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Crawlspace (1986)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  21 May 1986 (USA)
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A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.

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Karl Gunther
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A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Director David Schmoeller had a lot of trouble directing Klaus Kinski. For example, Kinski refused to listen to basic commands such as "action" and "cut". See more »

Goofs

The heating ducts (or crawlspaces - from whence the picture derives its name) are absolutely immaculate. Not a speck of dust or anything. This is highly unlikely. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line; after each failed attempt to kill himself by playing Russian Roulette]
Doctor Karl Gunther: So be it.
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Featured in Tales from the Crawlspace with John Vulich (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Had Enough Money, I'd Buy Me a Man
Music by Pino Donaggio
Lyrics by David Schmoeller
© 1986 Alband Music
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Dr. Gunther! Your a very bad man.
14 February 2003 | by (The Void) – See all my reviews

Karl Gunther is the superintendent f an apartment complex. His discerning tastes lead him to rent to only the choicest of tenants….female and beautiful. Does his leaning to the fairer sex have a more sinister reasoning or is he just a supreme pimp-daddy. Klaus Kinski is by far what makes this movie fun. There are a lot of good things happening in this movie but it would only be half the film without him. This film is producer by Empire Pictures, a now defunct Charles Band headed studio that was responsible for a lot of cool mid-80's genre films (Troll, Ghoulies and Eliminators come to mind). The direction has flare and the script is decent. The music by Pino Donaggio is excellent. It's fun but the script should have had more. I wanted to know more about the character, in particular the Gunther characters past.

The Lesson Learned: That said it wouldn't make a high brow top ten list for that year but it would make a genre fan happy. I enjoyed it and you might too. So be it.


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