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Trailer Park of Terror (2008)

Six troubled high schoolers and their leader become lost after their bus crashes during a raging storm. They seeks refuge for the night in an abandoned trailer park, managed by a sexy woman, Norma.

Director:

Steven Goldmann

Writer:

Timothy Dolan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nichole Hiltz ... Norma
Lew Temple ... Marv
Jeanette Brox ... Bridget
Myk Watford Myk Watford ... Roach
Michelle Lee ... Miss China
Ed Corbin ... Sgt. Stank
Ricky Mabe ... Michael
Cody McMains ... Jason
Hayley Marie Norman ... Amber
Ryan Carnes ... Alex
Stefanie Black ... Tiffany
Matthew Del Negro ... Pastor Lewis
Trisha Rae Stahl ... Larlene
Brock Cuchna ... Aaron
Priscilla Barnes ... Jean
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Based on the Imperium Comics series, Trailer Park of Terror. Six troubled high school students and their chaperon, an optimistic youth ministries Pastor, return from an outdoor character building retreat in the mountains. During a raging storm, their bus crashes, hopelessly stranding them in the middle of the Trucker's Triangle, a forgotten locus of consummate evil in the middle of nowhere. The hapless group seeks shelter for the night in a seemingly abandoned trailer park they find down the road. However, when the sun sets, it's not refuge they find. Instead, terror finds them in the form of Norma, a damned redneck reaper with a killer body who dispenses vengeance and death aided by her cursed companions, a bloodthirsty brood of Undead trailer trash. Written by Anonymous

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Fear Has A New Home!

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sadistic horror violence and torture, sexual content, pervasive language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The gun given to Norma by The Man is an M1 "enforcer" Carbine Pistol. See more »

Goofs

It is barely noticeable, but when "Norma" brings in a propane tank for grills the valve handle is the old style round. When she turns the handle it changes to the new federally mandated O.P.D. (Overfill Prevention Device) indicator style handle. Then right before she lights her cigarette it switches back to the old style tank handle. See more »

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References Blacula (1972) See more »

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MY WORLD
Written by Johnny Nocash
Performed by Johnny Nocash
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Oddly empty and directionless
24 January 2009 | by The_Dead_SeeSee all my reviews

After a promising, stylish opening involving the shotgun slaughter of an entire trailer park, I settled in for what I thought was going to be a great little movie. It had a lot going for it in the early stages - superb production values, tight direction, good actors, and a steaming hot southern-rock soundtrack. It even flaunted the classic old tropes of the severe line of thunderstorms moving in to isolate the area and the hick locals telling the protagonists to avoid taking *that* route. So much potential!

But as we all learned at school, potential energy must be converted into kinetic energy in order for work to be performed... and, frustratingly, Trailer Park of Terror just stayed right on the starting line and didn't really go anywhere until the end credits rolled.

The big problem is that the movie has no sense of direction. It just doesn't know what it wants to be. Instead of finding solid footing, it tapdances clumsily from one style of horror to the next. Ghosts one moment, zombies the next, torture/slasher grindcore the next.

Likewise, it can't find an even tone either - it's funny one moment, and too disturbing to be funny the next. Exciting one moment, and meandering the next. Scary one moment and painfully awkward the next.

It never manages to merge these components together into a cohesive whole the way other successful comedy horrors have done (i.e. Severance, Behind the Mask, Undead, Dead and Breakfast, Bad taste etc.) and the end result seems empty and pointless as a result.

In conclusion, if you're a hardcore gore fanatic, it might be worth a rental as there is enough here to satisfy, but if you like even the tiniest bit of plot and development in your horror, leave it on the shelf.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2008 (Canada) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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