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Crawlspace (1986)

R  |   |  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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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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Film debut of Tane McClure. See more »

Goofs

As the heroine is crawling through the ducts, you can tell is she being pulled (or pushed) by some device. She lifts her arms to swat away a rat, but her pace is not slowed. See more »

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[repeated line; after each failed attempt to kill himself by playing Russian Roulette]
Doctor Karl Gunther: So be it.
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Lovers Tonight
Music by Pino Donaggio
Lyrics by David Schmoeller
© 1986 Alband Music
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Expected a lot, but got little.
20 May 2008 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Crazy old landlord, and former Nazi, preys upon the lady tenants of his building via a system of passages.

Being directed by David Schmoeller (maker of 1979's excellent Tourist Trap) I expected a better-than-average horror film and was sadly disappointed. While Crawlspace has its moments of creepiness, it doesn't possess hardly any of the tension or suspense that one would hope for. It basically becomes a run of mill killer-psycho movie with little imagination.

However, the film is not a complete waste. Klaus Kinski does make for a decent villain, who is one very sick and twisted character. Kinski fans will likely enjoy this movie more than most viewers.

Over all, an OK effort that could have been much better.

** out of ****


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