Roy’s, the venerable old motel and cafe in the middle of the Mojave Desert in Amboy, Calif., has been used as a setting for many horror and thriller movies.
The latest is “Beneath the Dark,” directed by Chad Freehan and starring Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Josh Stewart. The film is receiving limited release this weekend.
Here’s the trailer; you’ll see Roy’s featured quite prominently:
Here’s the plot summary:
Paul and Adrienne, a young couple burning up the desolate miles on the road between Texas and LA, check into the equally desolate but eternally stylish Roy’s Motel and Cafe. As if preserved in time, the motel proves to be a strange and surreal place where the guests are forced to confront the secrets that they keep – from the world and from each other.
Here’s an interview with Sigler about the making of the film.