Despite fierce competition from a beautifully sunny weekend, sci-fi adventure film TIME TRAP opened to packed theaters and received tremendous praise from Seattle movie reviewers. No one could be happier than Olivia Draguicevich who celebrated her 16th birthday during the world premiere of the movie in which she stars as the younger sister to Cassidy Gifford’s character. Both girls are duped into joining two archaeology students played by Reiley McClendon and Brianne Howey who descend into a mysterious cave to find a favorite professor who has gone searching for the Fountain of Youth.
Time Trap “plays like a summer blockbuster and it’s quite honestly better than a lot of the stuff that’s thrown out there for mass consumption,” said TwoOhSix.com. “The science fiction adventure they have created may just have the smartest use of time that I have seen since Back to the Future. It’s amazing how simple the concept is once everything is revealed, partly because there are so many layers that have to be perfectly peeled away to get there.”
“The whole thing is just so much fun …Seriously, I was sad when it was over because I wanted to see more, but then again, the ending is about as satisfying as you would want it to be, especially for science fiction fans.”
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The producers chose a special location where the famous Hill Country meets the Chihuahuan Desert, about halfway between San Antonio and Big Bend National Park. Sitting on thousands of acres of limestone rich ranch country, they were fortunate to film below the surface of one of “Earth’s most revered underground treasures, The Caverns of Sonora.”
Internationally recognized as one of the “most beautiful show caves on the planet,” the director told Jeanne Jakle, of the San Antonio Express News “We also spent three-fourths of the shoot in caves; I think there were five total, including our biggest get: the Caverns of Sonora. This movie wouldn’t be what it is if they hadn’t come through for us to let us shoot there. They’re incredibly accommodating people.”
“A sci-fi time travel adventure, ‘Time Trap’ centers around a group of archeology students who trace their missing professor to a mysterious cave where a rift in the space-time continuum causes time to pass differently underground than on the surface.”
Part of the filming occurred in the Bronson Caves, known to many history buffs as the Batcave in the Batman television series in the 1960s. The caves are located in a section of Griffith Park near Hollywood that has become known as a filming location for many movies and TV shows, especially westerns and science fiction, from the early days of motion pictures to the present.
Other films shot there include The Scorpion King (2002), Army of Darkness (1992), Star Trek VI (1991), The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981), The Return of Dracula (1958), Atom Man vs. Superman (1949), Dick Tracy Returns (1938) and Zorro Rides Again (1937).