The Lunar Motel was once a quaint place to settle down for a night. But times have changed. A new highway built in the early 1960’s now bypasses the motel and the Town of Crow Hollow. Business dropped dramatically. The motel was put up for sale. The new owner, Frank Gurdy, didn’t seem to mind the lack of temporary guests and instead rented a few of the rooms out on a monthly basis. He knew there was a smaller possibility of someone discovering his secret obsession...
Michael Mayhue and Darlene Faron.
Crowned King and Queen at the high school Homecoming dance earlier in the night, Darlene and Michael come back to a reserved room in the Lunar Motel. The night quickly turns frightening. As they turn on the television, news reports of a slaying after the dance flood the airwaves. Darlene finds out her ex-boyfriend and his date were just mutilated. There is a murderer on the loose, who according to recent reports "was last seen on a motorcycle heading down Rte. 9W".
On vacation from California, and a recent visit to Astroland in Brooklyn, New York, the Keltons, a family of four, need a room for the night. The fatigued father see’s the dimly lit sign of the Lunar Motel off in the distance. They decide to get a room. With the family a asleep, a loud smashing sound pierces the silence awakening everyone. The father bangs on the wall and screams at the neighbor. The noise from the adjoining room continues...
Every channel on the TV is broadcasting the news bulletin about the killings and the “CO-ED killer.” He was last spotted near Highway 9W where the bodies of two teenagers were found. Looking for a place to hide out, he comes upon the old motel. The door is open in cabin 3 and whoever is in the room has made a fatal mistake. Glenn barges in to find the unsuspecting maid cleaning the bathroom. He mutilates her body. Seeing a shovel in the bed of the truck parked out front he decides to bury the body under the floor. He becomes more and more deranged as he frantically digs.
Ingrid and Dana Anzalone.
Young and beautiful, Dana Anzalone loved cooking almost as much as she loved her husband Roger. Starting a food truck and bakery business was a healthy income for them, and it fulfilled her love for culinary art. The only thing missing was a child. Once Dana gave birth to Ingrid, they had everything they ever wanted. Their happiness came to an end. During the Second World War, Roger was killed in action. Their house was in foreclosure. Their business failed. Dana found comfort in the small motel on the outskirts of town, away from public ridicule. She kept eating to hide her pain. Weighing over 500 pounds, she needs nothing more than the comfort of her daughter Ingrid. Dana is turning 46 tonight at the Lunar Motel and Ingrid has a few birthday surprises planned to make the night special.
Nathanial Goldman has always been a dreamer He never believed that the sky was the limit. Drawing inspiration from birds, flying insects and man’s own advances in aviation, he has always been obsessed to reach the top. After being dishonorably discharged from the air force, he felt resentment and hatred towards others. Nothing would stop him from creating a way to escape his surroundings. However, his surrounding began to conquer him. Piles of objects and schematics began trapping him in his own filth. Failure after failure he kept trying to communicate with other planets through radio waves in search of his escape. Then the space race to put the first man on the moon became a reality. He watched as the country he had failed in his military service build the perfect machine to reach the moon, Apollo 11. Schizophrenia set in, and the lifelong collection of object in his room began crumbling all around him. Constantly reminded of his failures, Nathanial does not like any contact with other human beings.
Hal Cagner and Marco “the ape” O’toole.
After a long career together as a crowd pleasing act in the Black Spider Side Show, Hal and his “furry” friend Maras ran out of luck. The world they knew was changing. The traveling sideshow they had been a part of had turned ominous and dark. Taking their VW, they began doing small birthday parties and events. The children loved the marionettes as much as Hal liked making them. But that passion died out quickly. His attitude toward the laughter of children quickly changed as he struggled meal to meal. The two of them relished each gig they got. Hal got a phone call from a young girl begging him to head to the Lunar Motel for a last minute gig. With each job assuring food on his plate he took it in an instant. He decided to book a room for himself and Marco, hoping they could have some fun with their sick sense of humor...