In his early days “Hostel” director Eli Roth was always one to constantly talk up his projects, and in doing so got a little burned by it when things didn’t pan out. Then he went super quiet which didn’t work either. Now with experience he’s found a happy medium, not to mention a large body of work ahead of him.
He spoke about his upcoming work with Cinematical at the New York Comic Con this weekend and confirmed his trailer for “Grindhouse” will be the 1981-esque slasher film “Thanksgiving” which is a homage to all those holiday-themed massacre movies. He also has a part in Tarantino’s “Death Proof” in a bar scene.
In regards to “Hostel II” he says the action begins right where the first ends – “I wanted to literally pick up after the next cut, so that you could take out the credits from Hostel and watch one and two back-to-back”.
As a result it will have a consistently darker tone than the first film – “I really wanted to start off in that creepy place and just stay there. I wanted to have a sense of dread throughout the whole film”.
Any plans for a third one? “I think for right now, I don’t want to make a bad Hostel III and I don’t want to force it. I feel the story ends at Hostel II and … let’s just leave it at that for now.”