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Steel Trap (2007)

Seven guests are invited to an after party on the abandoned floor of an office building, handpicked to play a series sadistic and deadly puzzles.

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Cast

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Mark Wilson ...
Wade
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Robert
Julia Ballard ...
Nicole
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Pamela
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Melanie
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Adam
Frank Maier ...
Number One Fan
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Svantje Wascher ...
Sarah
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Storyline

A who-is-it setting in the claustrophobic corridors of an abandoned and locked-off office building that has several guests invited to a party by their mysterious, unknown host. Only it is they who are the victims of their crimes. Suspense and mistrust are not the only stalker in this cat and mouse game of wits and fear. Who is the stalker? Why is he killing? And what is it exactly that everyone here has in common? Written by Cinema_Fan

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Only One Can Survive See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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15 July 2008 (USA)  »

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Armadilha Nas Alturas  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A full size dummy of Joanna Bobin was made for the sequence in which her character Pamela gets spun around on a giant wheel. See more »

Goofs

One of the "guests" at the second party on the 27st floor is Wade, the lead singer of the band at the main party upstairs. It is not believable that he would leave a paying gig with no incentive beyond a text message from an unknown sender. See more »

Quotes

Nicole: You people are insane, any game that starts with a rotting pig's head is not going to end with a giant teddy bear.
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Connections

References Dracula (1931) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
Arranged by Josh Welsh
Performed by Meatyard
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An ordinary and mellow start turns into a masterpiece of its kind
23 June 2011 | by (Gatineau, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is the second part of my little review series: Movies that are way better than you expect.

"Steel trap" seems at first sight to be another ordinary psychological thriller or slasher movie in the shadows of the great "The cube", "Mind Hunters" and "Saw". I expected a movie of a quality comparable to "House of 9" or "Nine dead" but I was rather wrong.

The movie starts with the introduction to some stereotypical and rather ordinary characters and I was already close to judge the lack of originality of this movie. When the killing game began I was positively surprised for the first time. The acting wasn't that wooden and rather realistic and appropriated.

The next surprise followed quickly. The killing methods turned out to be rather original, the atmosphere was sinister and gripping and the whole story attached me more to the characters. The movie got truly entertaining and addicting and I kept guessing who was behind the bloody murders and why. The great thing is that there are many wrong clues and also some right ones and I happened to analyze the behaviour of each candidate and had to change my mind and opinion many times.

The third and last great surprise is without a doubt the twist in the end of the movie that I didn't really see coming. Normally, I have some doubts and am able to get on the right lane but this time, I got completely bumped. This ending really rated this movie way up beyond the average slasher flick.

To keep it short, this is a rather original and gripping movie of a more and more popular genre and the rating average in here is definitely way too low. The movie is entertaining and an ideal choice for any horror movie night with your mates and you will keep guessing and expecting until the very end.


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