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Terror Trap (2010): No Vacancy

Terror Trap (Dan Garcia, 2010)

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cover art: the best, and scariest, thing about this movie.

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. ½ 

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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