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Spirit Trap (2005)

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In London, four students have a call from the student accommodation office of the local university offering lodging in an old house. The psychic Jenny, the graphic design student Nick, and ... See full summary »

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David Smith

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Rohan Candappa (additional material), Paul Finch (additional material) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billie Piper ... Jenny
Luke Mably ... Tom
Sam Troughton ... Nick
Emma Catherwood Emma Catherwood ... Adele
Alsou Alsou ... Tina
Chiké Okonkwo ... Edmund Joseph
Ovidiu Matesan ... Zack
Kitt Smith Kitt Smith ... Sam
Miruna Biranu Chetu Miruna Biranu Chetu ... Jenny's Mother
Oxana Moravec Oxana Moravec ... College Secretary
Gillian Scotney Gillian Scotney ... College Student
Robert Goodman ... Tramp
Colin Dent Colin Dent ... Cabbie
Ion Stroe Ion Stroe ... Victorian Gang Member
Ciucarel Marinel Ciucarel Marinel ... Victorian Gang Member
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In London, four students have a call from the student accommodation office of the local university offering lodging in an old house. The psychic Jenny, the graphic design student Nick, and the couple of lovers/drug dealers Tom and Adele are welcomed by the weird Tina. Nick fixes a spirit clock, and soon Jenny sees the crimes that happened in the house in the past, when two lovers died. Along the two next days, Jenny, Nick, Tom and Adele disclose that each one of them have killed a person in the past and also that they are trapped in the house, since a ghost is claiming a killer for a killer to release the soul of Edmund Joseph. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There is a thin line between life and death. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, drug use and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Armadilha dos Espíritos See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Budget:

£3,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Billie Piper's first lead movie role. See more »

Goofs

The nails under the rug are too new and would not hold anything down to the floor as it should have been flat headed nails. See more »

Quotes

Tom: Look at that one, all locked up. Must be for the family nutter.
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Connections

Referenced in Spirit Trap: A Ghost Story (2005) See more »

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Not a complete waste of time.
10 August 2005 | by shinypebbleSee all my reviews

Having been given free tickets to see this film, I decided to go and see it.

Granted, it wasn't the worst film I've ever seen however I felt that the plot was weak. The setting of a creepy old house was fantastic and having that mysterious locked door really did seem to feed on the audience's fear. The dream sequences were nicely done, as were the flashback scenes. Superb performances from Emma Catherwood.

Billie Piper was far better in Doctor Who and although there is nothing directly bad about her acting there is also nothing particularly great either. I'm no prude by all means but I thought this film would be more suited to an 18 certificate...

I would say this film is worth seeing once but not twice.


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