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Motel Hell (1980)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  18 October 1980 (USA)
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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Interiors of the motel, farm, and smokehouse were filmed on constructed sets at Laird International Studios in Culver City, California. The majority of exteriors and location filming for this picture were shot in Northern California in Canyon County. 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 uses human flesh to spice up his meat]
Vincent Smith: It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent's fritters.
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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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Well made horror
20 April 2005 | by (north dakota) – See all my reviews

I love this movie! Nothing beats a deranged hillbilly farmer who wears a severed hog's head to terrorize people.

Rory Calhoun and Paul Linke are wonderful in their roles. Rory effectively pulls off the mild-mannered farmer with a dark secret routine, while Paul Linke handles the role of jealous cop perfectly.

Nina Axelrod supplies the sex appeal, and capably I might add. Though her penchant for much older men is a little disturbing.

This film has gained a solid cult following thanks to end showdown of good vs. evil, with Rory wearing that hog's head and chasing after Paul Linke with a chainsaw.


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