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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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Vincent Smith
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Bruce Smith
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Ida Smith
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Terry
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Reverend Billy
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Edith Olson
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Guy Robaire / 1st T.V. Preacher
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Debbie
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Suzi
E. Hampton Beagle ...
Bob Anderson
Everett Creach ...
Bo Tulinski
Michael Melvin ...
Ivan
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Drummer
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Guitarist
Victoria Hartman ...
Female Terrible
Gwil Richards ...
Mr. Owens
Toni Gilman ...
Mrs. Owens (as Toni Gillman)
Shaylin Hendrixson ...
Twin #1
Heather Hendrixson ...
Twin #2
Margot Hope ...
Dixie
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Voice #1 (voice)
Kim Fowler ...
Voice #2 (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max D. Adams ...
Big Gyna (uncredited)
Tony Agee ...
Blue Cochster (uncredited)
Rob Farrier ...
Norm Wester (uncredited)
Kerith Ann Hersey ...
Penelope (uncredited)
Donna Lee Miller ...
Barbara (uncredited)

Directed by

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Kevin Connor

Written by

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Robert Jaffe ... (written by) and
Steven-Charles Jaffe ... (written by)
 
Tim Tuchrello ... () (uncredited)
 
Frank Cotolo ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Herb Jaffe ... executive producer
Robert Jaffe ... producer
Steven-Charles Jaffe ... producer
Austen Jewell ... associate producer

Music by

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Lance Rubin

Cinematography by

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Thomas Del Ruth ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Bernard Gribble

Editorial Department

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Cheryl Ross ... apprentice editor
Julian Semilian ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Stanzi Stokes

Art Direction by

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Joseph M. Altadonna

Set Decoration by

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W. Joe Kroesser ... (as Joe Kroesser)

Makeup Department

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Patricia Burck ... hair stylist
Marie Carter ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Phillip B. Horlings ... production assistant
Austen Jewell ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Richard Allen ... second assistant director
Jack Barry ... first assistant director

Art Department

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John Alvin ... poster artist
Art Dudley ... construction coordinator
George Hamilton ... assistant property master
Bill Hudson ... property master
Mel Johnson ... leadman
Carl Ramsey ... poster artist
Bob Skemp ... greensman
William James Teegarden ... set designer (as Jim Teegarden)
Steven Curtis Husch ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Don J. Bassman ... re-recording mixer (as Don Bassman)
Chris Carpenter ... re-recording mixer
Pat Egan ... re-recording mixer
Joseph Holsen ... dialogue editor
Craig Huxley ... special sound effects (as Craig Hundley)
Jerry Jost ... production sound mixer
William Manooch ... cable person (as Bill Manooch)
Joe Melody ... sound effects editor (as Joseph Melody)
Malcolm Rennings ... boom operator (as Mel Rennings)
Eric Scott ... sound effects editor
Jay Wertz ... supervising sound editor
Martha Burns Holsen ... sound editor (uncredited)
Duncan McEwan ... sound loader (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Adams Calvert ... special effects (as Adams R. Calvert)
Ted Koerner ... special effects technician / special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Richard E. Butler ... stuntman (as Richard Butler)
Bill Catching ... stuntman
Laurie Creach ... stuntwoman
Vicki Creach ... stuntwoman
Gene Hartline ... stunt coordinator / stuntman
Leslie Hoffman ... stuntwoman
Larry Holt ... stunts
Chris Howell ... stuntman
Gary Jensen ... stuntman (as Gary Jenson)
John Moio ... stuntman
Sharon Schaffer ... stuntwoman
John Sistrunk ... stuntman

Camera and Electrical Department

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Danny Buck ... gaffer
Bob Coburn ... still photographer
Buzz Feitshans IV ... second assistant camera (as Fred Feitshans IV)
Cary Griffith ... key grip
Henry M. Lebo ... first assistant camera (as Henry Lebo)
Bradford May ... camera operator (as Brad May)
Greg Guillo ... best boy grip (uncredited)
Stephen V. Isbell ... grip (uncredited)
Kyle T. MacDowell ... electrician (uncredited)
Don Nesmith ... best boy (uncredited)
Ronald Vidor ... b camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Victor J. Kubitschek ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Karen Hudson ... costumer: women
Bernie Pollack ... costumer: men (as Bernard A. Pollack)

Music Department

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Jerry MacDonald ... music editor
Lance Rubin ... conductor
Dan Wallin ... music recording mixer
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent ... music contractor (uncredited)
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Mark Graham ... music copyist (uncredited)
Steve Schaeffer ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Lina Shanklin ... script supervisor (as Linda Shanklin)

Transportation Department

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Jay Coffman ... transportation co-captain
Jack Lloyd ... transportation captain

Additional Crew

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Benita Allen ... production assistant
Oga Danylo ... secretary to executive producer
Jan Dennehy ... production auditor (as Janice Elan)
Debra Leventhal ... assistant to producers
John Moy ... craft service
Lillian Neidenberg ... paymaster
Bonne Radford ... post-production auditor
Cassandra Wilson ... production coordinator
Earl Wingard ... unit publicist

Thanks

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Richard Berres ... special thanks
Nate C. Murray ... special thanks
Christopher Outwater ... special thanks (as Chris Outwater)
Colorado Pridham ... special thanks
Frank Vacek ... special thanks
Vera Vacek ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines You might just die...laughing! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Nuits de cauchemar (France)
  • El motel del infierno (Spain)
  • Hotel zur Hölle (Austria)
  • Motel Diabólico (Brazil)
  • Motel 'I Kolasi' (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 The events in the film take place in the summertime according to Boris' makeshift headstone ( Boris Tulinsky, 3-5-1923 to 6-7-1980 ), but later 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Hopscotch/It's My Turn/Loving Couples/The Elephant Man/Motel Hell (1980). See more »
Soundtracks Up to Here with You See more »
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 »
Quotes Vincent Smith: Meat's meat, and a man's gotta eat.
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