Jake Pruitt (Danny Nelson, known in the Atlanta area for ‘Cates Pickles’ TV ads) is a Bible-quoting maniac surgeon in dirty overalls with a big smile and a great Ben Johnson-type voice.
His sons, the dumb and mean Hiram (Christian Hesler) and the simple-minded but friendly Roy (Ralph Pruitt Vaughn), cause car accidents, tow the victims, then keep them artificially alive.
Their ridiculous barn cum laboratory is filled with dead or alive mutilated and drugged bodies (including Elvis) hanging from the ceiling with life-support tubes sticking out.
Jake sells body parts to Mr Stone (My Favorite Martian star Ray Walston). He also keeps a pretty wheelchair-bound beauty-contest winner named April (Lori Birdsong) locked up as a replacement for his dead daughter.
John Saxon is her father, Clifford.
World heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield appears as a boxer (natch). He was also an executive producer.
It’s a funny and gruesome tongue-in-cheek Southern-fried horror B-movie which is comparable in some ways to Motel Hell (1980) and well worth a watch.
Ralph Pruitt Vaughn
Lonnie R. Smith Jr.
Mike ‘Almost Elvis’ Witfield