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Motel Hell
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Director:
Writers:
Robert Jaffe (written by) and
Steven-Charles Jaffe (written by)
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Release Date:
18 October 1980 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You might just die...laughing! See more »
Plot:
Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Well made horror See more (101 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Kevin Connor 
 
Writing credits
Robert Jaffe (written by) and
Steven-Charles Jaffe (written by)

Frank Cotolo  uncredited
Tim Tuchrello  uncredited

Produced by
Herb Jaffe .... executive producer
Robert Jaffe .... producer
Steven-Charles Jaffe .... producer
Austen Jewell .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Lance Rubin 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas Del Ruth (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bernard Gribble 
 
Casting by
Stanzi Stokes 
 
Art Direction by
Joseph M. Altadonna 
 
Set Decoration by
W. Joe Kroesser  (as Joe Kroesser)
 
Makeup Department
Patricia Burck .... hair stylist
Marie Carter .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Austen Jewell .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Allen .... second assistant director
Jack Barry .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Art Dudley .... construction coordinator
George Hamilton .... assistant property master
Bill Hudson .... property master
Mel Johnson .... leadman
William James Teegarden .... set designer (as Jim Teegarden)
Steven Curtis Husch .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Don J. Bassman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Bassman)
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Pat Egan .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph Holsen .... dialogue editor
Craig Huxley .... special sound effects (as Craig Hundley)
Jerry Jost .... production sound mixer
William Manooch .... cable person (as Bill Manooch)
Joe Melody .... sound effects editor (as Joseph Melody)
Malcolm Rennings .... boom operator (as Mel Rennings)
Jay Wertz .... supervising sound editor
Martha Burns Holsen .... sound editor (uncredited)
Duncan McEwan .... sound loader (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Adams Calvert .... special effects (as Adams R. Calvert)
 
Stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stuntman (as Richard Butler)
Bill Catching .... stuntman
Laurie Creach .... stuntwoman
Vicki Creach .... stuntwoman
Gene Hartline .... stunt coordinator
Gene Hartline .... stuntman
Leslie Hoffman .... stuntwoman
Larry Holt .... stunts
Chris Howell .... stuntman
Gary Jensen .... stuntman (as Gary Jenson)
John Moio .... stuntman
Sharon Schaffer .... stuntwoman
John Sistrunk .... stuntman
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Danny Buck .... gaffer
Bob Coburn .... still photographer
Buzz Feitshans IV .... second assistant camera (as Fred Feitshans IV)
Cary Griffith .... key grip
Henry M. Lebo .... first assistant camera (as Henry Lebo)
Bradford May .... camera operator (as Brad May)
Greg Guillo .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Kyle T. MacDowell .... electrician (uncredited)
Don Nesmith .... best boy (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Victor J. Kubitschek .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Hudson .... costumer: women
Bernie Pollack .... costumer: men (as Bernard A. Pollack)
 
Editorial Department
Cheryl Ross .... apprentice editor
Julian Semilian .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jerry MacDonald .... music editor
Lance Rubin .... conductor
Dan Wallin .... music recording mixer
 
Transportation Department
Jay Coffman .... transportation co-captain
Jack Lloyd .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Benita Allen .... production assistant
Oga Danylo .... secretary to executive producer
Jan Dennehy .... production auditor (as Janice Elan)
Debra Leventhal .... assistant to producers
John Moy .... craft service
Lillian Neidenberg .... paymaster
Bonne Radford .... post-production auditor
Lina Shanklin .... script supervisor (as Linda Shanklin)
Cassandra Wilson .... production coordinator
Earl Wingard .... unit publicist
 
Thanks
Richard Berres .... special thanks
Christopher Outwater .... special thanks (as Chris Outwater)
Colorado Pridham .... special thanks
Frank Vacek .... special thanks
Vera Vacek .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
101 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:16 | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:R18 (theatrical rating) | New Zealand:R16 (home video version) (1988) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (home video version) (1986) | USA:R (Approved No. 26113) | West Germany:18
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Trivia:
Cameo: [Rosanne Katon]The Playmate of the Month as Suzi.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the fight between the Sheriff and Vincent, the Sheriff's shirt switches between being badly cut up to relatively good condition.See more »
Quotes:
Vincent Smith:There's too many people in the world and not enough food. Now this takes care of both problems at the same time.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Hungarian Rhapsody No.2See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the old BBFC X Version and the Uncut Version?
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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Well made horror, 20 April 2005
Author: BloodTheTelepathicDog from north dakota

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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So I guess it's safe to say that Terri had a thing for old geezers? EmilyTheDramaQueen
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A great comic horror film, don't try and watch it on commercial TV! stalzz64
Why the Garden? snafu801
Was this really considered scary in 1980? cteavin-1
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