The People Under The Stairs Reviews

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 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.
September 9, 2005
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.
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
January 1, 2000
While The People Under the Stairs may leave some horror fans unsatisfied and other horror detractors repulsed, it ought to satisfy those viewers who appreciate a thoughtful and visceral movie entertainment.
January 1, 2000
"The People Under the Stairs" provides a few jolts here and there, but writer-director Wes Craven certainly doesn't let taste stand in the way of exploitation.