'The Lodgepole Pine Motel is the setting for nerve-wracking terror when a group of unsuspecting travellers find themselves trapped in a nightmare of violence and mayhem. Madge Fraiser is the kindly old owner of the rustic mountain hideaway, which, during one long night, will become awash with blood, as the guests are stalked one by one by a sadistic killer. Who will live to see the dawn, and who will learn that this is one motel where checking in can be murder? They only wanted to stay one night. But one night can last a lifetime at...The Last Motel.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
Author's note on 2011 edition:
When the rights reverted back to me in 2009 I approached the good people at LegumeMan Books about publishing a new edition. We thought that we should have fun with it. We decided to create the new edition as if it was a movie tie-in to some old – and largely forgotten – Ozploitation flick from the early ’80s. So, we created a cool-looking cover, reminiscent of the classic low-budget posters from the b-grade horror movies of the ’80s. We created a back-story for the ‘production’ and an IMDB entry. Matthew Revert and I wrote and recorded a soundtrack. We even filmed a mock trailer and shot some photos to create lobby cards and a behind-the-scenes stills gallery. All in the hope of fooling people into thinking there really was a movie released in 1981 called ‘The Last Motel’. Did it work? Probably not as much as I had hoped, but some people were convinced the trailer and production stills were real and searched in vain for a copy of the long-lost ‘movie’.
Author's website (http://brettmcbean.com/novels/the-last-motel/). (Sighted: 11/05/2015)