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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

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Connections

Referenced in The Occultist (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Death Knell
Written and Performed by Carl Dante
Published by Empire Films Music, BMI
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Entertaining
18 November 2006 | by TikkinSee all my reviews

Cellar Dweller is a nice surprise for horror fans because it has a mixture of winning elements. The only thing it lacked for me was gore - but it does have a funny severed head scene. The storyline is quite interesting and keeps you watching, and the acting is decent enough to carry it. I quite liked Yvonne De Carlo, but then I've been a fan of her since watching American Gothic.

I do however feel it lacked a little "something" to make it a great b-movie, and that something is gore. The severed head scene is good, but not enough. I also felt that the ending wasn't a good enough conclusion, and this is because the producers obviously wanted to leave room for a sequel.

Overall, Cellar Dweller is an above average b-movie that is not perfect but definitely worth a watch.


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