MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 76,938 this week

House of Traps (1982)
"Chong xiao lou" (original title)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 146 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 30 Oct 2011
 
a list of 346 titles
created 15 Mar 2012
 
list image
a list of 35 titles
created 18 May 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "House of Traps" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: House of Traps (1982)

House of Traps (1982) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of House of Traps.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A dying teacher instructs his final student to check on the activities of five former pupils, each of whom he taught a unique and special style of kung-fu to: The Centipede, Snake, Scorpion... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Sheng Chiang, Philip Kwok, Feng Lu
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Vincent Price, Essy Persson, Hilary Heath
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Wei Lo
Stars: Pei-pei Cheng, Hua Yueh, Li Jen Ho
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Sheng Fu, Niu Tien, Danny Lee
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Three men, crippled by an evil warlord, become friends and learn kung fu with the help of an old teacher and his idiot pupil.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Feng Lu, Philip Kwok
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Philip Kwok (Lizard venom) plays a repentant killer who vows to destroy the masked gang of which he was a member. A young fighter and his martial arts brothers (incl Chiang Sheng, venom ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Philip Kwok, Siu-Ho Chin, Sheng Chiang
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Leody M. Diaz
Stars: Tony Ferrer, Lotis Key, Romy Diaz
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Jin bei tong opens with a group of escort/guards preparing to move a shipment of gold from the local government to an area stricken by famine... See full synopsis »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Chien Sun, Meng Lo, Feng Lu
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A tale of deadly deception and betrayal unfolds when the leader of the respectable Iron Flag clan is assassinated by The Spearman while the clan fights the villainous Eagle clan... See full synopsis »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Philip Kwok, Tien Hsiang Lung, Feng Lu
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Mu Chuan Chen
Stars: Fei Meng, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Jun-jun Yang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Feng Yueh
Stars: Yi Chang, Ping Chin, Hsin Yen Chao
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Yuan Ying Fei is the descendant of the one known as Golden Sword and himself is a master of the technique as well as being boss of the town. He is so a cruel man and has killed his sparring... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Hui Chi Chen, Sheng Chiang, Yu-lun Huang
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Feng Lu ...
Hua Chong - the Butterfly
Li Wang ...
Deng Che
Tien Hsiang Lung ...
Shen Zhong Yuan
Chien Sun ...
Yan Chun Min
...
Bai Yu Tang - the Rat
Philip Kwok ...
Zhi Hua - the Black Fox (as Kuo Chui)
Ke Chu ...
Lu Fang - the Sky Rat
Sheng Chiang ...
Jiang Ping - the River Rat
Tien-chi Cheng ...
Xu Qing - the Mountain Rat
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fei Ai ...
Prince of Xiang Yang
Te-kai Chen
Bing-Chuen Cheung
Chau Tsai Chung
Yu Lung Hsiao
You-hsing Lai
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 January 1982 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

House of Traps  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Outlandish mix of intrigue and action provides modest fun
12 September 2007 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

One of the last of Chang Cheh's long line of films for the Shaw studios. This is one of his all- male cast films, no women ever show up! It's also considered the last of the "Venom" films despite the absence of Lo Meng and the fact that the later "Ode to Gallantry" has three Venoms in it.

The plot is convoluted and requires a narrator to set up the film but the parade of characters makes it hard to keep up with. If there is a central character it could be the assistant judge played by Sun Chien who is investigating the rebellious plans of a prince out for revenge over his father's death. Along the way numerous "heros" show up and align themselves with the prince or the judge. Kuo Choi shows up halfway thru the film and steals the film with his comic acting and remarkable acrobatic skills. Chiang Sheng appears even later as a hero posing as an acrobat to infiltrate the prince's palace.

Without the story clarity of classic Venom films, like "5 Deadly Venoms" or "Crippled Avengers" this film is hard to enjoy as much. The promised House of Traps is fun but the final break in to the house is a let down. The final fight is a different story with good 10 minutes of excellent Shaw style action. THe costumes are very odd and seem to have sprung from director Cheh's mind instead of history. One character wears a Scottish style hat and Kuo Choi never takes off a strange fur hat that make it look like he has a toothache. Sun Chien never enters the action.

All in all, a comic book style film. If you know the Venoms already, you'll probably like this.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss House of Traps (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?