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½ February 8, 2012
In the world of low-budget, B-horror movies, writer/director Kevin S. Tenney is considered to be something of a God. Usually, his name attached to a project means that it's going to be a little bit better than the norm. He's a talented guy.
Unfortunately, he couldn't work that magic with "Witchtrap", a dreary and dull film that has nothing new to offer. The makers are quick to tell us at the beginning that this isn't a sequel to "Witchboard", one of Tenney's better efforts. The only thing the films have in common and similar titles and the same director.
The cast is full of deadbeats, with the only exception being the film's star, newcomer James W. Quinn. Tenney seems to realize his potential, because he gives Quinn the only good lines in the film. Sure, some are as lame as the rest of the dialogue, but most of his one-liners and quips are the highlight of an otherwise forgettable and boring flick. The rest of the cast delivers their lines so solemnly that it's almost unintentionally funny. Almost. Even perennial B-movie fave Linnea Quigley doesn't have much to do here. She's best being the center of attention, so it's kind of surprising that the director would underuse her so much.
There are some decent effects here for such a low budget, but most of the murders are disappointingly bloodless. There's some promise here, but for the most part, "Witchtrap" is a let down. Some of the better aspects can't make up for the poor writing and pacing.
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