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Cellar Dweller (1988)

A comic book artist Whitney Taylor is doomed to repeat history in a most grotesque way when she unleashes a demon after drawing it..

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John Carl Buechler

Writer:

Don Mancini (as Kit Dubois)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yvonne De Carlo ... Mrs. Briggs
Debrah Farentino ... Whitney Taylor (as Debrah Mullowney)
Brian Robbins ... Phillip Lemley
Pamela Bellwood ... Amanda
Miranda Wilson ... Lisa (as Cheryl Ann Wilson)
Vince Edwards ... Norman Meshelski
Jeffrey Combs ... Colin Childress
Floyd Levine ... Taxi driver
Michael Deak ... The Creature
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Storyline

Thirty years have passed since the grisly murder/suicide of Colin Childress, creator of the comic book Cellar Dweller. But, as often happens to those ignorant of it, comic book artist Whitney Taylor is doomed to repeat history in a most grotesque way. Little does she know that her twisted renderings will soon reincarnate the bloody hysteria of Cellar Dweller. Written by Noel Kardaris

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It'll Eat You Out Of House And Home... See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cellar Dwellar See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Miranda Wilson. 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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Death Knell
Written and Performed by Carl Dante
Published by Empire Films Music, BMI
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Artistic Horror
24 January 2002 | by Catleo_99See all my reviews

An Interesting film, beginning in the 1950's. A Cartoonist (Colin Childress) finds inspiration from a book of magic spells. Whilst creating his latest comic he accidentally unleashes a creature of pure evil created by his own imagination. Luckily the creature is slain but only at the cost of its creator.

30 years later a fan of the cartoonist (and his series Cellar Dweller) arrives at her idols cottage in the woods, to become part of a remote art community. She soon sets up a room in the basement. Later finding the same book Colin drew inspiration from, only to release the creature for the second time.

An awe-inspiring movie that can drag at times, most would lose interest. But at the end it does make one think. Ok graphics for the time and a wonderful performance enacted by Jeffrey Combs.


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