The movie has a nice, creepy atmosphere with the motel and farm surrounding it making for a great horror location. Performances are quite good with Calhoun putting in a great job as the charming, though rather deranged Farmer Vincent and Nancy Parsons doing good work as Vincent's sister/accomplice. They make a nicely creepy, oddly charming duo. Everyone else does good work too as the humor comes from the utter seriousness with which the performers take the material.
If the film has a flaw, it might be that it's a little too pacy for its own good. The film runs just over 100 minutes and to be honest, a few minutes here and there could have been trimmed. Still, it's a ghoulishly amusing dark horror comedy with a great ending (not to mention a funny joke from Vincent as he dies) and is well worth seeing at least once.
Before we go, here's one of the best Fangoria covers, the very rare issue #9 which features Motel Hell on the cover. Until next time!