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Don't Look in the Basement (1973)

The Forgotten (original title)
A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.

Director:

S.F. Brownrigg

Writer:

Tim Pope
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bill McGhee ... Sam (as William Bill McGhee)
Jessie Lee Fulton ... Jane St. Claire
Robert Dracup Robert Dracup ... Ray Daniels
Harryette Warren Harryette Warren ... Jennifer D.
Michael Harvey ... Dr. Stephens
Jessie Kirby Jessie Kirby ... Danny
Hugh Feagin Hugh Feagin ... Sgt. Jaffee
Betty Chandler Betty Chandler ... Allyson King
Camilla Carr ... Harriet
Gene Ross ... Judge Oliver W. Cameron
Annabelle Weenick ... Dr. Geraldine S. Masters (as Anne MacAdams)
Rosie Holotik ... Nurse Charlotte Beale
Rhea MacAdams ... Mrs. Callingham
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Storyline

Nurse Charlotte Beale arrives at the isolated Stephens Sanitarium to work, only to learn that Dr. Stephens was murdered by one of the patients and his successor, Dr. Geraldine Masters, is not very eager to take on new staff. Charlotte finds her job maddeningly hard as the patients torment and harass her at every turn, and she soon learns why Dr. Masters is so eager to keep outsiders out. Written by matt-282

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Ward #13 See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehuacana, Texas, USA

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Camera 2 Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed on the grounds of Westminster College in Tehuacana, Texas. See more »

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When the people are chopping someone up with axes, one of the heads of the axes fall off. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Callingham: Up the airy mountain, down the rushy glen, we dare not go a hunting, for fear of little men!
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The characters in the film are shown as the actor/actress' name appears at the end of the film, including the murdered characters! See more »

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Once listed as a video nasty, the UK Stax (Boulevard) and Elstree Hill DVDs are now 15 rated and uncut, restoring the original cinema cut to a shot of an axe hitting a woman's bloody body. See more »

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Prepare to scream!!!
18 January 1999 | by emmSee all my reviews

You'll either love or hate movies such as this thriller set inside a lonesome asylum in a far off lonesome land. It's not so much of a horror show, but a concoction of frightening imageries and wackozoid mental patients. "Scream" is the best term to use in what was obviously a popular drive-in classic noted for some strange and wicked behaviors. Notice the "judge", who's about to put on the ax from behind the doctor! Brr-r-r-r!!! Not much else can be described here other than some bloody tasty goodness, but when you get a chance, remember the familiar old saying by the hag lady: "Get out! Get out! And never ever come back!". Don't you wish you haven't looked in the basement?


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