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Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1986)

R  |   |  Horror  |  April 1986 (USA)
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After several years in an insane asylum, Evelyn, the keeper of the Mountaintop Motel, is released and resumes doing business. She kills her young charge out of anger, but convinces the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bill Thurman ...
Reverend Bill McWiley
Anna Chappell ...
Evelyn
Will Mitchell ...
Al (as Will Mitchel)
Virginia Loridans ...
Tanya
Major Brock ...
Crewshaw
James Bradford ...
Sheriff
Amy Hill ...
Prissy
Marian Jones ...
Mary
...
Vernon
Jill King ...
Lori
Rhonda Atwood ...
Bar owner
Foster Litton ...
Sheriff Dispatcher (voice)
Linda Blankenship ...
Al's Secretary (voice)
Angela Christine ...
Singing Voice (voice)
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After several years in an insane asylum, Evelyn, the keeper of the Mountaintop Motel, is released and resumes doing business. She kills her young charge out of anger, but convinces the police it was an accident - and pushed into insanity, she then proceeds to target her guests, first by releasing vermin into their rooms, but then by using her trusty sickle... Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Please do not disturb Evelyn. She already is.

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Trivia

Was originally simply titled "Mountaintop Motel" when the film was made in 1983. New World Pictures added the "Massacre" to the title when they picked the film up for distribution in 1986. See more »

Goofs

On all the artwork, Evelyn's daughter's name is spelled "Lorri" yet in the credits, the character is listed as "Lorie". See more »

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Al: I'll take care of you. You got to trust me.
Tanya: I do.
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Almost but not quite
4 June 2003 | by (the rock) – See all my reviews

MOUNTAINTOP MOTEL MASSACRE has everything going for it: good atmosphere, good setting, good lead actress, okay score. But the thing that almost kills MMM is the pacing. It's very slooooooooooow. Had the film's pacing been better I believe this would have been fun. But instead, everything happens at a snails pace. And the acting in some moments was really amateurish and watching boring scenes with amateurish actors don't make for compelling viewing. Also, the way Evelyn kills her victims is, for the most part, dull. She tries to kill with a snake, rats or cockroaches(?!?!). Yes, she does start killing people with a sickle after a while but the killings should have been more interesting. MOUNTAINTOP MOTEL MASSACRE had potential but it missed it with its super slow pacing.


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