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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:
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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You might just die...laughing! 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

Curtis Harrington turned down an opportunity to direct this film. See more »

Goofs

In the picnic in the graveyard scene, Vincent punches Ida on her side under her right breast but she immediately bends over and grabs the center of her stomach. See more »

Quotes

Ida Smith: And you wonder how I keep my shape, huh? Ha, ha, ha! Let's see what we got here. Funny lookin' critters, aren't they, Vincent?
Vincent Smith: Yeah maybe so. But you know as well as I do. It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent's fritters!
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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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
(uncredited)
Composed by Franz Liszt
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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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