Trapped Ashes
Trapped Ashes (2006)

The traditional horror anthology makes a triumphant comeback in this collection of four frightfully horrific tales from directors Monte Hellman, Ken Russell, Sean S. Cunningham, John Gaeta, and Joe Dante. When seven strangers accept a… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
DVD Release Date: July 15, 2008
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Dennis Bartok writes this lackluster anthology of four juvenile horror stories dripping with sexual dread and goofball gore.

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Dennis Harvey

Pairing cult directors with macabre omnibus material is always a tasty proposition, but the results disappoint in Trapped Ashes, a quartet of mildly sexed-up, unscary horror tales with a unifying wraparound story.

Staci Layne Wilson

As is usually the case with these things, Trapped Ashes is a mixed bag - but worth a look for genre fans.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Gross-out comedy about male discomfort with female sexuality dominates this horror anthology scripted by Dennis Bartok.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

Only fitfully entertaining.

Steve Biodrowski

Any film that let's Ken Russell direct an episode about killer breasts deserves some kind of credit, almost regardless of the results.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

With its gore-comix sensibility and self-conscious flashes of nudity, Trapped Ashes clunks along, and (to be completely petty) never really overcomes its clunky title.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's great to see the return of Hellman, even if this film's pathetic theatrical release and dismal reception make it unlikely we'll see much more of him anytime soon.

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Lucius Gore

Ultimately, I'd recommend this film for fans of anthology horror films, but it's far from a classic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 15% Flixster User Reviews
Curtis Lilly
Woa. Talk about some twisted crap. A handful of interesting ideas, but also several scenes which had me wanting to puke (an uncommon thing for me). I guess… More
Christopher Brown
Ho hum anthology film where some great directors are given sub par material to work with. The script brings this stuff down to below amateur level.
Jacob Palacio
Boring, Bad Acting, Poorly Filmed, this film just isn't that great. There's not one thing that caught my attention, not one. I didn't really like… More
Leo L
Quite good! Here is one that is definitely worth seeing. Interesting cast.