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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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Jessica Marlow (as Carol Francis)
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Martha White
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Alfred Lassiter (as Jack Hiller)
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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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He seduces them in his mind and traps them in his crawlspace. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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21 May 1986 (USA)  »

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(Ryder Sound Services)

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Trivia

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

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 »

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 »

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Lovers Tonight
Music by Pino Donaggio
Lyrics by David Schmoeller
© 1986 Alband Music
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Normal people: stay away from this demented movie
25 March 2001 | by (Kista, Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

If you only want a normal suspense movie, stay away. If you only want gore, stay away. But if you have a strong stomach and want to experience a movie like no other, with first class actor Klaus Kinski as a seriously demented, but intelligent, sadistic serial killer, then this movie is for you.

Kinski wants to control his victims so he can enjoy his power over them. He studies them secretly and subjects them to small experiments to study their reactions before he kills them. By killing he can feel that he is alive, because his actions have impact. Kinski watches documentaries of the nazis and they inspire him, but he feels that he is better than the nazis because he lets nobody escape, not even himself. The gore-scenes are only cream on the cake. My rating is 10 out of 10.


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