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Witchtrap is kind of your prototypical 1980s supernatural horror flick that has its moments though only enjoyable for its silliness and hackneyed acting, but there’s an audience for it and you can’t go wrong with it.

 

 

Witchtrap
(1989)

Genre(s): Horror, Supernatural
Vinegar Syndrome | NR – 91 min. – $32.98 | March 28, 2017

Date Published: 04/19/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Kevin Tenney
Writer(s): Kevin Tenney (written by)
Cast: Linnea Quigley, James Quinn, Kathleen Bailey, Judy Tatum, Hal Havins, Rob Zapple
DISC INFO:
Features:
Commentary, Interviews, Short Film, Still Gallery, Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 36.2 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


For years, the Lauder House has been plagued by strange and violent occurrences. Unexplained deaths and seemingly supernatural activities have scared away all prospective tenants and buyers, but now its owners have decided to turn the old mansion into a bed and breakfast. Follow a team of paranormal experts as they attempt to remove the demonic forces and change the property of all evil, through the use of a special device designed to lure in and trap evil spirits. But as soon as they arrive the violence begins again, as members of the team begin to meet increasingly bloody fates…

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 3.0/5


Audio Commentary – Director Kevin Tenney, Producer Dan Duncan, Cinematographer Tom Jewett and Actor Hal Havins sit down and recount making Witchtrap providing some anecdotal stories on location.

Video/Audio Interviews (HD):

  • Director Kevin Tenney (Video) (23:36)
  • Actress Linnea Quigley (Video) (13:40)
  • Cinematographer Tom Jewett (Video) (15:09)
  • Special Effects Supervisor Tassilo Baur (Video) (17:11)
  • Makeup Artist Judy Yonemoto (Audio)
  • Music Composer Michael Tenney (Audio)

Also included: Witchtrap Video Trailer (2:55; SD), Book of Joe Short Film (23:23; SD), Alternate Ending for Book of Joe (3:44; SD), Production/Still Gallery.

 


VIDEO – 3.0/5


Witchtrap comes to Blu-ray courtesy of Vinegar Syndrome and is presented with a 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a MPEG-4 AVC encoded 1080p high-definition transfer. I suppose this looks as good as it ever will for what was presumably low budget, independent supernatural horror movie. Still, this did get a new transfer culled from a 2K scan from the 35mm Interpositive. Colors generally look fine though not vibrant (better than being artificially pumped up) and detail is decent enough even with some heavy natural grain.

AUDIO – 3.0/5


The disc has a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 channel track. It sounds pretty good for the most part where dialogue levels sounded fairly clear and clean throughout and any other aspects, like the music/score and the supernatural noises, makes fine usage of both channels. It’s nothing amazing but, as with the picture, it’s at least a respectable lossless track.

 


OVERALL – 2.5/5


Overall, Witchtrap is kind of your prototypical 1980s supernatural horror flick that has its moments though only enjoyable for its silliness and hackneyed acting, but there’s an audience for it and you can’t go wrong with it. This Blu-ray released through Vinegar Syndrome offers satisfactory video and audio transfers and some okay selection of bonus features.

 

 

 

 

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