Originally announced on Dread Central Live, we now have the official details and more for The Scream Factory’s upcoming Blu-ray release of the Eighties classic, Motel Hell. Read on for details.
From the Press Release
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 with insightful 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.
Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order MOTEL HELL Collector’s Edition from ScreamfactoryDVD.com will receive the exclusive 18”x24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork! These are only available while supplies last.
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?
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