The People Under the Stairs [Blu-ray] [1991]

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  • Release Date: 08/11/2015
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (19 out of 21)

Special Features


  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Wes Craven
  • Audio Commentary with Stars Brandon Adams, A.J. Langer, Sean Whalen and Yan Birch
  • House Mother - An interview with star Wendy Robie
  • What Lies Beneath - Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects artists Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman
  • House of Horrors - An interview with Director of Photography Sandi Sissel
  • Setting the Score - An Interview with Composer Don Peake
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis


The People Under the Stairs
Wes Craven wrote and directed this surrealistic horror-comedy, which was inspired by a true story of parents keeping their children locked in a basement for years. Fool (Brandon Adams), an African-American teen, breaks into the home of the wealthy landlords who evicted his family from a ghetto tenement. A fortune in gold coins is rumored to exist inside, but Fool discovers that the mansion is a chamber of horrors presided over by a pair of incestuous, serial killer siblings (Everett McGill and Wendy Robie). The twisted couple has also tried to raise a succession of kidnapped boys. Each botched effort is handled the same way -- the victim's eyes, ears and tongues are removed, and he's sent to live in the sealed-off basement, where a colony of similarly deformed "brothers" resides. Fool is able to avoid the evil lovers as he moves through the house's maze of hidden passageways. He discovers that the occupants have a daughter, Alice (A.J. Langer), who has survived their abuse, so he rescues her and they attempt to free the "people under the stairs." Adams, who made his feature debut with in film, was familiar to viewers as the star of rock singer Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (1988). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


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    Brandon Adams - Fool
  • Everett McGill
    Everett McGill - Daddy
  • Wendy Robie
    Wendy Robie - Mommy
  • A.J. Langer
    A.J. Langer - Alice
  • Ving Rhames
    Ving Rhames - Leroy



Customer rating

4.2
91%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Discover The People Under the Stairs

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    Countprice
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    The People Under the Stairs is a crazy, twisted, funny, and very enjoyable film that may be over looked by most. Released in 1991, the film was a modest success and easily won me over. After having not watched it in over 15 years, I ordered the Blu-Ray and can say that it has actually held up quite well. Their will always be a certain cheesiness about it, but in comparing this to other films of the time, it doesn't feel old. The picture quality is quite good also and I would assign a rating of 4/5. If you enjoy crazy horror/comedies, you owe it to yourself to give The People Under the Stairs a watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    people under the stairs is a ok movie

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    tooshort74
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    people under the stairs is not really a horror movie but a fun movie to watch Wes craven did a pretty good job making this movie and it is not like any of his other movies so if you want to watch a different kind of movie but not really a horror movie than watch people under the stairs and there are some parts in it that are funny and some parts that are kinda scary but over all pretty good movie now i just wish they would release Wes cravens shocker and deadly friend on blu-ray

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A literal redistribution of wealth...

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    busyizzy
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    They say it's Wes Craven's most satisfying film; maybe, maybe not. Regardless, it's just plain fun and unique. You'll never see another horror film quite like it and you certainly won't be disappointed. "A literal redistribution of wealth"---you'll understand what I mean by the end of the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worthwhile

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    busyizzy
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    An underappreciated and often forgetten Wes Craven film. It's a nice blend of horror/dark comedy/satire. The name lives up to the title (you'll know what I mean by the end).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Oh Yeah, It's Funny

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    Pheh
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    Hearing Wes Craven's name usually means that the heaviness comes hard and fast with horror, but he can also be funny. The special features are great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic!!

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    Kamahama3x
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    Have been watching this movie since I was a kid. It's such a cult classic. I love how it's so weird and absurd but you can't stop watching it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie, great features, great price!

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    garthhighfive
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    One of the most underrated horror movies ever from frightmaster WES CRAVEN! An all-time fave of mine, I was glad to FINALLY get an audio commentary and interviews.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Pass

    Posted
    baggedcereals
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    Big time dissatisfied. Love scream factory and everything they do bit this blu Ray looks like a wore out vhs. Picture looks like pure garbage p. Keep your old DVD.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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