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1970’s or early to mid 80’s thriller I think set in a basement with a man who suffocated his victims with plaster over their bodies slowly ending with covering their mouth and nose with plaster of some type? I remember as a small child watching a movie that still haunts me to this day. I want to rewatch it to understand what I could have possibly watched on TV as a child. I assume it was a movie and not a TV episode but I can’t be certain. My recollection was that it was long, like a movie.

Basically it was a thriller where the man would suffocate his victims by strapping them to a table and slowly covering up their whole body with some type of plaster-ish material and it would end in the death by suffocation by covering up the mouth and nose with this material.

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    Was there a science fiction or fantasy element to this, or more of a crime drama? If so, you may want to edit those details in. – Vanguard3000 Oct 22 '19 at 17:05
  • Can this question be reopened? I am quite certain Marcie is asking about the 1979 horror film "Tourist Trap" which does include a fantasy element -- telekinesis. A group of young people stumble upon an off-the-beaten-path tourist trap run by an old man (played by Chuck Connors). His home is filled with mannequins that move and talk. But these are no ordinary mannequins. He creates them through murder, covering his victims with plaster, suffocating them. He controls the mannequins through telekinesis, using them to terrorize and capture new victims. Full movie on youtube. – Tim Oct 23 '19 at 1:51
  • @Tim I’m voting to reopen this. – Stormblessed Oct 23 '19 at 3:19
  • @Marcie This is a Youtube link to the full movie "Tourist Trap". I think it is the scifi-horror film you asked about. You described a scene of the killer covering a young woman's face with plaster. That scene starts at the 44 minute mark. – Tim Oct 24 '19 at 16:09
  • I always took those scenes (mannequins moving) as the movie's protagonist hallucinating as she descends into madness. This movie runs a lot on rifftrax, so I've seen it more than a few times recently. It is no more sci-fi/fantasy than the movies it is apeing (Psycho / Texas Chainsaw Massacre) – rld Oct 25 '19 at 21:19