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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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Mrs. Briggs
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Whitney Taylor (as Debrah Mullowney)
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Phillip Lemley
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Amanda
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Lisa (as Cheryl Ann Wilson)
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Norman Meshelski
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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 »

Quotes

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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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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Referenced in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) See more »

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Death Knell
Written and Performed by Carl Dante
Published by Empire Films Music, BMI
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Good fun
16 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Cheap and trashy, this film didn't scare but thrilled me with its sense of camp. Yvonne De Carlo is such an underrated actress and is always worth taking a look at. The film is low budget and apart from De Carlo doesn't have any other well known names. The story is very simple a man writes a story about a scary monster. The monster comes to life and kills him but of course that is not the end of the monster. It waits round for more victims... This film may turn up late at night on TV, if it does turn off the lights curl up on the couch and enjoy the next hour or so. The plot cant be taken seriously so just enjoy the absurdities of it. I saw this film on VCR several years ago and cant wait for it to be released on DVD. Yvonne has made several low budget shockers over the years and this has got to be one of the best.


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