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The People Under the Stairs 1991

  • Wes Craven
  • November 1, 1991
  • 102 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In every neighborhood there is one house that adults whisper about and children cross the street to avoid.
When young Fool breaks into the home of his family's greedy and uncaring landlords, he discovers a disturbing scenario where incestuous adult siblings have mutilated a number of boys and kept them imprisoned under stairs in their large, creepy house. As Fool attempts to flee before the psychopaths can catch him, he meets their daughter, Alice, who has been spared any extreme discipline by her deranged parents. Can Fool and Alice escape before it's too late?


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Shout by moonkodi
2016-10-07T13:03:11Z— updated 2016-10-08T19:16:43Z

Stupid but mindless fun. Sometimes looks cheap e.g the actual people under the stairs look like something from Buffy. The lighting through the walls was both cheesy but nice to look at. This is a movie that was made to be stupid. I hope. Most illogical movie I've seen with many holes. Who gave the people under the stairs torches? First half is better. For a movie targeting an audience that likes killer inbreds and such it should have pushed harder, especially in the second half when we're just waiting for the obvious.
I can understand people hating it.

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Bizarre and darkly comedic, just the way I like it. One of Craven's best! ... and one of my all time favs! Roach Rocks!

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There are movies that I can't forget. This one is amongst them. Highly enjoyable. A Wes Craven at his top.

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