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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 meat" they are famous for.

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Kevin Connor

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Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by Forest Ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the area.... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rory Calhoun ... Vincent Smith
Paul Linke ... Bruce Smith
Nancy Parsons ... Ida Smith
Nina Axelrod ... Terry
Wolfman Jack ... Reverend Billy
Elaine Joyce ... Edith Olson
Dick Curtis ... Guy Robaire / 1st T.V. Preacher
Monique St. Pierre ... Debbie
Rosanne Katon ... Suzi
E. Hampton Beagle E. Hampton Beagle ... Bob Anderson
Everett Creach Everett Creach ... Bo Tulinski
Michael Melvin Michael Melvin ... Ivan
John Ratzenberger ... Drummer
Marc Silver ... Guitarist
Victoria Hartman Victoria Hartman ... Female Terrible
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Storyline

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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It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent fritters. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Granja macabra See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,342,668
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Camp Hill See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie's original screenplay was originally a darker more disturbing piece with bestiality, a lot more violence and was not a black comedy. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end, when the saw is turned on during the fight, the object on the "conveyor" would not index toward the saw. That is a "skatewheel" conveyor, it just has a series of rollers that only allow a person to easily push something down the line. There are no motors, belts, etc. to automatically drive or feed anything down the line to the saw. See more »

Quotes

Ida Smith: Hey Vincent. I think this one is just about ready.
Vincent Smith: Almost, but not quite. Tomorrow he'll be ready to become famous.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Although the cinema version was intact the 1986 UK Warner video suffered a brief 2 sec cut to remove a closeup shot of a chainsaw wound during the climax. The 2002 ILC DVD was fully uncut. See more »


Soundtracks

Up to Here with You
Sung by Don Nowak
Written by Don Nowak (uncredited) and Lance Rubin (uncredited)
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets The Beverly Hillbillies.
25 July 2001 | by wbhickokSee all my reviews

How can anybody not love the campy awfulness of this movie. It's fantastic! I remember seeing this when I was roughly eleven or so and being freaked out by the guy wearing the pigface brandishing a chainsaw, now I just laugh as I realize how funny it all was supposed to be. A camp classic all the way!


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