Title: Steel Trap (2007)
Starring Georgia Mackenzie, Mark Wilson, Pascal Langdale, Julia Ballard, Joanna Bobin, Annabelle Wallis, Adam Rayner and Frank Maier
Produced by Abnormal Pictures and K5 Film
Written by Luis Camara and Gabrielle Galanter
Directed by Luis Camara
Score: Technical: 80, Story: 50, Acting: 80, Overall Score: 70
I always get excited when free DVDs come to my house for work. I was even MORE excited to see another Dimension Extreme film at my finger tips, so I knew it was going to be good. However, Dimension Extreme has officially put out its first bad horror movie.
A bunch of strangers go to a New Yearâ€™s Eve Party. Kathy (Georgia Mackenzie) is a celebrity chef, her manager, Pamela (Joanna Bobin) also attends, along with Wade (Mark Wilson), a former child star turned rocker, couple Robert (Pascal Langdale) and Nicole (Julia Ballard) and â€œpigâ€ Adam (Adam Rayner) and his date Melanie (Annabelle Wallis). In the middle of the party, they all get a text message saying thereâ€™s another party a few flights down, but once theyâ€™re there, they realize itâ€™s no party. People die and skulls are cracked according to what nickname theyâ€™re given. The only way to â€œwinâ€ is to follow the rhymes the killer leaves at each scene.
Let me just spoil it for you nowâ€¦the chef is a bitter ex-fatty who kills all these people out of revenge. In fact, had this movie been called Recipe for Revenge versus Steel Trap (which makes no sense), I may have liked it better. Okay, Iâ€™m lying, I still wouldâ€™ve hated it, but at least then the title would have fit.
In fact, this point brings up one of the biggest pet peeves I had about this movieâ€¦if some of these people were from her pastâ€¦wouldnâ€™t they all know each other? The movie has a lot of plot holes, to say the very least.
To its credit, there were times when I thought this MIGHT be able to be a good horror movie. The acting isnâ€™t bad and there are some creative writing spots here and there, but overall, this movie is crap. In fact, itâ€™s one of the worst attempts at making a new horror film Iâ€™ve seen since Cloverfield. I was bored almost the entire time, and towards the end, I was rooting for the killer, which is something I rarely doâ€¦unless 80s horror is involved.
I wouldnâ€™t really recommend this to anyone. If you want to see a mesh between Saw and The Liftâ€¦just rent those two. Skip this one.