Category Archives: Comedy

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 277 – Barfly

Mickey Rourke. Faye Dunaway. Frank Stallone. Welcome to this week’s episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, a little impromptu discussion about the pisstank movie, Barfly.

This one is one of the more unlikely Cannon Films productions you’ll ever see, a distributor best known for cheesy action and kung fu flicks. Here, it’s a screenplay by the skid row hero and novelist, Charles Bukowski, fairly accurately depicting the author’s own life. Rourke plays Henry Chinaski, a lazy drunken layabout who stumbles between some of the meaner bars in Los Angeles.

In one of his inebriated nights on the town, he runs into love interest, Wanda (Dunaway). Along the way, he butts heads with a brutish bartender named Eddie (Frank Stallone) and gets himself in trouble with the law.

Dark, dreary, depressing, yet strangely empowering, Barfly is a dour little treat.