Crawlspace

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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, gruesome torture and clever traps. The whole nasty situation comes to a head when a Nazi hunter begins to trail him. Although the doctor himself was never a Nazi, his father was a wanted war criminal. Later it is revealed that the physician feels that he is predestined to follow in his father's grisly footsteps. He proves this after every killing when he plays a game of Russian roulette with his revolver. Each empty chamber is an affirmation that he is doing what he should. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Cast

Klaus Kinski
as Dr. Karl Gunther
Talia Balsam
as Lori Bancroft
Barbara Whinnery
as Harriet Watkins
Sally Brown
as Martha White
Carole Francis
as Jessica Marlow
Carol Francis
as Jessica Marlow
Tane
as Sophie Fisher
Jack Heller
as Alfred Lassiter
Kenneth Robert Shippy
as Joseph Steiner
Tane McClure
as Sophie Fisher
David Abbott
as Hank Peterson
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  • Feb 15, 2013
    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.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Mar 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.
    Jonathan H Super Reviewer
  • May 07, 2011
    What a waste of time! Don't trust in the trailer, it is misleading
    John M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2010
    CRAWLSPACE (1986) Written & Directed by David Schmoeller. I love this film!! Would you rent a room from this man? Kinski is at his insane, mad best, crawling through the ventilation pipes with a look of manic intensity on his face as he silently approaches his next unsuspecting victim.. Unforgettable! I love the trailer tagline for this film : "BETWEEN THE WALLS & HELL...CRAWLSPACE!" ***3 & a half out of 5 stars***
    mirabella 1 Super Reviewer

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