8 items from 2014
For any horror fan who has longed to experience Kevin Connor’s darkly comedic tale of Farmer Vincent and his tasty fritters in high definition, adding Scream Factory’s recent Blu-ray release of Motel Hell to your collection is pretty much a no-brainer. And for the uninitiated, you may be surprised by how well this zany backwoods tale of murder and cannibalistic mayhem holds up almost 35 years since the film was first released.
Motel Hell transports us back to a simpler time when roadside motels were commonplace, young girls on vacation could go missing and no one would ever notice. Unsuspecting travelers would come from near and far to get their hands on some of Farmer Vincent’s (Rory Calhoun) delicious meat products, made from his own special (and quite sinister) blend of ingredients that he and his sister Ida (Nancy Parsons) create fresh each and every day for all their loyal customers. »
- Heather Wixson
For the second week of August, horror fans can look forward to a fun array of titles arriving on DVD and Blu-ray this week, including the Troma classic The Toxic Avenger, the cult classic Motel Hell from Scream Factory and the recent indie horror film Proxy.
Also arriving this week are the latest animated Batman feature, A Haunted House 2, a few more indie slasher films, including Crawl or Die and Bunnyman Massacre, as well as the long-awaited re-release of Santa Sangre on DVD from Severin Films.
Motel Hell Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray & DVD Combo)
You really are what you eat with Farmer Vincent’s smoked meat in this creepy horror yarn that ’packs a punch that goes way beyond mere terror’ (Boxoffice). Vincent’s popular products contain a special ingredient that the psychotic farmer and his sister would literally kill to keep a secret! Starring »
- Heather Wixson
Since the mad scientists behind Scream Factory, Jeff Nelson and Cliff MacMillan, announced several months ago that Motel Hell was coming out in Blu-ray, we've been waiting rather patiently. With the day finally upon us, we are rewarded with another fantastic giveaway from Scream Factory!
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- KW Low
Directed by Bob Clark
Starring Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Roger Wilson, Cyril O’Reilly, Tony Ganois, Kaki Hunter, Kim Cattrall, Nancy Parsons, Scott Colomby, Boyd Gaines, Doug McGrath, Chuck Mitchell and Alex Karras
Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to help a buddy lose his virginity, which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.
Before Van Wilder, before American Pie, there was Porky’s. The “raunchy” sex comedy that delivered on one promise: if you went to see the movie, you would see boobs. It has held a legacy that is unrivalled with many comedy directors saying that this was the movie that made them want to get into filmmaking. It was lambasted by critics upon its release in 1982 for being too racy, but now 32 years on some people may »
- Luke Owen
Scream Factory has revealed the special features for its Blu-ray/DVD combo pack which streets on August 12th. Farmer Vincent Smith (Rory Calhoun) and his sister Ida (Nancy Parsons) run the respectable Motel Hello where they also produce and sell popular meat products. But the wonderful flavor that makes up Vincent's locally legendary smoked meats has a special ingredient. Their secret garden is filled with "animals" that they ambush, capture, and raise buried in the earth.
The post Full Specs for Scream Factory’s Motel Hell Collector’s Edition appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Originally announced on Dread Central Live, we now have the official details and more for The Scream Factory's upcoming Blu-ray release of the Eighties classic, Motel Hell. Read on for details.
From the Press Release
People come from far and wide to sample Farmer Vincent's distinctively flavored dried, smoked sausages, but one might well ask why there are so few people staying at the nearby kitschy Motel Hello. Also, have you ever wondered about the secret ingredients that make his meats taste so darn good? The ‘80s cult classic horror-comedy film Motel Hell, directed by Kevin Connor (At The Earth's Core, The House Where Evil Dwells) takes on a frighteningly funny look into the different kinds of critters that make up Farmer Vincent's fritters with plenty of surprises. On August 12, 2014, Shout! Factory is bringing Motel Hell Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+ DVD combo pack to home entertainment shelves in the U. »
- Steve Barton
Scream Factory recently announced that Motel Hell will be joining their Collector’s Edition series in August and they’ve shared more details on the upcoming release, including the list of new bonus features:
“People come from far and wide to sample Farmer Vincent’s distinctively flavored dried, smoked sausages, but one might well ask why there are so few people staying at the nearby kitschy Motel Hello. Also, have you ever wondered about the secret ingredients that make his meats taste so darn good? The ‘80s cult classic horror-comedy film Motel Hell, directed by Kevin Connor (At The Earth’s Core, The House Where Evil Dwells) takes on a frighteningly funny look into the different kinds of critters that make up Farmer Vincent’s fritters with plenty of surprises. On August 12, 2014, Shout! Factory is bringing Motel Hell Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+ DVD combo pack to home entertainment shelves in the U. »
- Jonathan James
Stars: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Roger Wilson, Cyril O’Reilly, Tony Ganios, Kaki Hunter, Kim Cattrall, Nancy Parsons, Boyd Gaines, Doug McGrath, Chuck Mitchell, Alex Karras | Written and Directed by Bob Clark
When we think of the rise of the teen sex comedy in the current movie generation the focus easily moves to American Pie and maybe even Superbad. The brashness and move against being controlled by the ratings system pushed the boundaries of what could be included on-screen. Looking back to the eighties though there was a movie that arguably created the blueprint from which these films would work from. That film was Bob Clark’s Porky’s.
Set in 1954 we see a group of high school kids from Florida, trying to find the best way to get their friend Pee-Wee (Dan Monahan) laid, and finally “lose his cherry”. With a few disastrous failures under their belt, »
- Paul Metcalf
8 items from 2014
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