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1.0 out of 5 stars Motel Inexplicable, 10 April 2010
This review is from: Motel Hell [DVD] (DVD)
Bought this about a year ago and only just got round to putting it on late last night. Sat back, not quite knowing what to expect and when all was over, I was slightly disappointed. Firstly, I watched it thinking it was a straight horror, but after reading the Wikipedia article on it this morning, turns out it was a 'Comedy Horror' which baffled me slightly as there was no obvious comedy. No real scares either and no noteworthy gore. Plots below average but could of been much better if a darker approach was taken. Get rid of some characters, like the dumb sheriff and that stupid girl Terry. Why is farmer Smith burying people up to their necks in soil? Why hypnotise them before killing them?? Lots unexplained. It was a real effort to watch this and I had to stop myself twice from turning it off. Please, save your money. Oh yeah, and definitely NOT a slasher!
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Initial post: 25 Jun 2013 13:26:27 BDT
A. Moncrieff says:
" but after reading the Wikipedia article on it this morning, turns out it was a 'Comedy Horror' which baffled me slightly as there was no obvious comedy"

Yeah, the key words there are "obvious comedy". It's deadpan - a parody of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, with a chainsaw duel and the added kink of a slaughterhouse man falling in love with his cattle. Tobe Hooper contributed some of these ideas and reused them in his own Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2.

Posted on 6 Aug 2013 00:59:51 BDT
PeKa says:
I never know whether to laugh or cry when people have one single and FIXED idea of what a movie is supposed to be like.
Especially the younger generation who has grown up on a diet of SyFy- and Blockbuster-Junk seems to actually think that anything that works different than that boring recipe is in any way a BAD film.

"Why is farmer Smith burying people up to their necks in soil?"

Because it's an awesomely creeeeepy image that stays in your mind long after SAW has faded into oblivion!
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