Written by Scotty
Everybody loves to hear stories about their favorite stars in Hollywood. Finding out the deep dark secrets about how they lived and what they did to get their most famous roles amazes us all. With all that goes on behind the scenes that us as fans are not privy to, stories are all we have to humanize these people that we idolize on the big screen.
Ultra Studios is one of those places where you are able to take a tour and find out some the stories of your favorite stars from over the years. A group of strangers are along for the ride as they are loaded into their little cart and taken around each of the old stages. The group seems to be very intrigued by one lot that looks to be off limits, the house of horrors from Desmond Hacker’s "Hysteria". This movie made millions for the studio and is one of their prized lots and is not open to the common tour groups, but the guide is convinced by the group to allow them entrance.
Entering the old house, the group is disappointed by the lack of upkeep the studio has placed in the old house of horrors. The group is given full access to the house, with only one stipulation, not to touch anything. Even with the group trying to obey the rules, they find that they have been trapped in the old house with no way to exit. Ending up in the main room from the movie "Hysteria", the tour guide is unable to find the exit as well, but comes up with the idea that follows what happened in the movie, have all of the guests tell their own scary stories.
Although Desmond Hacker has been considered dead for many years, his spirit may still inhabit the house and allow the group to leave if they are able to play by the rules. Telling a scary story is not enough, it has to be a true story as well. Even though the guests are hesitant, they let out their darkest secrets. Ranging from a flawed boob job, loving a dead man, sleeping with a friend’s girlfriend and being starved by ones parents. The group lets out each of their stories to be released by the old house, but find that it is not the only thing that the old director wanted, he wants them to finish their stories.
Trapped Ashes follows a group of strangers as they are trapped in the "Hysteria" house until their host allows them to leave. Having to tell their true, scariest stories of their life, they have to deal with what that brings upon them. Not knowing who their host really is, or what his intentions could be, the group releases their deepest darkest stories that all have a twist and will leave the others to judge them until they can part ways. With their trusty tour guild to lead them down their new found path, the group finishes their tales, but finds that there is something else their host wants from them that they cannot provide.
One of those movies that provides a great twist to each story and the way it is told. Each story is specific to the individual and gives you a strange look into their lives which is this movie's allure. The things you find out from the stories will leave you in awe, as they seem to be unworldly but yet believable in the film and you will have to judge for yourself if they really fulfilled the houses need to be released. Starting from a story where a boob job went wrong and now the women’s breasts require blood to survive, you find out quickly that this movie will take you on a trip you never could see coming. Very enjoyable and takes you down many different genres of horror that keeps even the novice very happy. Stay Scared.