Eli Roth Checks Out Of 'Hostel'

It's no secret that the "Saw" and "Hostel" films are closely linked; torture, complex plots, and a willingness to test the MPAA would pair them together, even if the franchises weren't housed at the same studio. But, as "Saw IV" continues production, "Hostel: Part II" director and MTV blogger Eli Roth pointed out one significant difference between the two series: There'll be no more sequels to his. Ever. "There are no more 'Hostels'," a defiant Roth revealed to us this week. "There is 'Hostel' and 'Hostel 2’ and that's it. It's like 'Kill Bill Volume 1’ and 'Kill Bill Volume 2.'"

When "Part II" hits theaters June 8th, it will pick up at the same gruesome moment where last year's torture blockbuster ended - much like such Roth favorites as "Halloween 2." Calling out lame sequels that manufacture plots simply to bring back characters, the down-to-earth writer/director insisted that his two freaky flicks have said all there is to say.

"I hate a lame third sequel, and I don't want there to be one," Roth said. "I wish 'Beyond Thunderdome' didn't exist; I wish there was just 'Mad Max' and 'The Road Warrior.' I really wasn't crazy about 'Spider-Man 3.' I wanted it after 'Spider-Man 1’ and 'Spider-Man 2,' but with 'Spider-Man 3’ I was really disappointed when I saw that film; that will never happen with 'Hostel.'"

Instead, Roth will turn his attention to the upcoming projects "Cell" (an adaptation of the Stephen King zombie book) and "Trailer Trash" (a "Kentucky Fried Movie"-like flick filled with fake trailers). Eli swung by the MTV studios bearing tons of info about those upcoming flicks, as well as some exclusive "Hostel" goodies. Keep checking back, as we'll roll them out in the next few days!