‘Motel Hell’ Gets a 4K Transfer from Scream Factory

by | Jul 15, 2020

In 1980, Kevin Connor brought us the cult classic slasher film Motel Hell, a low budget horror with a touch of satirical humor.  The low-brow horror was first dug up onto Blu-Ray by Scream Factory in 2012. Well, it looks like they are about to give it a another STAB as they update their catalogue with a 4K print restoration. 

Written by Robert Jaffe and Steven-Charles Jaffe, Motel Hell stars Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke and Nancy Parsons and tells the terrible tale of a Motel killing of their patrons. 

Vincent Smith (Rory Calhoun) and his sister Ida (Nancy Parsons) run a rural hotel, but they earn most of their cash operating a food stand that specializes in world-famous sausages. After years of success, however, the duo’s upstanding brother, Sheriff Bruce (Paul Linke), eventually discovers the grotesque details of his siblings’ booming business: Vincent and Ida are actually plumping up their hotel patrons, killing and dismembering them and then grinding them into frankfurters.

The new Limited Edition Steelbook has an October 13th release date in the US and Canada, but we are awaiting on news of a UK/EU release.

The release is a little light on NEW content as Scream Factory is just lifting it’s bonus material directly from it’s previous release. However, it does come with an Exclusive Lithograph. The Steelbook will include:

  • NEW 4K Transfer From The Original Camera Negative
  • Audio Commentary With Director Kevin Connor, Moderated By Dave Parker
  • “It Takes All Kinds: The Making Of Motel Hell” – Featuring Interviews With Kevin Connor, Producers/Writers Robert Jaffe And Steven-Charles Jaffe And Actor Marc Silver
  • “Shooting Old School” With Cinematographer Thomas Del Ruth
  • “Another Head On The Chopping Block” – Interview With Actor Paul Linke
  • “From Glamour To Gore” – Interview With Actress Rosanne Katon
  • “Ida, Be Thy Name” – A Look Back At Motel Hell’s Frightful Female Protagonist, Ida Smith
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery


If you have yet to see this weird and wonderfully horror, or if your just an avid fan, you can’t go wrong with picking up this limited edition print this October. The steelbook can be pre-ordered through the Scream Factory website

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