Crawlspace Reviews

  • Oct 14, 2018

    this movie is so bad i would rather watch jay jay the jet plane than this

    this movie is so bad i would rather watch jay jay the jet plane than this

  • Dec 03, 2017

    creepy paranoid movie, similar to people under the stairs

    creepy paranoid movie, similar to people under the stairs

  • Mar 10, 2016

    Another Charles Band produced gem from the 1980s. I'd actually never seen this one before and always remember seeing the VHS box in the horror section with a creepy picture of star Klaus Kinski starring out at you. Mr. Kinski plays a creepy ex-Nazi who travels around his apartment building in the titular crawlspaces to spy on his neighbors and to do despicable things. Writer/Director David Schmoeller made a number of fun horror films for producer Band back in the day, including the original "Puppet Master" film and this film stands up as one of his better films, in large part thanks to the larger than life presence of Klaus Kinski. Schmoeller documented his troubles working with the notoriously difficult actor in a short film titled "Please Kill Mr. Kinski," which is what the crew implored the director to do throughout the filming of "Crawlspace." Schmoeller managed to complete the film without killing Kinski and the end result is a pretty entertaining low budget horror film. The great Pino Donaggio provided the film it's better-than-it-deserves score. Not a classic, but well worth watching of fans of this sort of thing.

    Another Charles Band produced gem from the 1980s. I'd actually never seen this one before and always remember seeing the VHS box in the horror section with a creepy picture of star Klaus Kinski starring out at you. Mr. Kinski plays a creepy ex-Nazi who travels around his apartment building in the titular crawlspaces to spy on his neighbors and to do despicable things. Writer/Director David Schmoeller made a number of fun horror films for producer Band back in the day, including the original "Puppet Master" film and this film stands up as one of his better films, in large part thanks to the larger than life presence of Klaus Kinski. Schmoeller documented his troubles working with the notoriously difficult actor in a short film titled "Please Kill Mr. Kinski," which is what the crew implored the director to do throughout the filming of "Crawlspace." Schmoeller managed to complete the film without killing Kinski and the end result is a pretty entertaining low budget horror film. The great Pino Donaggio provided the film it's better-than-it-deserves score. Not a classic, but well worth watching of fans of this sort of thing.

  • Mar 01, 2015

    Well this movie was fucked but at least it had a clear cut ending

    Well this movie was fucked but at least it had a clear cut ending

  • Dec 06, 2014

    Please Kill Mr Kinski. Hahaha! The notoriously difficult actor managed to posses director David Schmeoller to produce a short film on the exploits of Mr Kinski on set of "Crawlspace". Kinski is however a very gifted actor and this film remains interesting solely by his very presence. Kinski is quoted as saying on the set "Don't yell cut. Why do directors always yell cut? You will stop when I am finished."

    Please Kill Mr Kinski. Hahaha! The notoriously difficult actor managed to posses director David Schmeoller to produce a short film on the exploits of Mr Kinski on set of "Crawlspace". Kinski is however a very gifted actor and this film remains interesting solely by his very presence. Kinski is quoted as saying on the set "Don't yell cut. Why do directors always yell cut? You will stop when I am finished."

  • Nov 06, 2014

    True Klaus Kinski is a great actor, but this film really does not do it justice, the leitmotif of the character has too many holes, if he enjoys killing their victims do not understand the final crashing and why leaves threatening all meticulously displayed and built to rush to destroy his empire control. This film had a lot to give but ultimately just leaves a bad taste.

    True Klaus Kinski is a great actor, but this film really does not do it justice, the leitmotif of the character has too many holes, if he enjoys killing their victims do not understand the final crashing and why leaves threatening all meticulously displayed and built to rush to destroy his empire control. This film had a lot to give but ultimately just leaves a bad taste.

  • Oct 29, 2014

    I honestly don't think anyone could have gave a more disturbing performance then Klaus Kinski!

    I honestly don't think anyone could have gave a more disturbing performance then Klaus Kinski!

  • Oct 18, 2014

    CRAWLSPACE IS A GREAT HORROR FILM. KLAUS KINSKI'S PERFORMANCE AS THE DERANGED NAZI IS SPECTACULAR. ANY AND ALL FANS OF HORROR FILMS SHOULD SEE AND THIS FILM AND ADD THIS FILM TO THEIR COLLECTION. THIS FILM IS ALWAYS IN MY TOP 10 LIST BEST HORROR FILMS OF ALL TIME

    CRAWLSPACE IS A GREAT HORROR FILM. KLAUS KINSKI'S PERFORMANCE AS THE DERANGED NAZI IS SPECTACULAR. ANY AND ALL FANS OF HORROR FILMS SHOULD SEE AND THIS FILM AND ADD THIS FILM TO THEIR COLLECTION. THIS FILM IS ALWAYS IN MY TOP 10 LIST BEST HORROR FILMS OF ALL TIME

  • Jun 28, 2014

    David Schmoeller (Puppetmaster, Tourist Trap), did a good job writing and directing this flick. Not the best film, but it had its key moments of shock, suspense and etc. but this film failed to have what every horror movie needs... Scares! Yes, this movie is entertaining, but its not at all scary or frightening.

    David Schmoeller (Puppetmaster, Tourist Trap), did a good job writing and directing this flick. Not the best film, but it had its key moments of shock, suspense and etc. but this film failed to have what every horror movie needs... Scares! Yes, this movie is entertaining, but its not at all scary or frightening.

  • May 11, 2014

    Crawlspace spins a yarn about an insane landlord (Klaus Kinski) who's keeping too much of a close eye on the female tenants in his apartment building... so much so that he's using hidden crawlspaces throughout the building to keep watch of every move that they make. The film was directed by David Schmoeller, there's a terrific score by the great Pino Donaggio and special makeup effects were done by John Carl Buechler. Klaus Kinski gives a chilling performance as a former Nazi obsessed with killing off his renters. I wouldn't consider Crawlspace so much a horror movie as I would a thriller. For the most part, there isn't a whole lot of hack and slash. The film feels almost claustrophobic in some ways and almost Wes Craven-ish in nature. I also got a Peeping Tom vibe from it, as well. It doesn't come off like a lot of thrillers and horror movies from around that timeframe, which makes it a little more interesting. It's a B movie, there's no two ways about it, but considering that the director had to work with the notoriously-difficult-to-work-with Kinski and got the film to come off as well as it did, is a feat in and of itself.

    Crawlspace spins a yarn about an insane landlord (Klaus Kinski) who's keeping too much of a close eye on the female tenants in his apartment building... so much so that he's using hidden crawlspaces throughout the building to keep watch of every move that they make. The film was directed by David Schmoeller, there's a terrific score by the great Pino Donaggio and special makeup effects were done by John Carl Buechler. Klaus Kinski gives a chilling performance as a former Nazi obsessed with killing off his renters. I wouldn't consider Crawlspace so much a horror movie as I would a thriller. For the most part, there isn't a whole lot of hack and slash. The film feels almost claustrophobic in some ways and almost Wes Craven-ish in nature. I also got a Peeping Tom vibe from it, as well. It doesn't come off like a lot of thrillers and horror movies from around that timeframe, which makes it a little more interesting. It's a B movie, there's no two ways about it, but considering that the director had to work with the notoriously-difficult-to-work-with Kinski and got the film to come off as well as it did, is a feat in and of itself.