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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Checking in is easy ... Checking out is hell. See more »

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18 October 1980 (USA)  »

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Granja macabra  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The movie launched stateside in October 1980 just four months after the famed Broadway season of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) had finished in New York. See more »

Goofs

The events in the film take place in the summertime according to Boris' makeshift headstone, but the two young ladies that encounter the fake cows are dressed in winter clothing, are talking about a ski instructor, and have skis on the roof of the car, implying it takes place during winter. See more »

Quotes

Vincent Smith: I'm the biggest hypocrite of them all. My meats... I used preservatives.
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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 »

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Soundtracks

You're Eating Out My Heart and Soul
Sung by Kregg Nance
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User Reviews

Worst movie......ever!
15 August 2003 | by (Walled lake, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I watched this film, and I thought it was the most rediculous thing Ive ever seen. I then commenced to look up the film in a movie guide book I own that was writen be Leonard Maltin. I was, to say the least, shocked that he gave this movie 1.5 stars, when he'll give other movies, that are truely classics, ratings that are even lower. The only enjoyable thing about this film was the personal revilation of a refference. In Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Large Marge and the man in the truck stop are the Smith's in this movie. I take that as a great joke, lead to us by the amazing Tim Burton.


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