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Cellar Dweller (1988)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Horror  |  20 September 1988 (USA)
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In the 1950s a horror-comic artist's creations come alive and kill him. Years later a new cartoonist revives the creatures in his house, now part of an artist's colony.

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In the 1950s a horror-comic artist's creations come alive and kill him. Years later a new cartoonist revives the creatures in his house, now part of an artist's colony. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Film debut of Miranda Wilson. See more »

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The Creature: Wherever there is imagination... I will dwell!
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References Ghost Town (1988) See more »

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Mystery Baby
Words and Music by Carl Dante
Published by Empire Films Music, BMI
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Good old Cellar Dweller............ down in the pit......... there's IT!!!
19 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Cellar Dweller (1988) was an 80's horror classic in my book.

It was good fun, it had an interesting plot and it's short running time meant that it never outstayed it's welcome, i love 80's horrors and this was one of the memorable ones, for it had a really cool monster, and it starred Jeffrey Combs, and thats a big plus indeed!!! If you like cool low budget monster movies then i highly recommend this fun classic from the late 80's, so if you haven't seen it then i suggest you get on ebay and see if there's any copies on there, if so then go for it!!!! I also recommend Monster in the Closet, that was another fun 80's horror with a cool monster.

My score for the Cellar Dweller: 8/10


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