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Witchtrap (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Thriller  |  7 September 1989 (USA)
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Parapsychologists try to make an inn haunted by an evil witch's ghost safe for guests.

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Complete credited cast:
James W. Quinn ...
Tony Vincente
Kathleen Bailey ...
Whitney O'Shea
Judy Tatum ...
Agnes Goldberg
Rob Zapple ...
Felix Goldberg
Jack W. Thompson ...
Murphy
Clyde Talley II ...
Levi Jackson
Hal Havins ...
Elwin
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Ginger Kowolski
Kevin Tenney ...
Devon Lauder (as Kevin S. Tenney)
J.P. Luebsen ...
Avery Lauder
Richard Fraga ...
Amazing Azimov
Lynn McRee ...
Q.T. Secretary
Greg Lewolt ...
Bartender
Virginia Miller ...
Q.T. Employee
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Parapsychologists try to make an inn haunted by an evil witch's ghost safe for guests.

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This Time, It's Not a Game.


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On the back of the VHS box there is a warning notice that states: "This Motion Picture is not a sequel to Witchboard." See more »

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In the opening scene, when the guy falls over the balcony, in the first shot, he is holding onto the railing when he flips over, but in all subsequent shots he is sailing over a good five or six inches from the railing. See more »

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Tony Vincenti: Who the hell are you kidding? You're going up there to take on Casper the fucking ghost. You don't need a detective... you need Bill Murray for Christ's sake.
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Opening credits say "This is not a sequel to "Witchboard." See more »

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References Bambi (1942) See more »

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Hide in the Shadows
Composed and Performed by Dennis Michael Tenney
Sung by Rod Ellis
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I disagree, this is bad in ALL the right ways!
4 March 2003 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Lauterhouse, affectionately referred to as "slaughterhouse" by its owner Devin Lauter (played by the director, who should have stayed hidden behind the camera!), is a big SoCal mansion on a secluded plot of prime real estate. Devin wants it converted over to a bed and breakfast, but the sadistic ghost of his late uncle, a former stage magician, keeps killing off whoever enters.

Paranormal researcher Agnes Goldberg (Judy Tatum) is hired to photograph and exorcise the ghost and organizes a team of paranormal experts that include her "mental medium" husband Felix (Rob Zapple), "psychic medium" Whitney O'Shay (Kathleen Bailey) and sexy video-tech Ginger Kowowski (Linnea Quigley), plus three low-grade rent-a-cops for protection. Naturally, things don't go as planned when Uncle Avery (J.P. Leubsen, the creepy guy from WITCHBOARD) starts to use his powers to kill everyone off.

Looking for some of the worst amateur acting and dialogue ever to hit the small screen? Then look no further! Tatum and Bailey are so monotone they make Ben Stein look like Laurence Olivier! Other highlights include a showerhead impaling a neck, a black character who threatens, "I'll tapdance on your face like Bojangles Robinson!," a pudgy voyeur groundskeeper, an exploding head, blood that looks suspiciously like Cherry Kool-Aid, Tenney's trademark AWFUL wisecracks, Linnea in the shower, a possession, a human meltdown and much, much more. It's all delirious fun. I laughed a lot while watching it. In fact, every time I see this for sale, I pick up a copy to give to one of my friends as a gag gift.

I would rate this a 9 for laughs and entertainment value and I give it some credit because the plot is actually competent even if much of the dialogue is not, but going by craftsmanship, it's a generous 3 out 10.


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