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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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Debrah Farentino and Miranda Wilson were both cast members on the TV series Capitol (1982). See more »

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Colin Childress: He who has wisdom, wonders not of the beast, for nothing in hell lives without Man's consent. Woe unto you that gives the beast form. To contemplate evil, is to ask evil home.
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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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Great monster effects
11 June 2004 | by (Norfolk, England) – See all my reviews

A Comic book artist, played by Jeffrey Combs accidentally brings one of his creations (a large monster) to life. In killing the monster he also kills himself. Fast forward a few decades and the place he worked and died is now an arts institution and a young comic book artist by the name of Yvonne has just enrolled. She soon finds the book that the original artist got his inspiration on and sets about finishing his work. She of course then wakes the monster back up and the killing starts again.

If your looking for a suspenseful film then I really wouldn't bother with this one. The monster is shown straight away, no messing about here. But then if you have a cool monster on a low budget film then you are going to want to show it as much as possible. The monster really does look great and if you have seen a Buechler film before then you will instantly recognise this as one of his creations. We get a few pretty cool gore scenes mainly a nice head being smashed off. The acting is as you would expect from a low budget Charles Band film from the 80's but it doesn't get in the way to much. It is a pretty short film so it moves along quite nicely and never gets to boring.

Cellar Dweller is a pretty enjoyable little film for a mindless night on the sofa with some popcorn. Great monster effects and passable acting makes it very watchable. Anyone that is a fan of films such as Gholies and Troll should defiantly check this one out.

6/10


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