Murder Motel (1975)

TV Episode of British TV series “Thriller”
Article 3817 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 1-16-2012
Posting Date: 1-26-2012
Directed by Robyn Millan, Ralph Bates, Edward Judd
Country: UK
What it is: Suspense thriller

When her boyfriend mysteriously disappears after being suspected of embezzling, a woman traces him to a hotel, where she attempts to discover his fate. What she doesn’t know is that the boyfriend has been killed by the hotel staff, who are part of a ring of assassins for hire.

Though it is possible to argue that paid assassins could be lumped in with serial killers, that’s a pretty big stretch for me in terms of horror content, and, truth be told, I don’t think this one qualifies as horror. It’s also not one of the better episodes of the TV series in question; it starts out all right, but it gets a little repetitive once you’ve established the premise, and I didn’t care for the nervous, fidgety performance of Robyn Millan as the heroine of the piece. There’s a few good moments here and there, but that’s not enough to really redeem this one.

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