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Tourist Trap (1979)

A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by a masked assailant who uses his telekenetic powers to control the attraction's mannequins.

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David Schmoeller
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chuck Connors ... Mr. Slausen
Jocelyn Jones ... Molly
Jon Van Ness ... Jerry
Robin Sherwood ... Eileen
Tanya Roberts ... Becky
Dawn Jeffory ... Tina
Keith McDermott ... Woody
Shailar Coby Shailar Coby ... Davey
Arlecchino Arlecchino ... Mannequin
Victoria Richart Victoria Richart ... Mannequin
Millie Dill Millie Dill ... Mannequin
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Storyline

Teenagers come across a shut-in psychopath with telekinetic powers. He proceeds to use these powers to slay them one by one as well as animate the various mannequins he uses to keep himself company. Written by Dan Coker <pammyk@primenet.com>

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Every Year Young Girls Disappear See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ratoeira See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Charles Band Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Irwin Yablans reportedly hated Pino Donaggio's score for the film, as Yablans wanted another synthesized score in the same tradition as John Carpenter's Halloween. See more »

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In the opening scene, a knife sticks in the wall by the victim's head. In most subsequent close-ups, the knife is not there. See more »

Quotes

Eileen: Mr. Slausen, can I use your phone?
Mr. Slausen: Oh sure, help yourself... but it doesn't work. I got nobody to call.
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In the credits, Mr. Slausen is spelled differently than on all of the signs in the movie with his name. See more »

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A weird and wonderful thriller
22 September 2005 | by Nightman85See all my reviews

1979's Tourist Trap is a clever, unique B thriller that stands out as one of the best of it's kind.

Travellers stop at a lonely wax museum where the owner's mannequins are a little too life-like for comfort.

While the film has hints of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tourist Trap is mainly a creepy psychological thriller worthy of The Twilight Zone. Director David Schmoeller gives this movie an atmosphere of darkness and mystery, that reaches nightmarish proportions. Also, Schmoelloer adds the occasional touch of comic relief to the bizarre happenings.

Venteran actor Chuck Connors is the best of the film's decent cast. Pino Donaggio's music score is excellent, having both lyrical and solemn themes that are perfect to the movie. A number of the film's sequences are quite memorable.

For horror and thriller fans alike, Tourist Trap is an unforgettable must-see film.

*** 1/2 out of ****


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