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Trhauma (1980)

| Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of people spend a weekend at a remote villa. Soon, one by one, they are picked off by a homicidal maniac.


Gianni Martucci (as John Martucc)


Alessandro Capone (screenplay), Gianni Martucci (story) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Gaetano Russo Gaetano Russo ... Andrea (as Ronald Russo)
Domitilla Cavazza Domitilla Cavazza ... Lilly (as Dafne Price)
Roberto Posse Roberto Posse ... Carlo
Timothy Wood Timothy Wood ... Paul
Franco Diogene ... Bitto
Per Holgher Per Holgher ... The Being
Silvia Mauri Silvia Mauri ... Silvia
Anna Maria Chiatante Anna Maria Chiatante ... Olga
Gina Mancinelli Gina Mancinelli ... Helen


A group of people spend a weekend at a remote villa. Soon, one by one, they are picked off by a homicidal maniac.

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His "Trhauma" is that he fehell out of a Trhee!
1 April 2019 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Like all my fellow reviewers, I clearly also couldn't resist making a remark about the spelling error in the title. It's just so unfathomable! It's a one-word title and making a film is supposedly a full-time occupation; how is it humanly possible to mess this up? Excellent job done by everyone even remotely involved in this production! In the other user-comments, I read that "Trhauma" is a belated giallo, because it's Italian, and a slasher inspired by Carpenter's "Halloween" because it got released shortly after. This is, however, merely just wishful thinking. In the end, it's nothing but a very lousy and zero-budgeted amateur horror film, made by and starring a bunch of nobodies.

The prologue introduces two 9-ish year old boys playing around in a forestry region. The smallest one is an irritating brat who commands the taller (and mentally underdeveloped) one to climb into a tree. He falls. After the opening credits, we are in the middle of a friends' weekend taking place in the country mansion of a continuously bickering couple. There aren't any proper character introductions or explanation on who these people are, though. In the film's absolute funniest scene, a really fat bloke just steps out of his car, throws off his clothes whilst crossing the garden and jumps into the pool. After that, everyone simply gets butchered by a savage maniac who turns out to be the dim-witted kid from the prologue (you can recognize him by his one missing eye).

Simply put, "Trhauma" is unimaginably bad! There isn't the slightly sign of tension-building, character development or coherence in the script. Due to the nonexistent budget, the murder sequences either occur off-screen or look very pitiable. If I would have to give an explanation on why this movie is still somewhat seen as a cult gem, it's probably because of two minor aspects: 1) there's a repulsive and 100% gratuitous necrophilia sequence and (2) the maniac killer still is the marionette of the same bully kid who rewards the murders with Lego boxes! The acting, directing, editing and cinematography are horrendous, but do stick around just in case in you are interested in witnessing the most moronic ending in horror history.

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