Tourist Trap (1979)

Directed by David Schmoeller


This film flew under the radar for me until a few years ago. I’d heard about it several times and knew it was considered a classic, but, to be completely transparent, I sometimes have a tough time convincing myself to watch older films for fear that they just won’t hold up well. Particularly films in the Horror genre.

While Tourist Trap is undeniably a product of its time, it’s an important film in the annals of Horror and is often legitimately creepy. I mean, murderous mannequins? EEK! Once, when I asked, “Why do people put concrete deer in their front yard? Is it to ward off other deer?” my friend Toto replied, “Would you go into a house that had a bunch of mannequins in the front yard?”

No. I most definitely would not.

— B

My rating: 8/10

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