Tourist Trap - 20th anniversary Special Edition Review
Written by: aceofspades70
"Every year, young beautiful people go missing..."
...and this has been going on for years.
Telekinetic power, freakish mannequins, and the owner of an abandoned tourist trap.
There is always a new recipe for disaster that takes place in films of this nature.
Tourist Trap, a 1979 psychological horror film with Chuck Connors as Mr. Slausen.
As many horror films have followed, 5 youngsters are on a road trip, but this is why I like the story; it starts out with them already broke down...
It gets into it from the start. "Woody" rolls a tire down a lone road in search of help. He runs into a gas station and looks around. It becomes his last stop as chaos ensues inside one of the rooms. Objects fly, windows go up and down, doors lock, mannequin heads spook the hell out you as you watch them laugh at Woody during his definite demise with a pipe through the back.
Soon after, the rest of the gang arrives in an old off road vehicle, (old in our time, new in theirs).
Woody's girlfriend, hitches a ride with them only for them all to find their way into what seems like heaven, but winds up in hell.
Chuck Connors does a brilliant job of his role as Mr. Slausen, who seems to be the good samaritan, but suffers terribly from a tragic domestic problem from the past. His powers allow him to move objects without the touch of a hand, and the rest of him is a cold blooded killer with no sense of realism.
Once death begins to ensue, only one survives, young Molly who in the end, drives away frantic, but glorious with her mannequin friends by her side.
Audio Commentary with Director David Schmoeller, Cast Filmographies, Theatrical Trailer, over 40 Full Moon Trailers.