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Motel Hell (1980)

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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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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Meat's meat and a man's gotta eat. See more »


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24 October 1980 (USA)  »

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Granja macabra  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A scene with Wolfman Jack officiating a wedding at a church was shot, but cut from the final finished version of the film. See more »

Goofs

Reflection of crew/equipment can be seen in the Sheriff's glasses when he is first shown. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Sheriff Bruce Smith: I was brought up here, you know. Now, I'm kind of glad I ran away from home when I was 11. I guess there's gonna be some kind of investigation.
Terry: Why don't you just burn the place?
Sheriff Bruce Smith: Burn it? You mean arson?
Terry: I don't know. That's what I'd do. It's an evil motel.
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
(uncredited)
Composed by Franz Liszt
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I Wonder about the Karmic Implications of These Acts
28 April 2004 | by (Santa Cruz, CA) – See all my reviews

Motel Hell is a near perfect film. It is gross, funny, intelligent, and altogether VERY well done. There is so much great dialogue and excellent symbolism, and great acting. Rory Calhoun is the most likable evil human flesh farmer I've ever seen. There really isn't too much gore in this film, but it grosses you out on so many levels, especially if you eat meat, which I do. The ending, while being awesome in its own way, leaves a little something to be desired. All in all, if you love horror, and you have a sense of humor, check this one on out. I liked it more the second time I saw it, which is a sign of quality.


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