A seemingly friendly farmer and his sister kidnap unsuspecting travelers and bury them alive, using them to create the "special ingredient" of their famous roadside fritters.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Smith
Nancy Parsons ...
Elaine Joyce ...
Dick Curtis ...
Monique St. Pierre ...
Rosanne Katon ...
E. Hampton Beagle ...
Everett Creach ...
Bo Tulinski
Michael Melvin ...
Victoria Hartman ...


Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters...to make Farmer Vincents fritters. The movie is gory, but is also a parody of slasher movies like Last House on the Left. Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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Release Date:

24 October 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Granja macabra  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Tobe Hooper was originally going to direct this movie for Universal Studios, but when the studio balked at the bizarre project, Hooper also departed. See more »


Toward the end, when the saw is turned on during the fight, the object on the "conveyor" would not index toward the saw. That is a "skatewheel" conveyor, it just has a series of rollers that only allow a person to easily push something down the line. There are no motors, belts, etc. to automatically drive or feed anything down the line to the saw. See more »


Vincent Smith: Sometimes I wonder about the karmic implications of these actions.
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Crazy Credits

The films opening title image is the neon "Motel Hello" sign with the "O" burned out. During the closing credits the entire sign is shown burning out and finally exploding after the credits end. See more »


You're Eating Out My Heart and Soul
Sung by Kregg Nance
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets The Beverly Hillbillies.
25 July 2001 | by (Calif.) – See all my reviews

How can anybody not love the campy awfulness of this movie. It's fantastic! I remember seeing this when I was roughly eleven or so and being freaked out by the guy wearing the pigface brandishing a chainsaw, now I just laugh as I realize how funny it all was supposed to be. A camp classic all the way!

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