Jerry, Bill, Mary, and Denise are two couples out on the road in hopes of writing a book on offbeat attractions.
When the four meet Captain Spaulding, they learn of the legend of Dr. Satan. When they take off in search of finding the tree that Dr. Satan was hung from, they pick up hitchhiker Baby.
When their car breaks down, Baby invites them into her house. This is where they meet the Firefly family, a murderous clan of bizarre people.
As the family attacks the unsuspecting couples, Jerry and his friends try to survive the titular place and it's secrets....
This film has got tot be the prime example of a love it or hate it movie. I can truly understand why so many people dislike this film, it is all over the place, and it's very nasty too.
Lucky for me, i'm in the other camp, and i found this movie to be a wonderful homage to splatter exploitation movies of the late seventies and early eighties.
It's as if Zombie has taken the list of the video nasties that were banned ere in the UK, and melded them together to make some vicious love-child of the slasher genre.
It's gruesome for sure, and if your not sold within the first ten minutes, you'll stay that way.
The performances are maniacally over the top, but work for this, and Zombies grimy style of filming really makes a difference to the overall effect.
If you like exploitation splatter movies, this is for you...