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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.

Director:

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 people 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Riffed by the guys from MST3K under the Rifftrax name; Michael J Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy. See more »

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The amount of plaster on Tina's face. See more »

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Davey: [deep, raspy voice] We're going to have a party!
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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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The Blu-Ray releases from Full Moon Features in the United States and 88 Films in the United Kingdom are missing 5 minutes of footage. See more »

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Very creepy horror film.
16 August 2004 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Tourist Trap" is a genuinely spooky low-budget horror film that will surely satisfy horror fans.It contains extremely strange atmosphere and there are some quite unnerving moments of total dread and fear.Some scenes are downright bizarre for example there is one scene when Chuck Connors sits down to have dinner with a mannequin that comes to life and starts conversing with him before its head falls off.There is very little gore,but the violence is quite strong for PG-rated horror film.The mannequins look very sinister and the climax is horrifying.David Schmoeller returned to make several other genre films including "Crawlspace","Puppet Master" and "Netherworld".Still "Tourist Trap" is definitely his best horror film,so if you want to be scared give this little gem a look.9 out of 10.


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