Don't Look in the Basement (1973) - Rotten Tomatoes

Don't Look in the Basement (1973)





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In this horror film, the strange policies of a mental institution lead to the death of its director. However, when his assistant takes over the management of the asylum, the patients begin to die off in grisly and gruesome ways.

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Anne MacAdams
as Dr. Geraldine S. Masters
Rosie Holotik
as Nurse Charlotte Beale
Gene Ross
as Judge Oliver W. Cameron
Jessie Lee Fulton
as Jane St. Claire
Camilla Carr
as Harriet
Hugh Feagin
as Sgt. Jaffee
Rhea Macadams
as Mrs. Callingham
Robert Dracup
as Ray Daniels
Mike Harvey
as Dr. Stephens
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Critic Reviews for Don't Look in the Basement

All Critics (4)

An absolute snooze from start to finish.

April 21, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

I'm not even sure if the movie has a basement in it, but it's a real stinker to be sure.

November 20, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Don't Look in the Basement

If you are a Poe fan, then you might have realised that this film is an Adaptation of "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether." It was clevely done to say the least if you can just ignore the acting. Certainly a cult favourite, highly enjoyable.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

The plot about the crazy house inmates who kill people, and the new nurse who unknowingly takes a job there, seemed pretty good at first. The crazy people are kinda creepy, but the plot twist is the best part of the movie. It is a bit disappointing that this movie isn't as violent and suspenseful as it could have been, and there are a lot of useless scenes too. Overall, it was an okay horror movie, though, it's entertaining.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Very nice plot twists and a solid ending. Misleading 70s horror titles are always a gamble, but this one is worth a watch.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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