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The Really Awful Movies Podcast features smart chat about genre film, predominantly horror movies. Really Awful Movies aren’t REALLY awful (though they can be). The title was inspired by the phrase “Why do you have to watch those awful movies?” This Podcast is a tribute to our favorite genre, horror, and also kung fu, exploitation, action, women-in-prison, musicals and others

Really Awful Movies: Ep 282 – Motel Hell

On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, the excellent Motel Hell!

This is a hicksploitation classic from the 80s, smack dab in the middle of the Golden Era of horror (at least in our estimation, and we hope yours too).

Rory Calhoun stars as Farmer Vincent, whose farm produces “Farmer Vincent Fritters,” which are sourced from mystery meat (you shouldn’t have to take too many guesses to find out what that means).

Often thought of as a satire of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Psycho, this leisurely charmer is a fun one.

Vincent, along with business partner and sibling Ida, lure unsuspecting folks to their motel, and subsequently murder them.

The plot isn’t overly detailed.

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Really Awful Movies: Ep 281 – Oldboy

What would you do if you were trapped in a hotel room for 15 years? Would you make sure you get room service comped? Would you be enthralled by Cinemax for about a month or two before losing it entirely?

Oldboy ((Korean올드보이RROldeuboiMROldŭboi) is a Korean action flick par excellence. It’s simply amazing, and even with a premise like the one described above, it’s can’t miss.

But it takes us places above and beyond that.

It’s the late 80s. A salary-man named Oh Dae-su is arrested for public intoxication, missing his daughter’s birthday and sitting in the drunk tank.

His friend picks him up from the cop shop, and they go to a phone booth so Oh Dae-Su can make amends with the missus. Suddenly, Oh Dae-su is kidnapped and wakes up in a sealed hotel room, where food is delivered through a trap-door and he’s periodiocally gassed by unknown captors. Watching the television news, Oh Dae-su learns that his wife has been murdered and he’s the prime suspect.

Of course, he’s gotta wrest himself from the predicament and go hog wild with revenge.

What a plot, folks. Oldboy (not the terrible remake) is a higher-order action film, smart and savvy as hell and with some showstopping fight scenes. Join us for this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast.