farmer named Vincent Smith (Rory Calhoun)
who owns a motel named Motel Hello as
well as selling terrific meat that people
come by for more seems to go on a hunting
trip while he announces that his motel
has no vacancy at the moment and spots a
couple named Bo (Everett Creach) and
Terry (Nina Axelrod) that wipes out on
their motorbike and knocked unconcious as
Vincent takes them back to his motel and
when Terry wakes up Vincent tells her
that Bo is dead from the accident and
stays at the resort along with Vincent's
sister Ida (Nancy Parsons) as well as
encountering their third sibling Bruce
(Paul Linke) who is the local town
sheriff and seems to have eyes for Terry.
At night they send Terry to bed and
Vincent goes hunting but it isn't animals
he's hunting for food which is why his
meat tastes so original in which both him
and Ida have been kidnapping unsuspecting
travellers and burying them in their
garden patch as well as feeding them till
they're just right to kill for being used
for their meats to sell to their
customers as Vincent's motto is "It
takes all kinds of critters...to make
Farmer Vincents fritters"
beginning with Vincent Smith sitting on a chair in the front deck with
the lights saying Motel Hello with the O
flickering as well as him bringing his
shotgun down near a road watching a
motorbike wiping out that was driven by a couple which involves the main character Terry with shots on him dragging one of them in the back trunk of his truck.
There's a good take on little two twins dressed
alike walking into a slaughterhouse
looking around whick looked creepy with
what was there along with a shot on some
pigs on some hooks sliding by and someone
rising up wearing a pig's head and then
them screaming and running back to their
There's a good shot on Ida Smith hiding
in a dark room holding up a meat cleaver
with Sheriff Bruce Smith entering her
house and trying to find his siblings and
then Parsons wrestling him down
which looked nicely done.
There's a good discussion with Vincent telling Terry about her
Good shot on supporting character Bob Anderson snooping around by
jumping over a fence leading to a garden
patch with a shot on a sack moving in a
garden patch and then a shot on his hand
slowly trying to touch it making it look
scary along with him removing it and
showing the head of the male biker moving around trying to speak as well as
a shot on a shovel whacking Bob in the head.
There's a good dark shot on some wild teen rockers driving speeding along in a van listening
to some heavy rock music with a good shot
on their van wiping out and then Vincent coming down and spraying sleeping gas.
We have a good shot on Vincent and Ida looking at these
teens sleeping in the back of
their trunk along with Vincent driving a tractor and plowing holes in
the ground as well as burying them up to
their head in the dirt. There's a good
camera shot looking up on both Vincent and Ida along with Vincent himself putting needles into their necks with them yelling in pain
which looked believeably painful as well
as a good close up shot ona certain one's neck with a small dissecting knife about
to cut him which really makes you cringe.
We spot a nice camera shot on all Terry, Vincent, Ida and Bruce by having a picnic which looked peaceful and
then Ida laughing out loud
and about to tell them why their meat
tastes so good with Vincent slugging her.
There's a good moment with Bruce in a car with Terry watching a
nearby drive in movie with their
binoculors and this officer trying to
jump her bones as it looked goofily done
but in good style for a film of this
We also have a good moment with
supporting character Debbie trying to speed away crying on a walkie
talkie that someone is out to kill her
along with a good shot on her car being
pushed near a lake.
We spot many good takes on Edith Olsen by using a
whip in a hotel room knocking stuff off
with a shot on the TV screen of Reverend Billy preaching and then having Edith using her whip to grab her lover and then getting kinky with
one another along with a good shot on Vincent and Ida holding some rope in
the room not looking pleased. There's a
good shot on Edith screaming and
freaking out tied up with Vincent about to put a gas mask on her and then a
good comedic discussion between him and Ida afterwards which
offers some chuckles.
There's a good moment with Terry walking into the slaughterhouse and then Ida grabbing her by the neck asking her why
she's snooping around.
We spot a good shot on the two of them
splashing around on a tube in their lake
and later on a good shot with Ida trying to drown her.
We spot a good moment with Terry trying to make a move on Vincent while she's in bed.
There's a good cheesy discussion between Billy catching Bruce with a Hustler
magazine and him saying he caught a
delinquent reading it which offered some
There's a good goofy moment with Bruce by telling Terry not to marry his
brother saying he's crazy etc showing
great comedic energy on the two of them
and it looked well done.
