The Angel trap was designed so you can live after it goes off. More than one person figured out a way to get the key and survive. While the needle put was awful to watch it wasn’t as deadly. If she would’ve thought before shoving her arms into the razors or used her other hand to push away the blades she might have gotten out.
***I'm simply talking about the traps not the stress behind it.
I think The Dead Zone is one that is overlooked but has become highly relevant in recent years. While written in 1979, the themes haven’t aged. Politics have stayed the same and America’s need to be heard is just as real today.