The Trap Door

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"Don't you open that trap door... cause there's something down there! woaahhh..."

The Trap Door is a British animated television series, originally shown in the United Kingdom in 1984. The plot revolves around the daily lives and the misadventures of a group of monsters living in a castle. Although the emphasis was on humor and the show was marketed as a children's program, it drew much from horror and dark fantasy. The show has since become a cult favorite and remains one of the most widely recognized family entertainment shows of the 1980s. Digital children's channel Pop started rerunning the show in 2010. Both seasons are currently available on iTunes and Amazon Prime Video.

Why it Rocks

  1. Catchy theme song.
  2. Good plots.
  3. Rogg is a good monster.
  4. Good voice acting from Willie Rushton and Nick Shipley.
  5. Very well done stop motion animation.

Bad Qualities

  1. Berk can be unlikable sometimes.
  2. Some scenes can give kids or anybody of their age nightmares.
  3. Sometimes when Berk talks, his mouth doesn't move. This is because they animated this show before recording any dialogue and improvised later on.


  1. Co-creator Terry Brain died on March 25, 2016 because of a two-year battle with cancer.
  2. Before Trap Door, Willie Rushton was a narrator for the Railway Series book from the "Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends" books.