Shiryo no wana – EVIL DEAD TRAP – The Dungeon Review!

evil dead trapSeveral years back I went on a Japanese film spree. It is absolutely all I wanted to see. Japanese horror cinema seemed to have no boundaries. Each one packed full of bizarre and original ideas, with plenty of sex and action and most importantly an extravagant amount of gore. One of my favorite’s was ‘EVIL DEAD TRAP’. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I spied this dvd at a garage sale. There was no two ways about it, it was coming home with me.

Nami, an ambitious host of a late night television show is left a mysterious tape of a woman being murdered in an abandoned factory. She gathers a crew to go investigate and they quickly become entwined in a game of survival with no mercy with a predator they could not have imagined in their wildest dreams.

‘EVIL DEAD TRAP’ hits the ground running. The build up is short and sweet. Once they get into the warehouse it doesn’t take long before all bloody hell breaks loose. The atmosphere is effectively nauseating and the cringe and chill factor is impressive. The warehouse was a great location for shooting. The kills are nasty, brutal and wildly gory. It takes a weird turn just past its mid-section and the pace slows considerably. Because of the brutal assault early, this section feels like it lags more than neccessary. There are a couple scenes during this part of the film where nothing really happens and it doesn’t advance the story whatsoever. The film would have benefitted from cutting these sections out. The ending is madness! Outrageous and frankly just ridiculous but what can I say, I still dug it! I completely understand why people wouldn’t like this one. It absolutely is not for everyone. I must admit, I didn’t enjoy this quite as much as I did the first time around but it does have its awesome moments. This one is all about the gore; which is plentiful, brutal and distrubing. Recommended!

Dungeon Rating: 3.5/5

Directed By: Toshiharu Ikeda

Starring: Miyuki Ono, Aya Katsuragi, Hitomi Kobayashi, Eriko Nakagawa, Masahiko Abe, Yuji Honma, Shinsuke Shimada, Mari Shimizu and Noboru Mitani

2 Responses to “Shiryo no wana – EVIL DEAD TRAP – The Dungeon Review!”

  1. hagiblog Says:

    Another one to add to my list. Please stop watching and reviewing such great films, I can’t find the time to see them all! HAHAHA!

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