A wealthy woman is trapped during a storm in a house with no electricity or phone. A killer has murdered her sister, stuffed the body in the basement, and is now after her.

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A wealthy woman is trapped during a storm in a house with no electricity or phone. A killer has murdered her sister, stuffed the body in the basement, and is now after her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The phone is not the only thing that's dead in Susan's house!


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The film is set during a terrible rainstorm, but during the filming production "suffered" from near-perfect weather conditions, so 100,000 gallons of water had to be streamed through rain towers to achieve the desired effect. Ironically, a week after filming was completed, torrential rains flooded the area. See more »

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Someone's in the basement with Elizabeth...
6 August 2015 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Worried about her sister's emotional state, Elizabeth Montgomery drives through a rainstorm to be with her sibling, only to find the woman's isolated mountain home empty--but with sister Susan's car still in the garage and her wallet and keys on her bed. Empty-headed made-for-TV thriller with only two suspects in the girl's disappearance: a belligerent housekeeper with a hearing aid who lives down the road, and Montgomery's brother-in-law, who comes in out of the raging storm with a suspicious story about traveling the back roads. Poorly-written teleplay by Merwin Gerard, adapting McKnight Malmar's short story, gets off on the wrong foot with Montgomery standing on her balcony declaring, "This is ridiculous!" She's not kidding...and it only gets worse.


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