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Director: T. Michael
Cast: Kevin M. Glover, Steve Malis, Michael Capellupo, Kimberley Kates
Massacre Video / Not Rated / All Regions /Full Screen / 1.33:1 / 62 minutes
Extras: Video Interviews With Producer Kevin M. Glover And Actor Steve Malis / Extensive Four Page Liner Notes / Audio Commentary With Producer Kevin M. Glover And Actor Steve Malis / Trailers
I had no idea what I was in for when popping open my copy of Venus Flytrap. The cover design is very '80s. Throw in a statue and a fly, along with a creepy dude's face in the title's lettering, and I really don't know what I'm in for. Compared to its shot-on-video competition at the time, it's easy to see why Venus Flytrap went under-the-radar. You don't get the promise of blood, guts, lurid sex, and backyard nastiness most fans have come to expect from the genre. That said, Venus Flytrap is a horror all the way. This isn't a gore epic, or a shoddy piece of crap that's so-bad-it's-good. It's is a solid movie, period, and should be taken seriously. This entry in the SOV revival is premium grade nostalgia. It's also one of the darker old school horror movies I've seen in a while. So you still don't really know what this movie is about, do you? That's what I like best about Venus Flytrap. The story doesn't show its cards until much later in the film. Oh, feel the suspense.