Don't Look in the Basement

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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

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Audience Reviews for Don't Look in the Basement

  • Jul 27, 2012
    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 K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 11, 2011
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Feb 09, 2011
    So called "video nasty" from the 70's. A nurse begins work in a mental asylum straight after the death of its director and things quickly spiral out of control as the patients are allowed to run loose around the asylum, the rooms unlocked. For a cheapie this isn't as bad as you might expect with 2 or 3 good performances and some ok direction from S.F. Brownrigg. Don't go in expecting a full on gory horror though, fuck knows why this was banned as theres only a few gory moments but they aren't even that detailed or brutal compared to other films that came out around the same time.
    Adam M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 13, 2010
    coming out early 70s, with the likes of hills have eyes and other shockers, this was banned at one point, very poorly made in parts, but certainly has that 70s feel, some weird moments have you watching even though its laughable at how amature it comes across, but also nice touches thrtoughout, keep it watchable
    scott g Super Reviewer

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