In 1972, the patients and doctors at Stephens Sanitarium were brutally murdered. Over forty years later, the only known survivor returns only to find the ghosts of the past have not been resting in peace.
A young woman arrives at her grandmother's house, which used to be a funeral home, to help her turn the place into a bed-and-breakfast inn. After they open, however, guests begin disappearing or turning up dead.
It's 1973 and the Stephens Sanitarium for the Criminally Insane prepares to shut down permanently. Days before closing, four beautiful nursing students arrive to care for the last handful ... See full summary »
Ashley Mary Nunes,
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein,
Nurse Charlotte Beale arrives at the isolated Stephens Sanitarium to work, only to learn that Dr. Stephens was murdered by one of the patients and his successor, Dr. Geraldine Masters, is not very eager to take on new staff. Charlotte finds her job maddeningly hard as the patients torment and harass her at every turn, and she soon learns why Dr. Masters is so eager to keep outsiders out. Written by
This film was shot in 12 days on a budget of less than $100,000. See more »
When the people are chopping someone up with axes, one of the heads of the axes fall off. See more »
[Ray is fixing the asylum's telephone]
You know, I used to live in this place where the phone man was always coming around.
That bad, huh?
Uh uh... that good.
Oh, I thought that you meant that you'd had a lot of phone trouble.
Hell, I didn't even have a phone!
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The characters in the film are shown as the actor/actress' name appears at the end of the film, including the murdered characters! See more »
Like the review before me, people were a little too critical on this film. Delivered very well with a great cast. My friend and I watched it a few days ago and he guessed the plot early in the film, and said "It would be awesome if this happened" Which it did, so it was really cool- It has a good story and twists and keeps you guessing. Sometimes it's a bit humorous, but the setting and mood was delivered well. This is a good film to watch with some buddies or a special someone. It will keep you interested until the very end, and will give you that good IL' Horror feeling. If you're looking for a pretty gory, weird movie- Don't look in the Basement is definitely it.
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