‘It’s hunting season’
Foxtrap aka Fox Trap is a 2016 British slasher horror feature film directed by Jamie Weston (shorts: Sinners; Tales from the Apocalypse: Silent Dawn) from a screenplay written by producer Scott Jeffrey (The Bad Nun; The House on Elm Lake; Unhinged). The Proportion Productions movie stars Becky Fletcher, Klariza Clayton, Alex Sawyer, and Kate Greer.
Eight years after a terrible accident caused by a prank that went wrong left a young girl disabled, the group responsible are invited to a remote manor house in the countryside for a class reunion. Little do they know, they are being targeted by a masked maniac hell-bent on revenge…
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“The discrepancies were distracting, and the plot was super predictable. The brutality and gore were missing, and the disregard for forensic science and police investigations to prove or disprove crimes was maddening as well. This film’s saving grace was its cinematography and score, but even the soundtrack got a little silly towards the end…” Cryptic Rock
“Eventually the plot twists and reveals you’re anticipating are introduced, but they don’t have any really exciting set pieces or chases to hold them together inside the flimsy narrative. It’s desperately in need of some personality or even just some good old cheesiness to be injected to the proceedings, but it’s consistently bland and tedious.” Horror Cult Films
“Fox Trap is a run of the mill-masked-stalker-in-the-house film with only a small amount of suspense and no truly memorable horror moments. There is nothing to distinguish it from the myriad of other horror movies being released, or as a loving salute to slashers past.” The Movie Waffler
“A throwback to the classic 80’s slasher film, Fox Trap succeeds in replicating the feel of the genre in a modern setting. Mixing some traditional elements of the slasher, with some creative twists, it keeps you guessing up to the climactic conclusion.” Nerdly
Cast and characters:
- Becky Fletcher … Frankie Hollingsway – Unhinged; Deadly Waters
- Klariza Clayton … Emma – Blood Money; Young Dracula TV series
- Alex Sawyer … Niall
- Kate Greer [aka Kate Lister] … Connie – Curse of the Scarecrow; Unhinged
- Therica Wilson-Read … Anna
- Julia Eringer … Dina – The Missing Knife; Vampire Gang Origins
- Carey Thring … Ray
- Richard Summers-Calvert … Josh
- Tara MacGowran … Miss Johnson
- Georgina Dugdale … Lorraine Mayfield
- Shelley Lankovits … Jess
- Charlene Cooper … Ali
- Tony Manders … Inspector Davies – The Young Cannibals; Dogged; 12 Deaths of Christmas aka Mother Krampus; The House on Elm Lake
The film has its world premiere at the Bram Stoker International Film Festival in Whitby on 28th October 2016.
A Sony DVD was released on 13 February 2017, in the UK.
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