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  • Summary: A hauntingly hip and hilarious remake of the 1922 cult horror classic, Trapped by the Mormons. (Cherry Red Productions)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. 75
    Beware of blood-sucking Mormons! At least that's the tongue-in-cheek message in Trapped by the Mormons, a campy sendup shot as a 1920s silent movie.
  2. 70
    Director Ian Allen (a longtime playwright and stage director) has lovingly re-created the look and indeed narrative style of silent film -- and he's from Salt Lake City, so if he says Mormons are vampires with hypnotic powers, who am I to argue? I suppose this is a one-note joke, more in the style of '70s avant-garde camp than anything else. But, hey, at least it's a funny joke.
  3. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    There is some very un-Mormon gender bending going on here.
  4. 63
    The product of this ingenuity is a slight spin on an obscure motion-picture artifact, but it's surprisingly artfully done.
  5. 60
    While positioned firmly as camp, the new Trapped by the Mormons is a surprisingly faithful rendering--at least until the flesh-eating zombies show up.
  6. Reviewed by: Nathan Lee
    This kind of thing might tickle a drunk, way off Broadway audience, but on screen it merely shows the futility of following in the faux-silent footsteps of the director Guy Maddin.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7