TOURIST TRAP (1979) 88 Films Blu-ray (UK) released 17th Feb 2014 & ’84 Films Blu-ray (Germ) released as HORROR PUPPET.



Director: David Schmoeller / Starring: Chuck Connors, Tanya Roberts, Robin Sherwood, Jocelyn Jones, Jon Van Ness.


An eerie and deserted wax museum, Slausen’s Lost Oasis, is the site for spine-tingling terror where four unsuspecting young travelers are lured into a very deadly Tourist Trap. Slausen (Connors) is the reclusive and bizarre owner of this attraction, which is actually more like a macabre chamber of horrors. The grotesque and frightening mannequins in this sordid side-show are only the beginning of the murderous mayhem and nightmarish madness to come.

Tourist Trap has long been overlooked as one of the finest American horror movies of the late 70s.Robert Burns, art director on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (as well as The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling and Re-Animator) provides some truly eerie masks,mannequins and distorted puppet props.Some were unused props from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre including Slausen’s mask which is extremely close in appearance to that of Leatherface.

* Blu-ray review coming soon *