A family's driving across the country where they stumble across a mysterious house, inhabited by the satyr-man Torgo. When the family decide to stay over at the house, the family's mother is now the object of desire for Torgo and the owner of the house, The Master: a mysterious figure whom dresses in a black robe, decorated with red hands.
No one seated the last 10 minutes! We defy you to guess the ending... and ask you not to divulge it!
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Did You Know?
Post-production efforts were minimal, despite promises made to Harold P. Warren
by crew members that any problems in the film would be fixed in later editing. One of the more visible examples of this is a brief moment at the beginning of the film in which the clapperboard is visible after a cut to the "make-out couple." In the new documentary included with the recent print restoration release, Tom Neyman
claims that the entire movie was edited in 3 to 4 hours. See more
When the cop pulls over the family for the busted tail light, he begins writing the ticket without asking to see a license. See more
We're almost there, honey. Just a little while longer and your vacation starts.
I'm getting cold, mother, and hungry!
Among the scenes edited from the film for its appearance on Mystery Science Theater 3000 in 1993 were a short scene of the family taking a wrong turn en route to valley lodge, more scenes of the family fleeing the cult, and a scene of the Master repeatedly smacking his defiant wife. See more