Snuff Trap is a 2003 Italian horror thriller written and directed by Bruno Mattei [as Pierre Le Blanc] (Hell of the Living Dead; Rats: Night of Terror; Cruel Jaws; Zombies: The Beginning), with producer Giovanni Paolucci (Cannibal World; Island of the Living Dead; Dracula 3D) taking co-story credit.
Carla Solaro, Gabriele Gori, Carlo Mucari, Federica Garuti, Anita Auer, Achille Brugnini, Albert Ruocco, Valerio Alessandrini, Raul Tilli.
In Paris, Michelle, is married to a rich French politician. She has a daughter from a previous relationship, Lauren who, having visited an upmarket nightclub, suddenly disappears. Michelle’s self-centred husband tells her she can’t inform the police because any scandalous situation might be detrimental to his political ambitions.
A private investigator discovers that Lauren has been kidnapped by an international gang who makes snuff movies. The detective drops the case, however, because he fears for his life. So, Michelle begins her own investigation and goes undercover in the sleazy underworld of Amsterdam and Hamburg…
“The lighting is flat and the acting suffers from being dubbed by other actors. But Mattei gets things going, and even if it’s a boring mission to rip-off 8mm with a DV camera and a very low budget, he’s doing a very fine job with giving the movie a nice pace and even if it’s filled with a lot of footage of people walking, it’s not boring…” Ninja Dixon
“… the film itself is silly and great fun for both all the right and wrong reasons. Far from being shocked the viewer may find the effect of the actual money shot is to smile along with the daftness of it all rather than recoil in the intended horror.” Nigel Maskell, Italian Film Review
“The movie isn’t as gory as its snuff theme would have you believe, but … how could anyone possibly claim that Bruno Mattei sold out in later years like plenty of his peers did?” Rosso Sangue Reviews