Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Motel Hell (1980)

Directed by Kevin Connor

Starring Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons, Nina Axelrod


It’s a little cheesy and goofy, but as far as horror films of the 80’s go, it’s gruesome and creepy and surprisingly good. Sticks with the horror movie traditions of gore, camp, black comedy, hot women, sex, deviancy, and of course, chainsaws. The formula works. And it actually has a great score.

Calhoun wasn’t bad. How cool would it have been to have an older Jimmy Stewart in the role? Nancy Parsons was wonderful, wasn’t she? She looks like a female Sam Kinison. Twins in horror movies are always creepy. Can we thank The Shining for that?

I remember watching this with my sister on videotape in the mid-80’s.

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