Terror Trap is a pointless horror flick that borrows completely from Vacancy and Hostel. The movie tells the story of a bickering couple that wind up in a backwoods motel, where they are terrorized by sadistic men as their ordeal is caught on camera for others.
The movie is painfully unoriginal, filled with tedious dialogue, and is riddled with plot holes. Michael Madsen, easily the best-known actors in the film, phones in his performance for an easy check. Jeff Fahey turns up the volume on his performance as one of the film's bad guys, but neither his performance nor Madsen's are enough to salvage the movie.
Once in a while, I discover a hidden gem amongst low-budget horror flicks that go straight to video. Terror Trap is not one of them. It's not worth a rental, so I can't imagine why anyone would actually buy the DVD. If you're a diehard fan of Jeff Fahey, or wouldn't mind a Vacancy rip-off, it's worth a watch. Otherwise, renting it is a complete waste of time.