Trapped by the Mormons

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58

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

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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
    70
    There is some very un-Mormon gender bending going on here.
  4. 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. 30
    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
  1. Sid
    Jan 5, 2006
    10
    Did you know this is based on a true story?
  2. BuddyB.
    Dec 27, 2005
    10
    This movie ruled in a deep and meaingful way. Don't miss a chance to see it.
  3. JoshuaB.
    Sep 10, 2007
    8
    The review from Salon says it best, I think -- it's a one-joke film, but it's a pretty darn funny joke.
  4. MichaelT.
    Dec 25, 2005
    6
    A bit slow moving and obvious, but the make-up efffects, set pieces, and stylized acting will at least hold your interest for a bit. A "zero" A bit slow moving and obvious, but the make-up efffects, set pieces, and stylized acting will at least hold your interest for a bit. A "zero" rating from other posters is just harsh and a touch ignorant. Expand
  5. Alma
    Dec 16, 2005
    0
    At least for me, the part where the undead Joseph Smith and a blood-sucking Steve Young showed up with a hord of brain-washed poligamist At least for me, the part where the undead Joseph Smith and a blood-sucking Steve Young showed up with a hord of brain-washed poligamist wives to combat same-sex marriages and alcoholism seemed a bit forced. Expand
  6. DanielL.
    Dec 20, 2005
    0
    Really Lame.
  7. EthanJ.
    Oct 3, 2006
    0
    This is NOT based on a true story, as Sid claims above. Don't believe all the nonsense people fling your way. This is someone's This is NOT based on a true story, as Sid claims above. Don't believe all the nonsense people fling your way. This is someone's [rehashed] attempt at funnily mocking Mormon culture. The true irony here, though, is that Mormons are nothing like they are portrayed in this sad excuse for a movie or any other anti-Mormon propaganda films, for that matter. This is 70 minutes of your life you'll never get back. Expand

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