Motel Hell
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People come from far and wide to sample Farmer Vincent's distinctively flavored dried, smoked sausages, but one might well ask why there are so few people staying at his nearby motel. This horror comedy provides the graphic answer. It seems that the good farmer only uses the highest quality, specially processed human meat in his treats. To prepare the meat, he first harvests healthy tourists from his hotel. Next, he plants them into the ground up to their necks and with a sharp knife carefully slices their vocal chords. He and his portly sister then feed the victims until the meat is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie is slapsticky and obvious, but it includes one genuinely nightmarish concept: Vincent and Ida cultivate a secret garden of moaning and gurgling burlap sacks -- bags that cover the heads of the couple's buried-to-the-neck victims."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"...a low-budget shocker that's picked up a sizable cult following over the years, thanks in no small part to Calhoun, whose welcoming smile and aging matinee-idol looks made his turn as a villainous madman fond of human flesh all that more effective."
‑ Keith Phipps, The Dissolve
"People buried up to their necks and raised for food. Yum? A drive-in classic."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"An entire movie based on a verbal punchline"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"A perverse film, both in its humor and its horror."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"As always, Shout! Factory has done an admirable job restoring the film to optimal quality and providing a ton of fascinating in-depth extras, but it's not nearly enough to cover up the fact that the film simply wasn't worth the trouble of digging up."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Campy fun that's worth checking in for a visit."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (
"Never really scary, but gross & funny will have to do."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"[Blu-ray Review] For genre fans of the offbeat, horrific and tongue-in-cheek, Scream Factory's impressively packed Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of "Motel Hell" is worth seeking out."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"It's meant to be weird, campy and funny but settles for being tasteless, gruesomely awkward and moronic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Though there's certainly some fun to be had with a gruesome horror/comedy that doesn't pull punches in either genre, it delivers the goods only sporadically."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"For an insanely silly drive-in horror-comedy with its tongue planted firmly in cheek, Motel Hell has it all."
‑ Collin Souter,
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