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Trapped Ashes (2006)

Seven strangers on a Hollywood movie studio tour are trapped inside an infamous House of Horror and forced to tell their most terrifying stories to get out alive.

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Dennis Bartok
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jayce Bartok ... Andy (story segments "Wraparound")
Henry Gibson ... Tour Guide (story segments "Wraparound")
Lara Harris ... Julia (story segments "Wraparound")
Scott Lowell ... Henry (story segments "Wraparound")
Dick Miller ... Max (story segments "Wraparound")
Michèle-Barbara Pelletier ... Nathalie (story segments "Wraparound") / Martine (segment "My Twin, The Worm") (as Michele-Barbara Pelletier)
John Saxon ... Leo (story segments "Stanley's Girlfriend")
Rachel Veltri ... Phoebe (segment "The Girl with Golden Breasts")
Richard Ian Cox ... Doug (segment "The Girl with Golden Breasts")
Glynis Davies ... Nurse (segment "The Girl with Golden Breasts")
Scott Heindl ... Zack (segment "The Girl with Golden Breasts")
Rob deLeeuw ... Ben (segment "The Girl with Golden Breasts") (as Rob De Leeuw)
Mina E. Mina Mina E. Mina ... Dr. Judith (segment "The Girl with Golden Breasts")
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... Dr. Larry (segment "The Girl with Golden Breasts")
Ken Russell ... Dr. Lucy (segment "The Girl with Golden Breasts")
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Storyline

The actress Phoebe Kane and her boyfriend Andy, the architect Henry and his wife Julia, the former director Leo and Nathalie receive an invitation for a VIP Tour in the Ultra Studios. When they see the spooky house where the missing director Desmond Hacker filmed "Hysteria", they ask their tour guide to stop the car to visit the infamous house. In a moment, they find that they are trapped in a room without any exit and the guide suggests them to tell the scariest experience of each one like in "Hysteria". Each one tells a spooky tale until they finally discover the end of their stories. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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5 Tales of Terror from the Biggest Names in Horror See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, violence, disturbing images and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Armadilha do Terror See more »

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Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in twenty-five days. See more »

Goofs

(at around 15 mins) In the first sequence, where the girl is about to have surgery, they hold the gas mask several inches from her face and never place it against her face. See more »

Connections

References The Killer Is Loose (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Bullcorn
Performed by Don Byas
Written by Robert Ellen (as R. Ellen)
Published by Molique (BMI)
©2006
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Thank god for Netflix.....
2 August 2008 | by sanjr1See all my reviews

All I can say is THANK GOD FOR NETFLIX!!! I'm the type of cinephile who will buy a movie sight unseen if the filmmakers interest me or if it's a horror film that sounds interesting. In that sense "Trapped Ashes" fulfilled the criteria perfectly....

I realized recently though that I really am wasting money buying movies unseen so I signed up with Netflix figuring that I could rent new releases that appealed to me & if I liked em' I would purchase em'. "Trapped Ashes" was a movie I was dying to see. How could it go wrong?? Russell, Cunninngham, Dante, Hellman & Gaeta (The rookie of the 5) each directing a segment of a horror film?? It's gotta rock...Doesn't it?? It doesn't rock. It's actually pretty much a complete failure. It plays like one of those softcore "Horror" movies that used to play on Showtime in the late 80's thru the mid 90's. Aside from some so-so effects in the first segment there is nothing to recommend this disaster at all.

I returned it to Netflix on the same day I received it, Thankful for the money I saved by not purchasing it. Be warned...It sucks!!


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