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Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1983)

R | | Horror | 14 March 1986 (USA)
After several years in an insane asylum, Evelyn, the keeper of the Mountaintop Motel, is released and resumes doing business. She kills her young charge out of anger, but convinces the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Reverend Bill McWilley
Anna Chappell ...
Evelyn
Will Mitchell ...
Al (as Will Mitchel)
Virginia Loridans ...
Tanya
Major Brock ...
Crewshaw
James Bradford ...
Sheriff
Amy Hill ...
Prissy
Marian Jones ...
Mary
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Vernon
Jill King ...
Lorie
Rhonda Atwood ...
Bar owner
Foster Litton ...
Sheriff Dispatcher (voice)
Linda Blankenship ...
Al's Secretary (voice)
Angela Christine ...
Singing Voice (voice)
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After several years in an insane asylum, Evelyn, the keeper of the Mountaintop Motel, is released and resumes doing business. She kills her young charge out of anger, but convinces the police it was an accident - and pushed into insanity, she then proceeds to target her guests, first by releasing vermin into their rooms, but then by using her trusty sickle... Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Please do not disturb Evelyn. She already is.

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Release Date:

14 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Horrors at Mountaintop Motel  »

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(Eastman Color)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally simply titled "Mountaintop Motel" when the film was made in 1983. New World Pictures added the "Massacre" to the title when they picked the film up for distribution in 1986. See more »

Goofs

On all the artwork, Evelyn's daughter's name is spelled "Lorri" yet in the credits, the character is listed as "Lorie". See more »

Quotes

Crenshaw: I'm tired of this bullshit. People running around here with snakes, roaches, rats. Killing of one another.
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Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

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Awful!

For starters, how are we expected to be even slightly frightened for various redneck characters of this film, when the killer is an odd little hag who tries to kill them by dumping roaches and other little critters inside their bedrooms? If this sounds like "Abominable Dr Phibes" don't be fooled. This movie has none of the tongue-in-cheek wit of old Vincent Price flicks and none of the kinky sex appeal of most 80's b-horror flicks. Unlike with most movies of this type, Motel Massacre's pitfalls don't add up to campy popcorn treat. It is rare for a genre movie this bad to be soooo boring and dull. Even if you're a hardcore b-movie fan like myself, you will feel embarrassed just for watching it.


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