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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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.

Aug 31, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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

Aug 31, 2007 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 30, 2007 | Rating: 2/4

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.

Sep 19, 2006
Top Critic

Only fitfully entertaining.

Sep 15, 2006

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.

Aug 14, 2008 | Full Review…

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

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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

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

Leo L
Leo L

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Ho hum anthology film where some great directors are given sub par material to work with. The script brings this stuff down to below amateur level.

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

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