Evil Dead Trap

1988

Horror

73
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 2,154

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919.69 MB
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Japanese 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
102 min
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Japanese 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
102 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by BA_Harrison 7 / 10 / 10

Japanese horror, Italian style.

It's true that Evil Dead Trap director Toshiharu Ikeda blatantly rips off Italian genre greats Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci for this outrageous piece of late 80s slasher craziness, but he does it with such aplomb that only the most sour of horror purists would bother screaming 'plagiarist'. Let's face it, how often do you get to see what the bastard offspring of a giallo and a Japanese splatter pic would look like? I sure can't think of any other films that provide that opportunity. Ikeda's movie begins with TV presenter Nami (Miyuki Ono), the host of a late night home-video show, receiving a tape through the post which appears to show real footage of women being tortured and then killed (be prepared for a particularly nasty Fulci-style eye slicing during the screening of this tape). Rather than immediately contact the police like any normal person would do after receiving a snuff movie in the mail, intrepid Nami seizes the chance to prove her worth as an investigative reporter and decides to locate where the video was made. Accompanied by her equally dumb crew (four women plus one horny guy to allow for the obligatory sex scene), Nami follows visual clues on the tape, ultimately arriving at the site of a derelict factory where a masked killer waits patiently for the group to (in time-honoured slasher fashion) split up and investigate the building. After several elaborate death scenes, including a juicy impalement on metal spikes and a splattery machete-in-the-head booby trap, only Nami is left alive. Help is seemingly at hand, however, in the form of enigmatic stranger Daisuke, who knows of a subterranean passageway that leads to safety. So far, so predictable, but in the film's final act, Ikeda stops following the recognised slasher rules and suddenly enters Cronenbergian territory, introducing his audience to Hideke, the murderous parasitic child with telekinetic powers that lives inside the body of Daisuke! At this point, any semblance of logic and predictability vanishes, and madness reigns: Hideke makes fireworks explode around Nami as she tries to escape, the little fellow erupts from his brother's body to attack Nami in person, and Daisuke attempts to destroy the creature by forcing it back into his torso and setting himself on fire. This combination of bloody stalk and slash and bonkers biological horror proves to be quite irresistible, and although Ikeda definitely isn't on a par with Argento, the director he attempts to emulate the closest (just check out the primary coloured lighting and Goblinesque score), Evil Dead Trap does manage to be solid entertainment from start to finish.

Reviewed by wierzbowskisteedman 10 / 10 / 10

Brutal, bloody and brilliant.

Very very minor spoiler. Plot summary: A TV crew get lured to a disused military installation and get stalked by….a killer. After being introduced to Ikeda-san's work by his abysmal 2001 effort "Shadow of the Wraith" I had zero expectations for this, especially after I found out he also directed one of the later Meiko Kaji-less instalments of the "Female Prisoner Scorpion" series. How surprised I was then, to see just what a solid film "Evil Dead Trap" is. The film certainly doesn't mess around; introducing the characters and setting up the plot in about fifteen minutes, all perfectly spliced around a videotaped Fulci-esquire eye slicing scene. The plot, initially owing much to Videodrome, takes a back seat as the TV crew get down to the business of walking backwards, running further into darkened warehouses when they should be going outside and having sex when they should be watching out for the psychopathic knife-wielder. The ripped off plot and horror clichés aside, the film scores its points with an array of violent, gruesome and inventive deaths, with an abundance of blood, nudity and maggots. Whenever I thought the film was regressing into conventionality, it always surprised me by turning back on itself, usually with an aforementioned brutal killing. However the ending was what most shocked me; what seemed to be a conventional explanation for the "mystery" of the killer eventually culminated in a horrific gorefest that probably got David Cronenberg wondering if he'd misplaced a script. This is mainstream 80s J-horror at its best, taking influence from the greats such as Cronenberg and Fulci. It makes up for its shortcomings with a shocking amount of violence and gore, the occasional graphic sex scene and a brilliant conclusion. A must for all gorehounds and horror fanatics.

Reviewed by HumanoidOfFlesh 10 / 10 / 10

Wonderful Japanese horror film.

Toshiharu Ikeda's "Evil Dead Trap" was really popular in Japan,spawning at least two sequels.Nami(Miyuki Ono),a late night TV show host,receives a strange tape.It shows the brutal murder of a young Japanese woman.Nami launches her own investigation,taking four of her crew to an abandoned Army base.However somebody,or possibly something is waiting for them..."Evil Dead Trap" is obviously influenced by the works of Dario Argento,Lucio Fulci,Sam Raimi and David Cronenberg.It has even Goblinesque soundtrack which reminds me Argento's "Suspiria".Still the film has some wonderful surprises-it's atmospheric and very gory.The death scenes are pretty graphic and gruesome,so gorehounds won't be disappointed.I really liked the use of booby traps to kill some of the victims.The ending is also very surprising.All in all I enjoyed this film and you should too,if you're a fan of Japanese extreme horror!

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