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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Vincent Smith
... Bruce Smith
... Ida Smith
... Terry
... Reverend Billy
Elaine Joyce ... Edith Olson
... Guy Robaire / 1st T.V. Preacher
... Debbie
... Suzi
E. Hampton Beagle ... Bob Anderson
Everett Creach ... Bo Tulinski
Michael Melvin ... Ivan
... Drummer
... Guitarist
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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Visit this tasty "meating" place if you dare... See more »


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Release Date:

24 October 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Granja macabra  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,342,668
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Everett Creach: The stuntman turned actor as Bo Tulinski. This picture was Creach's final film as an actor. 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 Smith: Meat's meat, and a man's gotta eat.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Sneak Previews: Women in Danger (1980) 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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I Wonder about the Karmic Implications of These Acts
28 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Motel Hell is a near perfect film. It is gross, funny, intelligent, and altogether VERY well done. There is so much great dialogue and excellent symbolism, and great acting. Rory Calhoun is the most likable evil human flesh farmer I've ever seen. There really isn't too much gore in this film, but it grosses you out on so many levels, especially if you eat meat, which I do. The ending, while being awesome in its own way, leaves a little something to be desired. All in all, if you love horror, and you have a sense of humor, check this one on out. I liked it more the second time I saw it, which is a sign of quality.


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