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The People Under the Stairs (1991)

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Wendy Robie Wendy Robie
Woman
A.J. Langer A.J. Langer
Alice
Ving Rhames Ving Rhames
Leroy
Sean Whalen Sean Whalen
Roach
Bill Cobbs Bill Cobbs
Grandpa Booker
Kelly Jo Minter Kelly Jo Minter
Ruby Williams


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Wes Craven Wes Craven
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7 years, 5 months ago at Sep 10 19:56
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Initial Thought: I didn't watch a Wes Craven film in dedication to him yet. So I chose this one because it was in my queue. I've always been a little curious about it and it does have the awesome Ving Rhames. Anyways it has its mixed reviews, but I figured why not see for myself.

Characters/Acting: It doesn't have too many people I recognize other than by the films they are in. It doe... read more

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5 years ago at Feb 3 22:17
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I wasn't really sure what to expect from this movie but since I have a weak spot for Wes Craven's work, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, first of all, even though it had some creepy elements, especially its poster, to be honest, it wasn't really scary but it was still fairly entertaining. Anyway, eventually, even though half of it was pretty decent, the other half didn't work really well, ... read more
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Wes Craven, the director of The Serpent and the Rainbow and Shocker, locks you inside the most terrifying house on the street. Trapped inside a fortified home owned by a mysterious couple, a young boy is suddenly thrust into a nightmare. The boy quickly learns the true nature of the house's homicidal inhabitants and the secret creatures hidden deep within the house. Stunning visuals highlight this inventive film that the San Francisco Chronicle calls "Wes Craven's most satisfying movie."
Release date: 1 November 1991
UPC: 025192123726
Tags: Horror (19), 1991 (7), Cannibalism (7), Murder (6), Mental Illness (6), Money (5), Black Comedy (5), 1990s (5), Landlord (5), Thriller (4), Cellar (4), Comedy (3), House (3), Brother Sister Relationship (3), Child Abuse (3), Mansion (3), Spider (3), Disturbing (3), Cult Favorite (3), Cult Director (3)
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