When I was a kid there was nothing better thans sitting down with Motel Hell. Sure I was watching a rather censored version recorded off of TV with all the naughty bits and most of the gruesome stuff removed, but what stuck with me was the camp comedy combined with witty one liners and perfect, horrific images of normal people making food out of people. The sick part? I always wanted to try a Farmer Vincent Fritter. I used to go to the 7-11 by my house after long walks in the local park with my dad. We'd buy a giant, three foot long piece of jerky and a Slurpee. Secret time: I used to imagine they were Farmer Vincent's Fritters!
This past year has been a great year for Motel Hell seeing an action figure released in limited edition of the iconic leading man with chainsaw and pig mask in tow. Also an Arrow release (region locked mind you) came out this past year. On a personal note I now own issue #9 of Fangoria featuring the infamous pig masked Farmer Vincent in beautiful color.
I love this damn movie. You will two. Give it a chance to let you laugh and make you hungry. Watch with plenty of beef jerky. Try to find some without preservatives (or at least keep telling yourself it doesn't have any preservatives in it). Go Tubin'! Marry a women who is much younger than you and claim its true love and God's sacred message to you, and make sure to listen to plenty of Wolfman Jack!
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SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS
A Twisted Horror Comedy from Celebrated British Filmmaker Kevin Connor
Finally Arrives on Blu-ray™!
Starring Rory Calhoun, Nancy Parsons, Nina Axelrod, Paul Linke and Wolfman Jack
COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY+DVD COMBO PACK
HITS HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES ON AUGUST 12, 2014
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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 the nearby kitschy Motel Hello. Also, have you ever wondered about the secret ingredients that make his meats taste so darn good? The ‘80s cult classic horror-comedy film MOTEL HELL, directed by Kevin Connor (At The Earth's Core,The House Where Evil Dwells) takes on a frighteningly funny look into the different kinds of critters that make up Farmer Vincent's fritters with plenty of surprises. On August 12, 2014, Shout! Factory is bringing MOTEL HELL Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+ DVD combo pack to home entertainment shelves in the U.S and Canada. Packed withinsightful bonus content and all-new interviews, this definitive collector’s edition also contains a collectible cover, featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art. A must-have for collectors and horror enthusiasts, MOTEL HELL Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD combo packed is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.
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A film by Kevin Connor, this crazy chiller stars Rory Calhoun (Angel), Paul Linke (CHiPS), Nancy Parsons (Porky's), Nina Axelrod (Cobra), and legendary DJ Wolfman Jack. While many of its contemporaries were literally trying to scare the wits out of people,MOTEL HELL balanced horror with humor, making audiences cringe and laugh at its lurid tale. A modest success upon its theatrical release, video rentals and cable showings have kept it alive and solidified its slasher status. Its creepy chainsaw battle still excites today.
Farmer Vincent Smith (Rory Calhoun) and his sister Ida (Nancy Parsons) run the respectable Motel Hello where they also produce and sell popular meat products. But the wonderful flavor that makes up Vincent's locally legendary smoked meats has a special ingredient. Their secret garden is filled with "animals" that they ambush, capture, and raise buried in the earth. But when the seemingly kindly couple, who gleefully dispatch their victims with aplomb, take in and care for a young woman (Nina Axelrod) who survived a motorcycle accident, she creates a rivalry between Vincent and his unsuspecting, slow-witted sheriff brother (Paul Linke) for her affection. Will the sibling squabble unravel Vincent and Ida's undercover enterprise?
Starring RORY CALHOUN, PAUL LINKE , NANCY PARSONS, NINA AXELROD and WOLFMAN JACK
Produced by STEVEN-CHARLES JAFFE and ROBERT JAFFE
Executive Producer HERB JAFFE
Written by ROBERT JAFFE and STEVEN-CHARLES JAFFE
Directed by KEVIN CONNOR
Music by LANCE RUBIN
MOTEL HELL Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+ DVD combo pack
- NEW Audio Commentary with director Kevin Connor, moderated by filmmaker Dave Parker
- NEWIt Takes All Kinds: The Making of MOTEL HELL featuring interviews with director Kevin Connor, producers/writers Robert Jaffe and Steven Charles Jaffe and actor Marc Silver
- NEWShooting Old School with cinematographer Thomas Del Ruth
- Another Head on the Chopping Block: an interview with actor Paul Linke
- From Glamour to Gore: An interview with actress Rosanne Katon
- Ida, Be Thy Name: A look back at MOTEL HELL’s frightful female protagonist Ida Smith
- Theatrical Trailer
- Photo Galleries
BLU-RAYtm: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/ DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo
DVD: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)/ /Dolby Digital Stereo