Motel Hell

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  • R
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 6.0  (13,479)
  • 64

The 1980 horror-comedy film, Motel Hell, is a production with a twisted take on the classic slasher genre. The film opens with a brother and sister duo, Vincent (played by Rory Calhoun) and Ida (played by Nancy Parsons), who run a seemingly normal motel in a rural area. As the plot unfolds, the audience discovers that Vincent and Ida are not what they appear to be.

The siblings are a pair of deranged meat farmers who specialize in harvesting and preparing human flesh. They kidnap unsuspecting guests at their motel and then plant them in their secret garden, which they cleverly call "the garden of flesh." Once the guests are sufficiently ripe, it's time for Vincent and Ida to bury them alive before their final "harvest." The siblings then process the meat and sell it to customers as quality smoked meats from their store, Motel Hello.

The plot thickens when Vincent and Ida capture a beautiful young woman named Terry (played by Nina Axelrod) and her boyfriend, who they have frightened into submission by sabotaging their motorcycle. Vincent takes a liking to Terry and decides that he doesn't want her to become one of his "pigs." He convinces his sister to spare her, but Ida is not entirely convinced that Terry won't escape, so they hold her captive in their farm.

In a twist, Terry learns about the true source of the meat in the smoked meats from their store, and she's horrified. She teams up with another victim named Bruce (played by Paul Linke), and the two of them hatch a plan to escape from the evil siblings.

The audience is treated to dark humor and comedic elements, but it's definitely not for the faint of heart. Motel Hell is a story of psychopathy, cannibalism, and murder that's guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

The film has been praised for its creativity and originality, which is something that's often hard to find in a horror film these days. It's a film that's dark, twisted, and at times, uncomfortably comedic. The standout performances from the cast, especially Rory Calhoun, make this a must-see for fans of the genre.

In addition to the standout performances, the production design and special effects are impressive, especially given the time period. The motel and farm are designed to give off an unsettling vibe, and the practical effects used to depict the harvesting scene are disturbingly realistic.

Overall, Motel Hell is a classic horror-comedy that's definitely not for everyone. But, for those who appreciate creative and original work within the horror genre, Motel Hell is an unexpected and entertaining film that shouldn't be missed.

Motel Hell is a 2009 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 64.

Motel Hell
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    1 hr 42 min
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    6.0  (13,479)
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