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½ October 27, 2012
A sicko former doctor (who practiced euthanasia) and current landlord who spies on his female tenants from the crawlspace of the house and occasionally kills them or their house guests. May cause you to think twice about renting.
July 29, 2012
Should have been called "Ventilation Shaft" but yeah not very good. The film seemed to revolve around the main villain being crazy and messed up rather than crazy messed up stuff happening to his victims.
½ July 25, 2012
I think if the movie is tweeked better, with a great director, and a good cast this would make a good remake.
April 1, 2012
He seduces them in his mind.
Super Reviewer
½ March 24, 2012
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.
February 9, 2012
Ridiculously awful. A mishmash of genres and styles that has absolutely no idea what it wants to be with the worst T&A ever - even for gratuitous nudity the little bit in the movie was bad (and come on, how can hot naked girls be bad???). Take the worst elements from the worst sorority horror, Nazi hunters, demented doctor, caged victim films blend randomly and it will still be better than this. You can safely skip this movie
January 26, 2012
Brilliant European horror with a great Kinski performance!
November 5, 2011
Stay away from the "Violent Cult Horror Films of the 1980s" category on Netflix.
October 11, 2011
THe actors deserve better than this pathetic film.
Super Reviewer
½ October 9, 2011
What a waste of time! Don't trust in the trailer, it is misleading
September 26, 2011
If you like Klaus Kinski creeping around in crawlspaces, keeping chicks in cages, and killing co-eds, this could be considered a classic!
Super Reviewer
½ August 13, 2011
Silly, unbelievable, slow moving... but Kinski makes it worth the watch.
July 23, 2011
i wasnt paying too much attention the first time i saw this, hope i can give it another viewing for reviewing(;
½ June 27, 2011
Imagine its the mid-1980's. The Future Director of "Puppetmaster" and producer Charles Band (for those who don't recognize the name, imagine a hackier Roger Corman with a yen for tiny little monsters) have just done a fuck-ton of blow, but that was probably the sort of thing they did every Thursday.
Charles Band: "David, we've signed Klaus Kinski to do a picture with you."
The Future Director of "Puppetmaster" is speechless. There are stars in his eyes: his film school daydreams have come to miraculous fruition. Kinski, a living legend of the cinema, in his little movie! Yes, things are coming up roses for the Future Director of "Puppetmaster".
CB: "Filming starts in a week. Now man up and snort this line."
Future Director of "Puppetmaster": "Charlie, this is fantastic. You are a prince among men. This could be our ticket to the big leagues. How did you get a star like Klaus Kinski to come work for us?"
Charles Band does not mention that this late in his career and probably at the height of a lifetime of craziness, Kinksi could probably be coerced to star in a picture with an offer of, I dunno, a dose of methadone and a piece of raw meat.
FDo"P": "I'm so nervous about filming. I haven't even seen the script yet."
CB: "Oh. Hey, David, the thing is... we really don't have a script."
Again the Future Director of "Puppetmaster" is speechless, as his film school daydreams suffer a meteroric rise and fall in the space of a minute. There is a sort of awkward silence for a bit. Charles Band snorts a few lines and gets really pumped. Finally...
FDo"P" (speaking down in a scared-baby voice, like Tippi Hedren at the end of "Marnie". Hey man, you should go watch "Marnie" again, you know? Except this time, stooooonnned): "No script?"
CB: "Well, there was one. But it was about a mad Nazi scientist, posing as a mild-mannered landlord, raising an army of mutant midget Nazis. And with the puppeteers on strike... [What, you kids don't recall the Great Puppeteer Strike of 1984? Psshh. It was the beginning of the end for Sid and Marty Krofft, some say... Anywho...] Well, its just not viable for filming. You'll have to come up with something on the fly."
FDo"P" (again with the scared baby voice): "On the fly?"
CB: "David, stop this mishigas. Look on the bright side. You've got Klaus Kinski. What more can you need in a horror movie? Dress him up like a Nazi. Have him smear himself with lipstick and eyeliner like a drunken prozzie. He won't mind. Film him oogling his buxom female co-stars as they undress."
Both men are visibly disturbed by this last image.
FDo"P": "You think they'll really undress in front of Klaus Kinski?"
CB: "Of course they won't. You'll have to coax him into the crawlspace where they can't see him."
Thus inspiration hit like a lightning bolt. "Midget Nazis" was rechristened "Crawlspace". Charles Band and the Future Director of "Puppetmaster" furiously snorted some more coke and bounded into the air, bumping chests triumphantly, and a rainbow descended upon Charles Band's east LA penthouse (don't knock it, the rent is reasonable) and with it the fruits of prosperity. The end.
June 27, 2011
In a performance both nuanced and frightening, Klaus Kinski helps prove that Charles Band's Empire Pictures films were light-years ahead of his later Full Moon work....
June 20, 2011
THe actors deserve better than this pathetic film.
½ May 14, 2011
Due to this movie I have a great fear of people crawling around in my heating/AC ducts so I always check them before & after moving into a new apt lolz. Klaus was underused, he could have been much more creepier.
November 30, 2010
Klaus Kinski is sufficiently creepy, but in the end this turns out to be rather much a dud.
November 30, 2010
Kinski plays a landlord who spies on his female tennants and plots to kill them off as well as their male associates! Kinski is his usual weird self which makes him very watchable
October 2, 2010
Crawlspace has an awesome premise: Klaus Kinski plays a psychotic, German landlord who captures his female tenants and tortures them as part of his obsession with his father's Nazi past. Kinski brings a twisted intensity and bizarre sense of his humor to his character, and the film does feature some genuinely twisted plot elements, but it fails to ever coalesce into something memorable. Ultimately, it feels like a film that wasted the presence of one of the greatest madmen to ever grace the silver screen. Still, it is a fun piece of slasher/serial killer cinema that never quite achieves its potential but proves entertaining nonetheless.
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