Saturday, March 27, 2010

"Don't Look In The Basement" because there's dead bodies down there!

Here we have another S.F. Brownrigg flick dealing with psychopaths and sexual overtones, this is his first movie and I must say it's probably his best right next to Scum of the Earth.

Well the movie is about this nurse by the name of Charlotte that gets a job at a home for the mentally ill, she was promised a job by Dr. Stephens, of course the Doctor gets brutally murdered by one of the patients so Dr. Geraldine Masters takes over as the head person of the home. She's a bit strange and she doesn't really want Charlotte to work there but she lets her anyway. So Charlotte begins her new job and I must say she really has a tough job, the patients there scare her quite often, most of them have bad pasts dealing with War, love, family and all that. There's more issues with this new job of Charlotte's, Dr. Masters seems to not want company over, she doesn't really want the phone person to fix the line and claims the home is private which really isn't, the phone person gets killed by a patient that's very lovesick and one of the patients gets her tongue cut out, now things seems more odd than they were before huh? Oh and I forgot to mention that after Dr. Stephens gets killed, a patient that imagines her baby doll is real murders the nurse for having it in her room (of course she didn't steal the doll, someone put it there on purpose). 

The movie has a lot of odd characters, brutal murders, creepy music, scary setting and a very dark and lonely mood but that's how most of Brownrigg's films are which makes it pretty creepy. The film is quite interesting and it took me years to finally watch it, I remember seeing the DVD a lot at this Swamp Meet I would go to but never thought of checking it out, then there's a Ramones song, a trailer that shows it was double billed with Last House on the Left. So finally last year I picked up a copy and I liked it a lot. If you want to see Scum of the Earth then check this one out first. 8/10. 

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