There's a good shot on the teens in the
ground with Vincent telling them
what's in front of them which was a
coloured light which looked neat on
camera and them looking hypnotised by it
while some ropes are tied to their necks.
All of this had some neat effects. Then
we have a good shot on him driving his tractor and breaking their
necks as well as dragging their corpses
There's some good gross out shots on Ida humming away and putting the corpses in
large boiling pots.
We have a good shot on one of the victims digging out of the garden patch and
helping the others too as well as good
shots on him and the others walking around
like zombies and then attacking Ida.
We have a good discussion between Terry and Vincent about what he's
There's a good struggling moment between one of the victims and Vincent battling one another
in the slaughterhouse.
A great shot on Vincent wearing a pig's head and approaching with
a chainsaw and some terrific choeography
with him and Bruce fighting with
chainsaw and swinging at one another as
well as a good shot on Terry unconcious
on a table moving towards a meatcutter.
Bottom line is that the film is sick
and twisted but yet well done and
entertained if you're in the mood for it.
The black comedy shows a fair sense of
humor but after you watch it you'd
probably wish you were a vegetarian.
There's nice dark creepy shots with the
bodies in the garden patch which psychs
you out a bit as well as making the movie
mysterious on what's going to happen
This film is definetely one of those
early 80's cheesy horror cult favourites
for those of you who likes slapstick with
it and a nice summertype feeling to it
too with the area around the lake and
To top it off the film almost looks like
a parody to those other flicks like Texas
Chainsaw Massacre but a
different storyline as well as those Herscell
Gordon Lewis cannibal flicks too.
It's a party flick for sure and can be
enjoyed with a group of friends to watch
late at night with the lights off and a
drive-in type of classic too.
The slasher boom was really big when this
one came out with others that would
appeal to the same viewers like Mother's
Day, Friday the 13th and Prom Night.
The acting is not
too bad as Rory Calhoun (Vincent Smith) shows
alot of great characteristics to his part
showing great timing with his dark
comedic moments while using the victims
for his garden as well as showing a warm
and caring side to the people who don't
know what he's doing too. He showed alot
of good energy to his part along with
great facial expressions too. The performence with
him towards his fellow actress in a scene by
telling her she's lucky to be alive and
in a safe place looking really
heartwarming. It's sad he
passed away since he was famous for being
a character actor.
Paul Linke (Sheriff Bruce Smith) was another good one in
the film as a dimwitted sheriff but he
shows a great charming personality to his
role and perfect timing with his
slapstick humor too. He was the most
energetic one in the film and knew how to
act really goofy. He had the perfect guy
next door looks too.
Nancy Parsons (Ida Smith) brought her comedic
lines nicely as well as showing her tough
attitude and at the same time, her caring
moments to protect anyone knowing their
deadly deeds. She had a nice freaky look
to playing a demnted one in the film. I
loved her role as an obnoxious gym
teacher in the Porkys flicks.
Nina Axelrod (Terry) however was awful and
only had her beautiful looks. She really
lacked when she got emotional or whenever
she had to pick up her energy for the
suspenseful scene's she just didn't. Nope
she wasn't convincing to say the least. Her sobbing looked
fake after she hears something tragic.
Wolfman Jack (Reverend Billy) seemed to bring his
timing not too bad as a preacher in the
film but I didn't find him funny. Again,
that's just me.
Elaine Joyce (Edith Olsen) seems to really get
down acting like a wild and horny type of
prostitute showing terrific
characteristics and energetic all the way
through. It was a shame that her role
wasn't too big in it.
There's two naked man and a
woman outside running to their car.
Nina Axelrod exposes her breasts in
bed as well as in a bathtub too during
different scene's. Beforehand her shirt
is wet in a lake and is almost see
We have body
pieces of pigs head in a slaughterhouse
We have a throat sewed up in a garden
There's a bloodied bucket of feet and
A leg is sawed off
A chainsaw is sawed halfway through a man
looking very bloody
Not overly gory but the graphic moments
make you gringe and gross out nonetheless
but hey this is a black comedy-horror
We have alot of good strong
classical music composed by Lance
Rubin along with some terrifying
violin sounds for the certain suspenseful
moments. There's good piano pounding with
the people who crawled out of the ground
planning to attack the ones that tried to