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Evil Dead Trap (1988)

Shiryô no wana (original title)
A TV station employee takes a camera crew out to an abandoned factory to investigate a purported snuff film that was made there, only to end up running for her life when a small, fetus-like creature murders her crew.

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Cast overview:
Miyuki Ono ...
Nami Tsuchiya
Aya Katsuragi ...
Masako Abe
Hitomi Kobayashi ...
Rei Sugiura
Eriko Nakagawa ...
Rie Kawamura
Masahiko Abe ...
Akio Kondô
Hiroshi Shimizu
Kyôko Hashimoto
Yûko Maehara
Yûko Suwano
Mari Shimizu ...
Hideki (voice)
Noboru Mitani ...
Detective
Terumi Niki ...
Haha no Koe (voice)
Shinsuke Shimada ...
TV Producer
Yûji Honma ...
Daisuke Muraki
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Nami hosts a late night home video program. She receives a tape which appears to be a real snuff film. She and her crew investigate the location where she meets a man looking for his brother who warns her to stay away. As she gets closer to the truth, she and her friends are subjected to a brutal nightmare. Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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Japanese Porn Stars were used in the filming of this movie See more »

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When the second spike impales the lady in the chair, the sheets of paper on the floor move further away from the spike between shots. See more »

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References The Evil Dead (1981) See more »

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Wonderful Japanese horror film.
5 June 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Toshiharu Ikeda's "Evil Dead Trap" was really popular in Japan,spawning at least two sequels.Nami(Miyuki Ono),a late night TV show host,receives a strange tape.It shows the brutal murder of a young Japanese woman.Nami launches her own investigation,taking four of her crew to an abandoned Army base.However somebody,or possibly something is waiting for them..."Evil Dead Trap" is obviously influenced by the works of Dario Argento,Lucio Fulci,Sam Raimi and David Cronenberg.It has even Goblinesque soundtrack which reminds me Argento's "Suspiria".Still the film has some wonderful surprises-it's atmospheric and very gory.The death scenes are pretty graphic and gruesome,so gorehounds won't be disappointed.I really liked the use of booby traps to kill some of the victims.The ending is also very surprising.All in all I enjoyed this film and you should too,if you're a fan of Japanese extreme horror!


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