Review: Motel Hell (1980)


Motel Hell

Release Date: October 24, 1980

Run Time: 1 hour 41 minutes

Reviewed by: Scott

Farmer Vincent’s Smoked Meats is the best “meat” in all the land. Vincent and his sister, Ida, own a motel in “Country Fuck.” Their guests are in for a treat, rather, they become a treat. After a couple, Boris and Terry, get into a terrible accident, Farmer Vincent takes them in, when he discovers them during his hunting trip. While nursing Terry back to health, Farmer Vincent discovers feelings towards her and decides to keep her around. Terry soon uncovers the secret ingredient in Farmer Vincent’s smoked meats is human flesh. Will Farmer Vincent let her leave?


If you are looking for an award winning movie plot with incredible acting, this is not it. If you are looking for some entertainment and mindless fun, you have found it. The acting is not bad, the plot is a little corny and unbelievable, but Motel Hell is entertaining nonetheless. The movie mixes a unique horror plot with some black humor (Kevin Connor throws in a lot of comedic elements that will go unnoticed if you don’t pay attention). If you are like me, who can watch any horror movie rated 1-13 with a pure smile on my face; this one is actually worth the watch.


I will rate my movies on two scales… one on the movie scale and the other on the horror scale. The movie scale is how I rate the movie by entertainment, acting, and plot. 1, being least entertaining to 10, being one of the greatest movies of all time. The horror scale is my scale on rating how scary the movie is, 1 being least scary (if it gets a one, it should not be in the genre of horror) and 13, being the horror of all horrors (if it gets a 13, wear some pampers before you watch it). Motel Hell gets a 5.5 on the movie scale and a 3 on the horror scale. The mix of black humor and unique plot gave this movie an extra couple points. While the plot holes are there, it is still entertaining as “hell.” If you are looking for a horror that is filled with scares, this is not the one. While it has the plot of a horror movie, and certainly the violence and gore, it does not deliver on the horror scale.


Reel ROB Rating: 5.5 out of 10 stars

Post Credits Scene: No

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