Motel Hell (1980)


This cover always intrigued me as a kid. Vincent and his sister Ida run a motel and are infamous for their smoked meats. We learn Vincent is setting traps on the road to kidnap travelers and bury them in the garden. As if that weren’t sinister enough, we soon learn his victims are kept alive for a most unsavory purpose. Really hammy and over the top, this has a lot of humor despite the grisly premise. I was stunned to learn Vincent (Rory Calhoun) was a heartthrob back in the day. Worth a watch but be advised this may ruin your appetite.