Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The best Houdini movie without Houdini

I can't believe I've never blogged about the 1982 movie Death Trap starring Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve. Based on a hit play by Ira Levin, it features a major nod to Houdini having to do with a pair of handcuffs. In fact, the cuffs are integral to the plot. But I won't say anything more because if you've never seen Death Trap, don't Google it! Just sit down and enjoy one of my all time favorite twisty thrillers. It's the best Houdini movie without Houdini.



  1. I went through a Michael Caine phase many years ago and watched this but can't remember it at all. Guess I better rewatch it!

    1. It's worth a rewatch!

      Did you watch Educating Rita as part of your Michael Caine festival? Also one of my favorites.