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Cellar Dweller (1988)

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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Whitney Taylor (as Debrah Mullowney)
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Phillip Lemley
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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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It'll Eat You Out Of House And Home... See more »

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20 September 1988 (USA)  »

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In a scene where the character Whitney Taylor is in a room you can see a Reanimator movie poster behind her. Jeefrey combs who is the star in Reanimator and plays Colin Childress in this movie. See more »

Quotes

The Creature: Wherever there is imagination... I will dwell!
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Crazy Credits

Instead of a simple "Cast" listing in the closing credits, the list of actors begins with "A Good Cast is Worth Repeating." See more »


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Master Dancer
Written by Wayne Ward & Peter Pen
Published by Tuff Teddy Bear Music, BMI
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"To contemplate evil is to ask evil home."
13 January 2003 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Cellar Dweller is quite an original horror offering as well as my first Jeffrey Comb's flick. Of course I didn't know it was a Jeffrey Combs movie back then, I didn't even know who Jeffrey Combs was. But, being the huge Tales From the Crypt (if you see the movie you'll know what I'm babbling about) fan that I am, the movie had an impact on me. Cellar Dweller is a very loving tribute to the EC comics that are cherished by many a horror fan. It's also a John Carl Buechler film and he created the Ghoulies. That explains why the Cellar Dweller is simply an oversized Ghoulie (some people even say that he's cute). I spent quite some time looking for this movie and gave up. It's one of those movies you see when you're a kid watching Showtime after midnight and you never expect to see it again (especially since you don't remember the title). Then you run across it in a ghetto Blockbuster years later and you realize that this is the movie you've been looking for, and, indeed, one of your heroes is in it. Great gore effects, gratuitous chewing, and Lily Munster (Yvonne De Carlo) make Cellar Dweller a classic in my book, no matter how many people disagree. "Whenever there is imagination, I will dwell."

Note for genre buffs: Look for a Troll and a Ghost Town poster on the walls of the colony. John Carl Buechler did the effects for both of those films.


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