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Director:
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Tim Pope (writer)
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Release Date:
September 1973 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Day The Insane Took Over The Asylum! See more »
Plot:
A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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(14 articles)
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actually pretty good See more (92 total) »

Cast

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Bill McGhee ... Sam (as William Bill McGhee)
Jessie Lee Fulton ... Jane St. Claire
Robert Dracup ... Ray Daniels
Harryette Warren ... Jennifer D.
Michael Harvey ... Dr. Stephens
Jessie Kirby ... Danny
Hugh Feagin ... Sgt. Jaffee
Betty Chandler ... Allyson King
Camilla Carr ... Harriet
Gene Ross ... Judge Oliver W. Cameron
Annabelle Weenick ... Dr. Geraldine S. Masters (as Anne MacAdams)
Rosie Holotik ... Nurse Charlotte Beale
Rhea MacAdams ... Mrs. Callingham
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Directed by
S.F. Brownrigg 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thomas Pope  uncredited
Tim Pope  writer

Produced by
S.F. Brownrigg .... producer
Walter L. Krusz .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Farrar 
 
Cinematography by
Robert B. Alcott  (as Robert Alcott)
 
Film Editing by
Jerry Caraway 
 
Art Direction by
Lynda Pendleton 
 
Makeup Department
Jill Esmond .... makeup artist
Jackie Hughes .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
John Jacobie .... unit manager
 
Sound Department
Brian H. Hooper .... sound effects (as Brian Hooper)
Edward Motteram .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Jack Bennett .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Bethea .... grip
David Cejka .... assistant camera
Robert Dracup .... gaffer
Dale Johnson .... camera operator
Doug Reynolds .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Florence Baker .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Lynn Lenau .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Joe Copeland .... location coordinator
Joe Eakin .... location coordinator
C.J. Feagin .... continuity
Calvin Praytor .... location coordinator
Annabelle Weenick .... production coordinator
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Don't Look in the Basement" - UK (new title), USA (reissue title)
"Death Ward #13" - USA (alternative title)
"The Snake Pit" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
89 min | Australia:92 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Iceland:(Banned) | Norway:18 (video premiere) | UK:15 (DVD rating) | UK:X (1977) | USA:R
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Trivia:
The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to remove a closeup shot of an axe blow to a woman's body and the film later found itself on the banned list of video nasties. The cut version was released on the UK HHO label in 2005 and the full uncut version (now rated 15) was released on the Stax label later the same year.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the people are chopping someone up with axes, one of the heads of the axes fall off.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Callingham:Up the airy mountain, down the rushy glen, we dare not go a hunting, for fear of little men!See more »
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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
actually pretty good, 11 June 2003
Author: peterc-8 from boston ma

I was surprised how good this film was. The IMDB rating is so low. I'm not sure why it rates so poorly.

The biggest problem with the flick is that it had a miniscule budget. The overall look is fairly shabby - a very thin production. BUT it has everything else you want in a cheapo horror flick...the script is original, the acting is actually decent, bordering on pretty good for a few characters. The camera work is creative. The heroine is a babe.

A bit of gore and a bit of suspense. Seasoned horror junkies may be able to guess the main gimmick after the first couple of scenes, but it is still worth watching. The film does provide a couple of minor twists that you won't guess though.

If you are looking for bland and well produced then perhaps you should stick with Phantom Menace. If you want to watch a nifty little throwaway horror flick, try Dont Look In The Basement.

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