Tourist Trap

Tourist Trap

A film by David Schmoeller
Starring Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones and Jon Van Ness

A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by the owner of the place, who has the power to control his collection of mannequins.

Terror nerds are well aware that the American road holds myriad dangers. Many a frenzied sasquatch, invisible space vampire and/or cannibalistic madman has transformed our turnpikes into his personal open-air slaughterhouse, but in the great Halls of Highway Homicide, no film dares examine the darkest precipices of rural insanity like the crushingly inventive Tourist Trap.

Rectangle-jawed screen ham Chuck “The Rifleman” Connors plays mysterious Mr. Slausen, a dubious yokel who leads a life of quiet isolation in the woods. When a couple carloads of recreation-hungry youths happen across his private property, Slausen introduces them to a bold new cavalcade of nightmares including — but not limited to — autonomous singing mannequins, gender-bent nutzoids and a telekinetic knife-throwing fiend. Goddamn!

You may have watched a thousand car-broke-down-in-a-maniac’s-front-yard movies, but until you’ve seen Tourist Trap, you’re still wearing your horror Huggies.

 

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Technical Information

Production Year
1979
Country of Production
USA
Language
English
Running Time
90 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Saturday, Jul 21, 2012
7:00pm

See http://musicboxtheatre.com/showtimes for all currently scheduled films.

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