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'''''Tourist Trap''''' is a 1979 American SlasherMovie. It concerns a group of young adults who are stalked and killed by a mannequin-controlling telekinetic.

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'''''Tourist Trap''''' is a 1979 American SlasherMovie.SlasherMovie starring Creator/ChuckConnors and Tanya Roberts. It concerns a group of young adults who are stalked and killed by a mannequin-controlling telekinetic.


* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:While the killer is taken down, the FinalGirl is driven completely insane by the film's events, and drives away with the mannequins of her dead friends.]]
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:While he spends the first two-thirds of the film blaming the killings on his brother, seemingly kindly old man Mr. Slausen is the true killer.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:While [[spoiler: While the killer is taken down, the FinalGirl is driven completely insane by the film's events, and drives away with the mannequins of her dead friends.]]
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:While [[spoiler: While he spends the first two-thirds of the film blaming the killings on his brother, seemingly kindly old man Mr. Slausen is the true killer.]]



* ItWorksBetterWithBullets: When Slausen leaves Molly outside while he looks for the killer, the villain confronts her and she shoots him with a shotgun he left her, which turns out to be loaded with blanks. [[spoiler:Immediately after, Slausen reveals that he was the killer all along.]]

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* ItWorksBetterWithBullets: When Slausen leaves Molly outside while he looks for the killer, the villain confronts her and she shoots him with a shotgun he left her, which turns out to be loaded with blanks. [[spoiler:Immediately [[spoiler: Immediately after, Slausen reveals that he was the killer all along.]]



* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler: After taking down the killer, FinalGirl Molly snaps from seeing all her friends killed and is last seen driving down the highway with mannequins of all of them, laughing wildly.]]



* SlashersPreferBlondes: Subverted. The blonde Molly survives while her two brunette friends do not.

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* SlashersPreferBlondes: Subverted. The Played straight with the first onscreen death being a blond guy, but subverted with the blonde Molly who survives while her two brunette friends do not.

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* SlashersPreferBlondes: Subverted. The blonde Molly survives while her two brunette friends do not.

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* MarketBasedTitle: Released theatrically in Britain (as a DoubleFeature with ''{{Film/Phantasm}}'') in 1982 as ''Nightmare Of Terror''.


It was distributed on VHS by Creator/{{Paramount}}.

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It was distributed on VHS by Creator/{{Paramount}}.
Creator/{{Paramount}}. In 2012, it was given the Podcast/RiffTrax treatment.

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[[caption-width-right:183:Every year young people disappear]]

'''''Tourist Trap''''' is a 1979 American SlasherMovie. It concerns a group of young adults who are stalked and killed by a mannequin-controlling telekinetic.

It was distributed on VHS by Creator/{{Paramount}}.

Not to be confused with [[WebOriginal/TouristTrap the Original Character Tournament]].
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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Mr. Slausen]] is the killer.
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Mr. Slausen's brother Davey, whom we have been lead to believe is the killer for most of the film, was actually murdered by his brother, the true killer.]]
* DoubleMeaningTitle: Referencing the film's kitschy tourist attraction setting, and the fact that the tourists are trapped with the killer.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:While the killer is taken down, the FinalGirl is driven completely insane by the film's events, and drives away with the mannequins of her dead friends.]]
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:While he spends the first two-thirds of the film blaming the killings on his brother, seemingly kindly old man Mr. Slausen is the true killer.]]
* FrightDeathtrap: The killer kills one victim by covering her face in mannequin plastic, which makes her unable to breathe as it dries, and waits for her heart to burst from fear.
* HumanResources: The killer makes his mannequins by covering his victims' bodies in plastic.
* ItWorksBetterWithBullets: When Slausen leaves Molly outside while he looks for the killer, the villain confronts her and she shoots him with a shotgun he left her, which turns out to be loaded with blanks. [[spoiler:Immediately after, Slausen reveals that he was the killer all along.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMen: The killer wears a CreepyDoll mask.
* MindOverMatter: The killer has telekinesis as his WeaponOfChoice.
* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: The killer acts like the mannequins he makes from his victims are a very large family, giving them voices via telepathy.
* MurderousMannequin: The killer likes to torment his victims via his mannequins before killing them.
* MyCarHatesMe: Our victim pool are trapped in a ClosedCircle by their car breaking down. It's heavily implied that this was telepathically caused by the killer.
* ThePlace
* SexSlave: [[spoiler:The killer decides to make the FinalGirl into one of these and keep her forever.]]
* SkinnyDipping: The only {{Fanservice}} in the film is one scene where the entire female cast swims naked in a woodland lake.
* VillainOpeningScene: The killer tormenting a guy who wanted to use his phone.
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