Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday's Forgotten Film: Tourist Trap

It's Tuesday, it's the Countdown to Halloween, so that means it's time to digest a frightful film.  This week's pick is the 1979 cult classic Tourist Trap.

Several college-age youths traverse the backroads of America when their car breaks down near an unusual  museum run by the immensely creepy Mr Slausen (Chuck Conners).  He offers to help them but instead imprisons them in his house of horrors filled with mannequins under his telekinetic control.

The film, while certainly not a 4-star classic, has an immensely creepy impact on the viewer--the masks Conners wears alone solidy the horror factor here.  The acting from the young stars is typical of B-movie shockers, but Conners gives it his all.

See for your self right here.  Enjoy!  For more forgotten movies, TV, and audio, click here.  Thanks!


Wings1295 said...

Saw this once, a few years ago. Might be time for a rewatch, and right here! Gonna save this link! Thanks!

The Artful Gypsy aka Wendy the Very Good Witch said...

OMG....I REMEMBER this movie...vaguely, but I remember seeing it when I very young. And I liked it for some odd reason, but my Mom hated it...that's really all I remember about it, except that we have all kinds of 'tourist traps' in the state of FL and I'd always think about that when visiting them. I really have to watch it again so I can fully remember it. :o)

Phillyradiogeek said...

It certainly has its flaws, but it's definitely worth your time for a creepy thrill.