Chuck Connors and friend

Chuck Connors with one of the many mannequins crafted from unfortunate tourists in The Tourist Trap.

After about ten minutes I deemed the film unwatchable and switched on the director’s commentary just to get an idea what it was like to make a low-budget horror film in the late seventies, something that seems almost dream-like to me. The director, David Schmoeller, explained that the film was based on a student film he made, and that he really knew very little about filmmaking when he shot Tourist Trap. Some anecdotes Read the rest of this entry »