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Year
1980
Runtime
101 min.
Director
Kevin Connor
Genres
Comedy, Thriller, Horror
Rating *
6.1
Votes *
7,806
Checks
733
Favs
38
Dislikes
20
Favs/checks
5.2% (1:19)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    While I think Motel Hell loses steam in the second act where it gets a little repetitious (the different set pieces on how to get livestock are varied, but there's too much farming), I'd rather this exist than not. Because when it comes to genre movie-making (action, sf, and horror in particular), you want them to show you something you've never seen before. I think Motel Hell (a good title that's only barely justified since this is about cannibal farmers, really) fits that bill. I don't know that it's a comedy necessarily, but it's quirky and absurd enough that it definitely tips into that territory. The beginning has a nice air of mystery before you find out what's really happening, and the climax is properly demented. It's just the middle that needs tightening up (and yet there's lots of recommend there too). The whole thing probably wouldn't work without the eminently likable performance of Rory Calhoun as Farmer Vincent. There lie the film's most interesting contrasts. 1 year 3 months ago
  2. MrE2Me's avatar

    MrE2Me

    Features one of the best duelling-chainsaws-with-a-man-wearing-a-pig's-head scenes ever filmed. 3 years 1 month ago
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  1. This movie ranks #174 in Badmovies.org Best B-Movies
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