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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 woman is impaled with all of the spikes, in the chair, it is obvious that she is keeping one tucked under her arm, in order to keep it up. See more »

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References Suspiria (1977) See more »

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POWERFUL AND MEMORABLY INTENSE TALE OF TERROR.
21 November 2000 | by (CARDIFF,WALES) – See all my reviews

This is the best Japanese movie I have ever seen;it is a powerful and intense tale made in a style very reminiscent of Dario Argento,especially in its use of music.Whilst one might doubt the mentality of the characters in putting themselves in a position of such potentially great danger as they do here,I guess you have to accept it as there would be no movie.The killings are graphically and imaginatively portrayed and streets ahead of what you might see in a US movie of this type. The denouement is perhaps somewhat unoriginal but you can't have everything and as the events leading up to it are so well realised this is hardly a criticism.The leading actress is very good and this being a Japanese movie is not averse to supplying a few gratuitous pantyhose shots.Ah,those Japanese!All in all this is a superb introduction for anyone wishing to dip their toes into a particularly gory sub-genre of the exploitation field.8 out of 10.


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