Motel Hell (1980)


The movie Motel Hell (1980) is a horror-comedy film directed by Kevin Connor. The story revolves around Farmer Vincent Smith and his sister Ida, who run a motel and smokehouse in a rural area. However, their secret ingredient for their famous smoked meats is revealed to be human flesh. They capture unsuspecting travelers and bury them up to their necks in the garden, fattening them up before harvesting their meat.

The movie Motel Hell (1980) follows the twisted activities of Farmer Vincent and Ida as they continue their macabre business. Their operation is threatened when a young woman named Terry, a former victim who escaped, becomes suspicious of the motel’s activities. With the help of a local sheriff, Terry attempts to expose the horrifying truth behind the motel and bring the Smiths to justice.

The movie Motel Hell (1980) combines elements of horror, dark comedy, and satire.


  • Rory Calhoun as Farmer Vincent Smith
  • Paul Linke as Sheriff Bruce Smith
  • Nancy Parsons as Ida Smith
  • Nina Axelrod as Terry


  • Motel Hell (1980) is often considered a dark and twisted satire on American rural life and the food industry.
  • The film’s tagline, “It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent’s fritters,” has become a memorable and often quoted line.
  • Motel Hell (1980) was released during the slasher film boom of the 1980s but stood out for its unique blend of horror and comedy.



Last updated byAnonymous on November 1, 2023