While driving at night on a lonely road, the car of estranged couple Don and Nancy is hit twice by another car in the middle of nowhere. Nancy asks for help and unpleasant sheriff Cleveland... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
David James Elliott ... Don
Heather Marie Marsden ... Nancy
Michael Madsen ... Carter
Jeff Fahey ... Cleveland
Lacey Minchew Lacey Minchew ... Sydney
Andrew Sensenig ... Jonas
Matt Triplett Matt Triplett ... Killer Scar
Mark De Alessandro ... Killer 2 (as Mark DeAlessandro)
Danny Cosmo ... Wounded Killer
Bill Martin Williams ... Preacher (as B. Martin Williams)
Wayne Douglas Morgan ... Police (as Wayne Morgan)
Dale Beasley Dale Beasley ... Executive
Jerry Lee Leighton Jerry Lee Leighton ... Trucker
Rusty Tennant Rusty Tennant ... Trucker from Diner
Steve Petit Steve Petit ... Fireman


While driving at night on a lonely road, the car of estranged couple Don and Nancy is hit twice by another car in the middle of nowhere. Nancy asks for help and unpleasant sheriff Cleveland offers to take them to the nearby Motel Royal Vista and wait until the morning, when their car would be towed. When the couple arrives in the low-budget motel, they are attended by a weird receptionist. They are disturbed by noises and screams from inside the next room and Don asks them to keep quiet since his wife and he are tired and need to rest. But soon they realize that they are part of a sick and deadly game, and their lives are threatened. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sadistic bloody violence, terror, language, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Atrocious Vacancy rip-off without a decent idea in it
22 November 2013 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

TERROR TRAP is bottom-of-the-barrel stuff, an undisguised rip-off of VACANCY, a film which was hardly original to begin with. This bargain-basement B-movie sees an unlikeable middle-aged couple break down in the middle of nowhere and unwisely check in to a remote motel which turns out to be inhabited by voyeuristic psychopaths with murder in mind. What follows will surprise nobody, and indeed the biggest thing about this movie is the effort required to stay awake throughout it.

It's amateur night all around when it comes to production values, with a poor script and worse direction failing to elicit any kind of tension from the obvious premise. At one point the director is so desperate for thrills that he's reduced to shooting a scene straight from a softcore porn movie to try to flog new life into the narrative, but it's a failed attempt. It doesn't help that Heather Marsden's female lead is one of the most irritating I've seen in a movie in a while, grouching and bitching her way through the script and making every viewer hope she'll shut up and die soon.

The two familiar-faces-fallen-on-hard-times here are Michael Madsen and Jeff Fahey, neither of them a stranger to B-movie fare. Madsen makes no effort whatsoever, just sort of plodding his way through the production and disappearing for long intervals, while Fahey shouts a lot and makes you feel sorry for him considering Robert Rodriguez's PLANET TERROR wasn't so long ago. TERROR TRAP is dismal indeed.

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Release Date:

2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bed and Breakfast See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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