I might think he’s a gratuitous talentless child of a director, obsessed by the most trivial of splattery visuals but there are plenty of people who liked Hostel and it’s sequel, the terribly-inventively-titled Hostel II. Still, there can’t be that many people, because otherwise Roth wouldn’t be offering to sign copies of the DVD release himself.
So those of you who’d like to meet him (he’s probably quite short and a little spotty), you can do, at Virgin Megastores, Oxford Street on Monday 22 October, 1pm. Perhaps you’d like to ask him about the morality of revelling in images of torture while Western governments commit similar acts on non-Western people. But he’ll probably tell you he’s doing something terribly important.