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Tourist Trap (1979)

PG | | Horror | 16 March 1979 (USA)
A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by a masked assailant who uses his telekenetic powers to control the attraction's mannequins.

Director:

David Schmoeller
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chuck Connors ... Mr. Slausen
Jocelyn Jones ... Molly
Jon Van Ness ... Jerry
Robin Sherwood ... Eileen
Tanya Roberts ... Becky
Dawn Jeffory ... Tina
Keith McDermott ... Woody
Shailar Coby Shailar Coby ... Davey
Arlecchino Arlecchino ... Mannequin
Victoria Richart Victoria Richart ... Mannequin
Millie Dill Millie Dill ... Mannequin
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Storyline

Teenagers come across a shut-in psychopath with telekinetic powers. He proceeds to use these powers to slay them one by one as well as animate the various mannequins he uses to keep himself company. Written by Dan Coker <pammyk@primenet.com>

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Every Year Young Girls Disappear See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ratoeira See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the director commentary in the 20th anniversary edition, director David Schmoeller said Chuck Connors had hoped to use his role to reinvent himself in the 80s as a Boris Karloff style horror film villain. See more »

Goofs

When the girl throws a snake in the stream, she throws it close to the little wooden bridge, but in the next shot snake is shown swimming to the said bridge from a position farther from where she was thrown at. See more »

Quotes

Davey: See my *friend*!
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Crazy Credits

In the credits, Mr. Slausen is spelled differently than on all of the signs in the movie with his name. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-Ray releases from Full Moon Features in the United States and 88 Films in the United Kingdom are missing 5 minutes of footage. See more »

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User Reviews

 
Watch it with the lights out if you dare!
9 November 2004 | by Vancity_Film_FanaticSee all my reviews

Although widely under appreciated, "Tourist Trap" is still a notable and worthwhile entry into the horror genre. The first film directed by David Schmoeller (of Puppet Master fame). Pino Donaggio's score is nothing short of amazing; elevating the film to a whole other level in terms of both tension and atmosphere. Connors delivers a deliciously over the top performance as Mr. Slausen; the other actors are all competent considering that this is a low budget flick. For being close to 26 years old, the film has stood up extremely well - a creepy back woods setting, decent effects, and few hidden surprises in the script; it's worthwhile viewing for any horror enthusiast. A definite cult classic! My grade 8/10.


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