement for Roth, then, but an abject failure in the entertainment stakes.Avoid.