Shot on video in 1990 by cult filmmaker James Bryan, the exploitation thriller Jungle Trap remained unfinished for more than 25 years until Joseph A. Ziemba and his colleagues at the Austin-based Bleeding Skull! Video discovered its existence and persuaded the Texas-based director to turn over the footage to them so they complete his last film. Austin’s Don Swaynos edited the film while Ziemba reconstructed and remastered the audio and composed the score with his and Annie Choi’s band, Taken by Savages. Zach Carlson also contribute to the project. Bryan, who is best known for directing Don’t Go Into the Woods, This ghost story follows an expedition into a threatened South American rainforest. Things turn deadly when the party stumbles upon a hotel that was thought to be destroyed year earlier. Jungle Trap received its world premiere during last year’s Fantastic Fest. James Bryan, the director of Lady Street Fighter, Don’t Go in the Woods, The Executioner Part II and Hell Rider, will attend the 7 p.m. July 23 screening of Jungle Trap at the Alamo South Lamar with star Heidi Ahn. Jungle Trap will be available on DVD and VHS on July 26 via Mondo Video.
Aired: July 20, 2017