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Crawlspace (1986)

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Release Date: May 21, 1986 Wide

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A homicidal maniac doctor specializes in murder and owns a peaceful boarding house for lovely aspiring actresses. They feel safe and comfortable there. Little do they know, the good-doctor is getting his jollies by crawling through narrow spaces between the walls peeking at them through the heating vents. Sometimes he likes to shake the women up by making scary noises in the vents and blaming them on rats. The poor women also do not know that he is also a sadistic killer with a taste for slow,

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Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense

David Schmoeller

MGM

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While there's always intrinsic interest in watching the unhinged Klaus Kinski in action (whether while delivering a performance or in behind-the-scenes footage), even his bizarre behavior can't elevate this truly atrocious film.

April 18, 2014 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

Crawlspace is kind of a mess, albeit a thoroughly fascinating one.

December 30, 2013 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

Crawlspace revels in its sadistic oddities, but it falls short of true suspense except for at a few key moments.

December 18, 2013 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

A no-budget, no thrills sci-fi horror that probably should have stayed buried.

November 1, 2012 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Distinguishes itself only through the masterful creepy performance by Klaus Kinski.

January 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Claustrophobic, but without much imagination.

November 28, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

This is why you need heating ducts that are narrower than Klaus Kinski.

July 26, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Crawlspace

I was really enjoying this movie and Kinski until the little twist we learn about his character makes it all very cliche by the end. Still, it's worth watching, Kinski plays a real psycho, and that's always entertaining, I think. It's a pretty good scary flick.
February 15, 2013
ajv2688

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All you need to know is that Klaus Kinski plays a psychotic Nazi landlord. That will either intrigue you, or it won't. As you can see, I'm in the former category.
March 24, 2012
JonathanHutchings
Jonathan Hutchings

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Here's a stretch: Klaus Kinski plays a psychopathic landlord that stalks his beautiful tenants and uses Jews in his experiments that would make the Fuhrer proud. yes, there is a gimp.
April 10, 2008
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