Welcome back to another installment of Death Scenes We Love, Horror Squad's regular feature chronicling some of the best violent death sequences in the history of horror cinema. Be sure to check past installments to catch up on what you might have missed.

Today we head back to Japan to take a look at one of the most infamous clips from Toshiharu Ikeda's 1988 slasher film Evil Dead Trap. Needless to say, this title doesn't feature an appearance from Bruce Campbell, nor does anyone read from The Necronomicon. Instead, Ikeda's film is a mean-spirited and sleazy slasher flick that clearly draws inspiration from the cinema of Dario Argento, with nods to the films of Cronenberg and Frank Henenlotter tossed in to the third act. It has an "out of left field" conclusion, but for two acts, Evil Dead Trap is one of the coolest slasher flicks I've ever seen. It's gory and violent and features a wealth of classic murder scenes. We'll be discussing the best of the bunch in just a moment.

Before we do that, here's what the film is about: When late night talk show host Nami (Miyuki Ono) gets a videotape submission for her program, she pops it into the VCR to see what one of her fans has sent her. What she discovers is far more than she'd bargained for-the tape contains footage of an Asian woman being brutally murdered in an abandoned building.

If that weren't enough, the assailant is even kind enough to videotape driving directions to his location-apparently in the hopes that Nami will come pay him a visit. Not one to pass up a potentially good news story, Nami grabs three of her girlfriends and an assistant director and heads off to the location. It's a decision that will have life-altering repercussions...

Jump past the break for the scene breakdown and the clip.
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