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      Trapped Ashes

      R 2006 1h 45m Horror List
      27% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 15% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Seven strangers on a tour of a Hollywood horror set must tell their scariest stories in order to escape. Read More Read Less

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      Ben Kenigsberg Time Out Rated: 1/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Bill Stamets Chicago Sun-Times Dennis Bartok writes this lackluster anthology of four juvenile horror stories dripping with sexual dread and goofball gore. Rated: 1.5/4 Aug 31, 2007 Full Review Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader Gross-out comedy about male discomfort with female sexuality dominates this horror anthology scripted by Dennis Bartok. Aug 31, 2007 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid It's great to see the return of Hellman, even if this film's pathetic theatrical release and dismal reception make it unlikely we'll see much more of him anytime soon. Aug 14, 2008 Full Review Steve Biodrowski ESplatter Any film that let's Ken Russell direct an episode about killer breasts deserves some kind of credit, almost regardless of the results. Jul 15, 2008 Full Review Lucius Gore ESplatter Ultimately, I'd recommend this film for fans of anthology horror films, but it's far from a classic. Jun 26, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A horror anthology with segments directed by Ken Russell, Joe Dante, Sean Cunningham and Monte Hellman? Sounds great, doesn't it? Well, it's not. The screenplay by Dennis Bartok (who up until this specialized in documentary supplements for DVDs) really lets this one down. None of the segments are the least bit interesting. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Geronimo! A group of "randomly" selected individuals receive VIP park passes to a Universal Studios type theme park. They decide to go off the tour and visit the haunted house where a famous movie was filmed; unfortunately, they become locked in the house. The tour guide believes if they each tell one horror story, the house will let them out. As the strangers tell their stories, they may not feel so comfortable around each other... "You have to let the worm grow with your baby." Sean Cunningham (The original Friday the 13th), Joe Dante (Gremlins 2), John Gaeta, Monte Hellman (Two-Lane Blacktop), and Ken Russell (Gothic) collaborate to deliver five short stories for this picture. The storylines for this picture is miserable and very disappointing. The plots are fairly flimsy and the acting is very mediocre. The cast includes John Saxon, Jayce Bartok, Henry Gibson, Lara Harris, Scott Lowell, and Rachel Veltri. "We've learned from our mistakes." I grabbed this movie off Netflix because I was hoping for something a little closer to Tales from the Darkside; unfortunately, this was worse than Tales from the Hood. Overall, this is a pathetic addition to the genre that should be skipped even by horror movie junkies. "There were rumors of orgies and satanic rituals on his sets." Grade: F Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member A pretty good horror anthology :) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member An anthology of four horror tales...not so bad. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Typically predictable horror anthology. Ok for a for a Saturday afternoon if you have nothing better to do. Sixties actor John Saxon, Laugh In's Henry Gibson and erstwhile Queer as Folk regular Scott Lowell are the "big name actors" of this epic. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member A thoroughly entertaining and twisted if somewhat derivative horror anthology film, Trapped Ashes features an interesting assortment of directors for its five segments: Joe Dante (Piranha), Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th), Joe Gaeta (visual effects on The Matrix films), Monte Hellman (Two-Lane Bricktop), and Ken Russell (The Devils, Altered States, Tommy, etc.). Brutal, crazy, erotic, and always surprising, Trapped Ashes features one story after another that blends sex and horror into an awesomely entertaining mixture that may be derivative of a certain other classic horror omnibus film but is nonetheless enjoyable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Seven strangers on a tour of a Hollywood horror set must tell their scariest stories in order to escape.
      Director
      Sean S. Cunningham, John Gaeta, Monte Hellman, Ken Russell
      Producer
      Dennis Bartok, Michael Frislev, Yoshifumi Hosoya, Yuko Yoshikawa
      Screenwriter
      Dennis Bartok
      Production Co
      Asmik Ace Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Nudity|Language|Disturbing Images|Sexual Content|Violence)
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 45m