Terror Trap Reviews

  • Feb 11, 2021

    Anytime you see the writer/director/producer's name flashed up on the screen SIX TIMES in the first 45 seconds, it's a pretty good indication that the movie is going to be horrible. Dan Garcia: if you're out there, spend a little more time on your script and directing and less time propping yourself out. Also, the dvd cover I have suggests that it's part of the ‘Vacancy' movies (Vacancy 3) but it's clearly not associated with either of the first 2 vacancy movies and aside from taking place at a motel, has nothing in common with the first 2.

    Anytime you see the writer/director/producer's name flashed up on the screen SIX TIMES in the first 45 seconds, it's a pretty good indication that the movie is going to be horrible. Dan Garcia: if you're out there, spend a little more time on your script and directing and less time propping yourself out. Also, the dvd cover I have suggests that it's part of the ‘Vacancy' movies (Vacancy 3) but it's clearly not associated with either of the first 2 vacancy movies and aside from taking place at a motel, has nothing in common with the first 2.

  • Mar 04, 2018

    It was okay. Reasonably well executed without being overly exciting.

    It was okay. Reasonably well executed without being overly exciting.

  • Feb 09, 2016

    what a POS (piece of shit) i'd give it zero stars if I could

    what a POS (piece of shit) i'd give it zero stars if I could

  • Nov 03, 2013

    epten amaterski film so Michael Madsen i Jeff Fahey

    epten amaterski film so Michael Madsen i Jeff Fahey

  • Apr 18, 2013

    When a couple are involved in a crash and their car is wrecked, and the local Police officer takes them to a local motel to stay the night, they soon discover that things are not as they seem. Here we have a low budget horror movie that would appear to have spent most of it's cash on two B-List actors and left nothing for any other part of the movie. The story steals a majority of it's plot elements from all the other torture porn movies you have seen (Vacancy, Hostel, etc.) and the original ideas that are there make absolutely no sense whatsoever. The production values are mixed, as the sequences with the main couple are very well handled, but the sequences of the 'audience' watching look like they were added in at the last moment and shot on a home video with a few mates. A majority of the gore is off-screen and all you get to see is a couple of cuts and a few naked chicks. The acting is all over the place, from the completely wooden to they totally overt the top, but it was good to see Jeff Fahey being quite psychotic, and a special mention must go to Michael Madsen as I could not actually work out what is what actually doing in the film, but he did it very well. All in all this is a film that tried to have some good ideas, but seemed to fall at every hurdle. There are many other similar movies out there and all of them are a lot better.

    When a couple are involved in a crash and their car is wrecked, and the local Police officer takes them to a local motel to stay the night, they soon discover that things are not as they seem. Here we have a low budget horror movie that would appear to have spent most of it's cash on two B-List actors and left nothing for any other part of the movie. The story steals a majority of it's plot elements from all the other torture porn movies you have seen (Vacancy, Hostel, etc.) and the original ideas that are there make absolutely no sense whatsoever. The production values are mixed, as the sequences with the main couple are very well handled, but the sequences of the 'audience' watching look like they were added in at the last moment and shot on a home video with a few mates. A majority of the gore is off-screen and all you get to see is a couple of cuts and a few naked chicks. The acting is all over the place, from the completely wooden to they totally overt the top, but it was good to see Jeff Fahey being quite psychotic, and a special mention must go to Michael Madsen as I could not actually work out what is what actually doing in the film, but he did it very well. All in all this is a film that tried to have some good ideas, but seemed to fall at every hurdle. There are many other similar movies out there and all of them are a lot better.

  • Mar 14, 2013

    Terror Trap (Dan Garcia, 2010) It seems The Asylum is not the only company dabbling in the mockbuster business these days. Most Wanted Films, the company behind Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent, bankrolled this horrible knockoff of Vacancy so similar I'm surprised writer/director Dan Garcia didn't get sued. (I suspect there's a cadre of Hollywood lawyers who have it down to a science how many scenes have to be different in order to stop studio A from suing studio B for plagiarism, and this movie is right on the border.) The only thing that marginally redeems this flick is the interplay between Michael Madsen and Jeff Fahey, of which there is far too little here to redeem this in any way. If you've seen Vacancy, which wasn't all that great in the first place, you don't need to bother with this-and if you haven't, that is certainly preferable to this. 1/2

    Terror Trap (Dan Garcia, 2010) It seems The Asylum is not the only company dabbling in the mockbuster business these days. Most Wanted Films, the company behind Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent, bankrolled this horrible knockoff of Vacancy so similar I'm surprised writer/director Dan Garcia didn't get sued. (I suspect there's a cadre of Hollywood lawyers who have it down to a science how many scenes have to be different in order to stop studio A from suing studio B for plagiarism, and this movie is right on the border.) The only thing that marginally redeems this flick is the interplay between Michael Madsen and Jeff Fahey, of which there is far too little here to redeem this in any way. If you've seen Vacancy, which wasn't all that great in the first place, you don't need to bother with this-and if you haven't, that is certainly preferable to this. 1/2

  • Jan 26, 2013

    This movie is a total copy of Vacancy. It has an easy to follow story line, however the acting isn't great. You can kind of guess what is going to happen next with everything. I guess if you haven't seen Vacancy, this film would be a good one to watch. Some good bits throughout.

    This movie is a total copy of Vacancy. It has an easy to follow story line, however the acting isn't great. You can kind of guess what is going to happen next with everything. I guess if you haven't seen Vacancy, this film would be a good one to watch. Some good bits throughout.

  • Dec 22, 2012

    Too many characters and too confusing. Not really a central plot and main person of interest. Not that scary, feels like they got bits and pieces of other movies and put it together for the gore effects.

    Too many characters and too confusing. Not really a central plot and main person of interest. Not that scary, feels like they got bits and pieces of other movies and put it together for the gore effects.

  • Nov 30, 2012

    People are being attacked in the beginning of the movie by some goofy hippy cop with chewing tobacco. Rather dark and cynical. Took a long time to do anything. Mostly anticipation. Can't say the acting was bad. And when the scenes did come it was so gross and perverted I couldn't take my eyes away. It started to turn out pretty good. A Snuff film gone bad.

    People are being attacked in the beginning of the movie by some goofy hippy cop with chewing tobacco. Rather dark and cynical. Took a long time to do anything. Mostly anticipation. Can't say the acting was bad. And when the scenes did come it was so gross and perverted I couldn't take my eyes away. It started to turn out pretty good. A Snuff film gone bad.

  • Nov 04, 2012

    Terror Trap is an uninspired knock off of Vacancy, and features two rather unlikeable lead characters. There isn't much here worth seeing, other than an underused Micheal Madsen and and over the top lunatic performance from Jeff Fahey. But then, both have given stronger performances elsewhere. I vote skip it.

    Terror Trap is an uninspired knock off of Vacancy, and features two rather unlikeable lead characters. There isn't much here worth seeing, other than an underused Micheal Madsen and and over the top lunatic performance from Jeff Fahey. But then, both have given stronger performances elsewhere. I vote skip it.