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Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
The Trap Door was a claymation-style animated television series, originally shown in the United Kingdom in 1984. The plot revolves around both the daily lives and the misadventures of a group of monsters living in a castle. Although the emphasis was on humour and the show was marketed as a children's programme but also for famliy entertainment, the show drew much from the genres of horror and dark fantasy. The show has since become a cult favourite and remains one of the most widely recognised kids' shows of the 1980s.

The Trap Door - Breakfast Time
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Very interesting show.

I've always been a fan of claymation with "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and "Mr. Bill" from Saturday Night Live fame leading the way.

Oh and the "Everybody Wants Some" scene from "Better Off Dead" is way cool.

On a darker note.. how about Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Corpse Bride"?
Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
Oh yeah. That was brilliant. Amazing how fluid it is. You expect stop/start in the movement but that was very minimal in that.
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
Just picked up the DVD:

Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
I have watched The Trap Door. It is a delightful series.
Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
This was a children's television show in the 80's.

It was sinister and unsettling at the time, and it's called, ...... Chocky. It was about a friendship between and boy and an alien from outer space.

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