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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny, over-the-top horror
I've always gotten a kick out of this movie. The story line is original (or at least it seems so to me). The gore is startling in a couple of scenes but isn't overpowering. The acting is outrageously over the top but also is endearing.

Thirteen-year-old Fool (Brandon Ames) finds himself in a large suburban house owned by the two slum lords who are about to...
Published on 25 July 2007 by C. O. DeRiemer

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3.0 out of 5 stars NOT HOME ALONE
A family in an inner city apartment building is at the mercy of evil landlords attempting to evict them so they can build an office building. They decide to turn the tables and rob their landlords who are supposed to be gold coin collectors. They enter the house, lead by a young Ving Rhames during the first Gulf War (on TV) through "the mother of all doors." Rhames...
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5.0 out of 5 stars skully, 15 July 2014
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two men and a young African American living on a rundown estate ,knowing the landlord wants them out to build condominiums find he has gold in his house where his mother keeps the daughter prisoner and zombies in the walls,funny at times but still a good film to watch,i recommend it
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5.0 out of 5 stars the people under the stairs, 6 April 2014
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This will keep you glued to your seat you never know what is going to come next I would recommend it
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4.0 out of 5 stars Your mothers one sick mother...., 5 Feb 2014
This review is from: The People Under The Stairs [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Fool lives in the ghetto and has found out his family are getting evicted from their run down apartment. On top of that he learns his Mother is dying of cancer.

Fool is persuaded by family friend, Leroy to sneak into the landlords' home to steal a prized coin collection rumoured to be in their home.

Desperate to help save his Mother's life and the family from being thrown into the streets, Fool goes with Leroy and Leroy's friend, Spencer to the house.

They use disguises to get in, but it doesn't work. Once they force their way into the house, they realise they got a lot more than they were looking for.

After Spencer and Leroy are killed, Fool tries to escape. Running for his life, he bumps into the landlords' daughter, Alice, a young abused girl full of scars and fear.

Fool feels sympathy and persuades her to escape with him. Fool then finds out that the evil and sadistic landlords are not a married couple but brother and sister who kidnap young boys and keep them locked up in the cellar....

This is one of those Craven movies that you have either heard of, and love, or never heard of it before, much like Deadly Friend. I first saw this nearly twenty years ago, and it used to be one of my favourite horror films, and it's still in my opinion one of the best pieces the director has ever done.

There is no monster in this, like Freddy or Ghostface, this is about a normal lower class boy, tying to find a way to keep his family's head above water, with the added twist of child kidnapping and people taking religion to the extreme.

Some could call this a racist movie, and in some ways I can see why, but Craven plays on this, as the 'Parents' are a very fifties-esque couple, straight out of a film such as 'Far From Heaven' where people lived sheltered lives.

It's pretty gruesome in parts, with the element of claustrophobia throughout, the house can be classed as one of the central characters of the movie.

McGill, straight from Twin Peaks, is the thing to watch in this movie, every scene he is in sparkles with humour and dread, and makes the whole of the film that little more interesting.

It's dated badly though, but that doesn't deter the main message of the movie, the rich get rich the poor get poorer, but are the rich really insane? fantastic stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars quality review, 21 Jan 2014
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good quality and played well with no problems. i had no issues of any kind when i used this product
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5.0 out of 5 stars fab, 9 Jan 2014
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Great film got it for my father for Christmas, a little scary but daft, worth watching,when nothing on telly .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this film, 4 Jan 2014
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Always been a guilty pleasure of mine this film, dont really know why exactly, only know that its a great watch mixing horror, comedy and thrills. Love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars maniac film but brilliant, 30 Dec 2013
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I love classic horror film better than now new because new always same remake old so why remake old film is brilliant only need some to make remake like Dracula black and white
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5.0 out of 5 stars good film, 20 Dec 2013
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all time classic film love it in it original wrapper no damage glad I chose this seller will be returning to them next time I want to purchase any thing
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Wes Craven Forgotten Gem Of A Horror, 23 Mar 2013
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This is one of the last great horror movies from wes craven the only other one he made after this that was pretty good was scream. Loved all the actors and actresses who were in this played their roles brilliantly and not one character was boring. A great story and some pretty good gore for its age overall make this a classic story. This got delivered on time and was well worth the great price so top ratings go to the seller.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bad Girls Burn In Hell, 16 Feb 2013
if you have seen this movie then you'll no what my title is about since I was a kid bean watching this and years later it's still good if you haven't seen it then take a chance on it you could even let me no what you thought of it
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