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.more
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Thomas Pope, Tim Pope, Tim Pope
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 16, 2014
Runtime:
VCI Entertainment - Official Site

Cast

Anne MacAdams
as Dr. Geraldine S. Mas...
Rosie Holotik
as Nurse Charlotte Beal...
Gene Ross
as Judge Oliver W. Came...
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.

Full Review… | April 21, 2007
eFilmCritic.com

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

Full Review… | November 20, 2006
DVDTalk.com

October 3, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

June 20, 2003
Zap2it.com

Audience Reviews for Don't Look in the Basement

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.

ajv2688
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.

FilmFanatik
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT was a film that was on the UK's 'Banned Video Nasties' list, but is now finally released in it's uncut form.

The film is about a young newly recruited Nurse who takes up a job in a small Mental Hospital where a small number of patients reside. Soon she discovers that not is all as it seems as mysterious and suspicious events start to take place and eventually discovers that one of the patients isn't who they appear to be.

It's a surprisingly good movie! Helped along by some pretty decent acting for a b-movie, especially by the actors portraying the mental patients, who were very convincing in their roles. The films' print and sound aren't the best, but in a way that adds to the nightmarish feeling of the movie. The plot does unravel a bit slowly, but the varied array of characters make up for it and they make things interesting to keep you watching. And the twist in the plot near the end set's up a memorable, gory, last 15 minutes.

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Lee ?

Super Reviewer

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