Motel Hell (1980)

Motel Hell (1980, USA) C-101m. *** D: Kevin Connor. Starring Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons, Nina Axelrod, Wolfman Jack, John Ratzenberger. Bizarre, disquieting horror thriller about farmer Calhoun and his fat sister Parsons, whose meats are famous in the whole county. The reason for this - a very special one - is about to be discovered by na´ve maid Axelrod, who is taken in by the two weirdos, after her partner died in a motorcycle crash (or did he?). Unpredictable (if occasionally implausible) horror with comic touches maintains interest until showstopping chainsaw finale. Recommended to cult movie buffs. Surprisingly elaborate orchestral score (by Lance Rubin) is first-rate. From the director of FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE (1973).


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