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Night Trap (1993)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  7 July 1993 (USA)
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A New Orleans cop tries to track down and stop a vicious and demonic killer whom has sold his soul to the devil for invulnerability and immortality.

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Det. Williams
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Miss Sadie
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Capt. Hodges
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Jack Forcinito ...
Stevens (as Jack Verell)
David Dahlgren ...
Johnson
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Keri-Anne Bilotta ...
Michelle
Roger Engstrom ...
Anderson
John Graham Sr. ...
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Thomas Fenton ...
Sam
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A man sells his soul to the devil and shows up on a killing spree at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Leaving a trail of bodies, the apparently indestructible demon challenges the detective to stop him by the end of Mardis Gras or lose his soul. With help from a voodoo lady and his police captain, who remembers the demon from a past Mardis Gras, he gets closer, but risks the destruction of his ex-wife and newly found girlfriend. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Mike Turner: Burn in hell, you son of a bitch!
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Slow, lifeless
18 February 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

When running Action International Pictures, filmmaker David A. Prior made a bunch of ultra cheap and tacky B movies. When A.I.P. transformed into West Side Pictures, things improved - but not by much. For this West Side production, Prior was able to afford a decent cast with talented actors Michael Ironside and Robert Davi. And the movie looks somewhat slicker than Prior's past productions. But apart from those things, not much else in this movie succeeds. Ironside and Davi give decent performances, but you don't see them acting to their full potential. Maybe it was because of the low budget, which constantly films in run-down and anonymous locations. It might also be because of the script, which is sorely lacking a decent explanation for Ironside's villain character. But the biggest problem is that the movie unfolds very slowly and with little excitement. Oh, there are a few unintentional laughs along the way (a car manages to overturn and explode while going five miles an hour, and Davi keeps on all his clothes during a sex scene), but there are not enough to even recommend this movie as camp. One final word of warning: the DVD release just copied an ex-rental VHS tape, which makes the movie look even more tacky.


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