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Writer:
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 »
User Reviews:
Why? It's a nice basement. See more (93 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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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:
[repeated line]
Judge Oliver W. Cameron:My name is... Oliver... W... Cameron. Juror's consult. Abjudicator of the court of appeals. Doctor of jurisprudence.
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Referenced in Grave Danger (2009)See more »

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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Why? It's a nice basement., 12 January 2004
Author: Repoman-3 from Toronto, Canada

S.F. Brownrigg is surely one of the most overlooked directors in the slasher genre with Basement being his masterwork. The plot concerns a young nurse (Playboy covergirl Rosie Holotik) who takes a job at a secluded mental hospital. Upon her arrival, it transpires that her employer has been killed by one of the patients and the place is now being run by strict disciplinarian, Dr Masters. Make no mistake, this is a horribly under-staffed operation. The lunatics truly are taking over the asylum and you really have to feel for the young nurse. Tough first gig. The basement figures only very briefly and towards the end of film. It is, in fact, the safest place in the house because the rest of the place is pure madness. I can only assume that Don't Look in the Basement was perhaps an afterthought as a title, possibly forced on the film by the backers to make it sound more scary as the title card appears to have been dropped in arbitrarily and does not match the other titles. Scenes worth watching for are the Judge attacking the doctor with an axe and a broken rubber knife in the final bloodbath. Forget One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. This is the stuff.

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