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The People Under the Stairs (1991)

Two adults and a juvenile burglar break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children and become trapped.

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George R. Parker ...
Attic Cop
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The People Under the Stairs is the story of a young boy (Fool) from the ghetto and takes place on his 13th birthday. In an attempted burglary (along with two others) of the home of his family's evil landlords, he becomes trapped inside their large suburban house and discovers the secret of the "children" that the insane brother and sister have been "rearing" under the stairs. Written by chinagirl

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house | cellar | incest | death | sadism | See All (191) »

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In every neighborhood there is one house that adults whisper about and children cross the street to avoid. See more »


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Rated R for terror/violence | See all certifications »

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1 November 1991 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$24,204,154 (USA)
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The "House" interiors were also used for filming Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007). See more »

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When Daddy tells Prince to shut up, the amount of blood on his chin changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Alice: [to the woman] Go to hell!
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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THRENODY TO THE VICTIMS OF HIROSHIMA FOR 52 STRING INSTRUMENTS
Written by Krzysztof Penderecki (as K. Penderecki)
Performed by The National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw
Conducted by Witold Rowicki
Courtesy of Polskie Nagrania
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one hell of a crazy movie
15 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was first watch, I never seen it before, I saw for £1 in shop, so I said what the hell it's £1, you go wrong with that.

I heard a lot people saying this was really good horror movie, I was really looking forward to it.

At the end of the movie , My words were, whoa that was one hell of a ride, one hell of crazy movie.

I was on edge of seat the whole time of the movie, I don't even think I took eyes of screen for second.

The movie flowed great nothing drag for to long, action scene didn't to long end and really enjoyed the movie came to end.

I found the movie really tense at times but one think that did annoy me, is the last scene of the movie.

All those people out side that house, never notice those strange looking people coming out the house. , That the only think that annoyed me in this movie.

The great was great, that boy sure could Fight!

I give this move 8 out of 10


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