Trapped Ashes (2006)



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The traditional horror anthology makes a triumphant comeback in this collection of four frightfully horrific tales from directors Monte Hellman, Ken Russell, Sean S. Cunningham, John Gaeta, and Joe Dante. When seven strangers accept a mysterious invitation to tour a Hollywood studio lot, they become trapped in a room and discover that their only hope for escape is to reveal the most terrifying tale they know.
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Lara Harris
as Julia
Ryo Ishibashi
as Head Monk
Tahmoh Penikett
as Young Leo
Tygh Runyan
as Stanley
Rachel Veltri
as Phoebe
Henry Gibson
as Tour Guide
Michele-Barbara Pelletier
as Nathalie / Martine
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Critic Reviews for Trapped Ashes

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

Dennis Bartok writes this lackluster anthology of four juvenile horror stories dripping with sexual dread and goofball gore.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Gross-out comedy about male discomfort with female sexuality dominates this horror anthology scripted by Dennis Bartok.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

With its gore-comix sensibility and self-conscious flashes of nudity, Trapped Ashes clunks along, and (to be completely petty) never really overcomes its clunky title.

August 30, 2007
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Pairing cult directors with macabre omnibus material is always a tasty proposition, but the results disappoint in Trapped Ashes, a quartet of mildly sexed-up, unscary horror tales with a unifying wraparound story.

Full Review… | September 19, 2006
Top Critic

Only fitfully entertaining.

September 15, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

It's great to see the return of Hellman, even if this film's pathetic theatrical release and dismal reception make it unlikely we'll see much more of him anytime soon.

Full Review… | August 14, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Trapped Ashes

Boring, Bad Acting, Poorly Filmed, this film just isn't that great. There's not one thing that caught my attention, not one. I didn't really like this film, and thought some parts were just..too..."fake." Skip it!

Jacob Palacio
Jacob Palacio

Super Reviewer


Woa. Talk about some twisted crap. A handful of interesting ideas, but also several scenes which had me wanting to puke (an uncommon thing for me). I guess some people enjoy movies with vampire breasts and molesting tape worms...but not this guy.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer


Quite good! Here is one that is definitely worth seeing. Interesting cast.

Leo L
Leo L

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