Tuesday, August 19, 2008

COMING ATTRACTIONS: MOTEL HELL

Nick Alexander stopped by to recommend we visit a little out of the way spot he discovered while cruising late night television. Heck, he even went and recorded his fourth album so we’d have something to listen to on the way there. So without further ado, let’s pack our bags and take a trip to check out this little gem from the same director who gave us 1997’s Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor and 1999’s Mary, Mother of God. (You can’t make this stuff up, folks.) That’s right, it’s the 1980 cult classic, Motel Hell.

A quick warning on the trailer, there’s a heavy dose of implied violence, so the squeamish may want to give it a pass. And if you have swinophobia, for Heaven’s sake, go back before it’s too late!

2 comments:

Nick Alexander said...

Having only catching the second half of the TV-friendly version, I must say that I'm impressed how this preview alludes to everything you need to know, without really explaining it at all (whereas the ad campaign/video-box cover goes into greater detail).

I will also say there's a little bit of truth in advertising. "You will never forget..." and indeed, I've asked around, and to those who knew the film, remembered it vividly. Not a bad achievement, in my book.

Thanks for the referrals, btw.

EegahInc said...

My pleasure.

And thanks for reminding me of Motel Hell. I enjoyed it too and think it gets overlooked because it mistakenly gets lumped in with 80s slasher movies.