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Tourist Trap Screening This Week at Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse

Although DVD and Blu-ray have unearthed so many long-lost classics, horror fans rarely get the chance to see their favourite films on the big screen. David Schmoeller’s underrated 1979 thriller Tourist Trap is set to receive a rare 35mm screening this week in Austin, Texas, courtesy of the Alamo Drafthouse and Vulcan Video. Produced by [...]

Tourist Trap (1979) Review

Ten years before collaborating on the successful cult classic Puppet Master, director David Schmoeller and producer Charles Band created Tourist Trap, a bizarre lost-in-the-wilderness thriller that sees a group of young friends falling foul of a devilish museum of mannequins.

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Tourist Trap (1979) Review

Producer Charles Band and director David Schmoeller may be more famous for their collaboration on the Puppetmaster series, but before Band’s company Full Moon had its finger on the pulse on the B movie industry, this duo created a surrealistic little number known as Tourist Trap. A group of good looking young adults are on [...]