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Old 10th January 2008, 03:59 PM
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Another classic strangely devoid of UK DVD release thus far - David Schmoeller's demented, surreal 1978 slasher has gained a real cult following over the years, and would definitely benefit from a re-release, also featuring the film's prototype: Schmoeller's 1974, Academy Award-nominated, 30-minute short THE SPIDER WILL KILL YOU, which is ultra-rare but which I've had the pleasure of seeing. And man, it's BONKERS! More a character study than a horror flick, but truly dark and unsettling, with a very similar atmosphere to the more off-kilter moments in TOURIST TRAP...

...they'd make for a GREAT double bill!
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Old 23rd February 2008, 06:14 PM
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Great idea, good scares, but not really a "shameless" movie

All the same, I'd pick up a copy, because my tape is seriously showing its age.

At the end of the day, I'd take "Tourist Trap" over Schmoeller's far gorier and campier "Puppet Master", with which this shares a few similarities in mood and content.
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Old 20th April 2010, 07:43 PM
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Here's another vote for Tourist Trap, I would love to see a nice special edition of this released. Preferably in BluRay. David Schmoeller has produced a newer film called Thor at the Bus Stop and you can purchase his short films from the website for each for $.99 and download them immediately. They have:

Please Kill Mr. Kinski
The Spider Will Kill You
Loralee's Bedroom

I'm unable to post links at the moment. But you can find it at www*thoratthebusstop*com in the thor store. As mentioned earlier in this thread The Spider Will Kill You, is Schmoeller's student film that inspired Tourist Trap.
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Old 20th April 2010, 09:49 PM
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another vote for tourist trap....
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Old 21st April 2010, 11:55 AM
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Yeah I'd definitely like to see Tourist Trap make an appearance on UK DVD too.
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Old 22nd April 2010, 04:13 PM
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And another vote from me. It's an excellent film.
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