Motel Hell


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Motel Hell
Starring- Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons, Nina Axelrod,
Director- Kevin Connor
Made- 1980
Tagline- You might just die….laughing
Fave quotes- “Meats meat and a man’s gotta eat.”
“There are too many people in the world and not enough food. Now this takes care of both problems at the same time.”

Who doesn’t love the 80s? Whether its horror movies, fashion or music, it just seems like the most fun (cheesy?) decade. I sometimes think I was born too late in the 80’s and would have preferred to live out this decade in its entirety. Alas, I have to make do with constantly visiting this time period and enjoying the shit out of it.

This brings us to the latest review, Motel Hell. This little gem found its way to my hands a few years ago when I picked up a 80s horror box set. This included Killer Klowns from outer space, Crawl space, Monkey Shines, Brain Damage, Full Moon High and more. Ten bucks? BARGAIN!
I just want to get this out of the way first. I love this movie! On average, this gets put on probably every 2 months. To me, this just encapsulates everything a 80s horror movie should be, funny, violent, twisted, corny and weird.

Motel Hell tells the story of farmer Vincent, a kindly old gentleman who runs an old motel and makes some of the best road side food around. What makes farmer Vincent’s meats so delicious? Well a nice old mix of sauces, spices, gravy and human. Whaa?

Farmer Vincent and his sister, Ida, kidnap unsuspecting guests and smoke em, grind em, mince em and eat em. After all, “it takes all kinds of critters to make farmer Vincent’s fritters.” That’s pretty much all you need to know going into Motel Hell. The rest is just a delightfully funny movie that will keep you watching until the end.

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