The People Under The Stairs Reviews

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July 19, 2018
The film turns America's obsession with child abuse to humorous and gothic effect.
November 6, 2015
A parable of underclass exploitation that ends in revolution and extreme -- even explosive -- wealth redistribution.
August 25, 2015
Or The Script Under the Coffee Cup... As with most Craven images, this one suffers from lackluster performances, a clumsy screenplay, a campy tone, and a noticeable lack of suspense.
August 14, 2015
A wacky, darkly comic, and obscenely weird horror movie...
August 10, 2015
As a horror film and an allegory that is just as timely in the 21st century as it was in the early 1990s, "The People Under the Stairs" actually has something to say beyond its goal to frighten.
July 6, 2010
The performances combine with Craven's witty script and energetic direction to make The People Under the Stairs a spooky, laugh-filled release most horror fans should get a kick out of.
March 26, 2009
A pretense of social responsibility and most of the necessary tension get lost in a combination of excessive gore and over-the-top perfs in The People Under the Stairs.
June 24, 2006
There are a few push-button frights, but a total dearth of mind-disturbing terror; the humour, too, is broad, crowd-pleasing stuff.
September 9, 2005
June 3, 2005
Perhaps the most staggeringly incompetent movie in the director's uneven canon.
October 28, 2004
A very uneven but interesting horror thriller with a social message that's somewhat lost in a script with some effective terror and less working humour and slapstick.
August 30, 2004
Though the new movie has its share of blood and gore, it is mostly creepy and, considering the bizarre circumstances, surprisingly funny.
June 8, 2004
Craven toils under the influence of Lynch and Raimi, but below the surface hyperactivity the results are the same.
September 6, 2003
August 24, 2003
A heady horror film (virtually a horror-movie fairy tale) punctuated with occasional outbursts of dark-humored slapstick and all centered on an angry socio-political theme.
March 5, 2003
Goofy fun for fans of schlocky horror films.
February 9, 2003
December 27, 2002
Very good Wes Craven thriller
October 13, 2002
July 25, 2002
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