Told in reverse chronological order, an aspiring drag queen creates a world out of desolated motel rooms with the guy he met online.
After three British women went missing from a motel in California, detectives are on the hunt for the cryptic killer but will they find him in time before he strikes again.
After finding a mysterious VHS tape depicting the murders of countless people in his room, a motel guest is haunted by angry spirits from the past.
Following the death of a guest at a rural hotel, an immigrant employee struggles to navigate his way through a world where indifference is abundant and human connection is scarce.
An unexpected discovery forces an undocumented motel employee to make a life changing decision.
Two broken people - a Lao-Australian woman and a teenage hitchhiker - must navigate grief, isolation and an unlikely connection forged over one night in a roadside motel.
Luis, a motel roomboy, finds out the place where he is renting a room is about to be demolished. This sends him hunting for a new place to live with the help of Melba, a prostitute who is a regular client at the motel. Lonely and vulnerable, Luis starts falling for Melba. But giving into his emotions means abandoning his wife, Mercy, who is recuperating from a mental relapse in a mental institution. Torn between his new found love and marital vows, Luis turns his room hunting into an emotional journey that leads to his ultimate dwelling place.
The story of two women, Glenda and Maita, both breadwinners and both work in a motel. One works as a receptionist for it, the other uses it for her profession.
Fresh out of reform school, a bunch of delinquent girls fall in with a gang of crooks and are put to work as "hostesses" in a number of mob-controlled bars and cafes. The girls are expected to string along male customers so that the latter will squander their money on watered-down drinks and fixed poker games. When one gullible New Yorker is clipped to the tune of $18,000 worth of diamonds, the Law closes in.
Tomás is a young teenager who fights for the leadership of a small marginal group. One night, in the world that he cannot control, his fallout leads to the death of one of the group's members. Laura, the possible witness to the crime, becomes a threat.
Christian Blackwood's fascination with the open road has led him to visit some interesting places and even more interesting people, several of whom are the subjects of this unique documentary. It's a road movie set just off the road, at the type of unassuming overnight lodging most travelers take for granted. The director's natural curiosity enables him to separate uncommon individuals (mostly women) from their otherwise common surroundings: a trio of owner/managers in Santa Fe; the wives and girlfriends of men behind bars in Florence, Arizona (including one touching May/December romance); and (best of all) the eccentric dancer who, single-handedly, revived the old Amargosa Opera House in the semi-ghost town of Death Valley Junction, California. The film is a reminder that everyone has a story to tell, and those related here are too unusual to be anything but the truth.
A couple who own and run a cheap motel have to put up with an assortment of weirdos and perverts who rent rooms there on a Friday night.
Escaped Nazi POWs hold the denizens of a California resort hostage.
Paul Keller is a minister who has found himself heavily involved in an illicit affair with his son's teacher. Unable to see an end to his deceptive and sinful path, he concocts a scheme to fake his own death. However, his cunning plan goes awry and he is left with no recollection of himself or his former life.
An elderly wanderer, a sexy young girl running away from home and a folk singer looking for stardom hitch-hike their way cross-country, trying to get to California.
Hoping to convince his wife that a promotion across the country could change their lives, Brian takes her on a trip to a faded resort town where they once honeymooned. Here, Brian is forced to examine his own marriage, fears, and integrity.
An unemployed Cowboy who can't find love vows to stay on a barstool for three months. Shortly thereafter, he meets a young female art student and quickly forgets his misery. The pair begin to transform each other's worlds while spending time drinking, dancing and examining the mysteries of life. Will the Cowboy finally find love or should he have just stayed on his barstool?
Bizarre and horrific events take place in the course of one night in an average motel.