Heartbreak Hotel: Heartbreak Hotel

PRIVATE PARTS

Directed by PAUL BARTEL

Screenplay by PHILIP KEARNEY and LESRENDELSTEIN

The dark doings dealt with here all center on a rundown hotel right across from MacArthur Park in downtown Los Angeles. The place is a shabby paradise for dazed runaways, phony clergymen, transvestites, voyeurs and ugly old ladies. There is even a fiend loose in the musty corridors. He keeps committing ghastly crimes, mostly murder by dismemberment, and he is sloppy about disposing of the bodies. Limbs are littered all over. All in all, it is just about the most treacherous place for a night's lodging since the Bates Motel...