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The Black Room (2017)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 7 August 2017 (Sweden)
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A young couple moves into their dream house, which quickly becomes a living nightmare upon discovering a demonic secret awaiting them perennially in the cellar - with unholy pleasures, fear feasting and a brute for all who cross its' path.

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Rolfe Kanefsky

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Rolfe Kanefsky
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Alex Rinehart ... Dawn
Lin Shaye ... Miss Black
Tiffany Shepis ... Monica
Natasha Henstridge ... Jennifer
Lukas Hassel ... Paul
Robert Donavan ... Oscar
Caleb Scott ... Howard
Augie Duke ... Karen
John Michaelson ... Maitre' D
Charles Marina ... Mike
Catherine Annette ... Alexis
Jill Evyn ... Sally
Victoria De Mare ... Bliss
Julia Lehman ... Young Maggie
Angela Cole ... Chrissy
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PAUL and JENNIFER HEMDALE have just moved into their dream house. But their happy marriage is about to be put to the test as they slowly discover the secret behind the black room in the cellar. Something else is already living in their new home and it is growing stronger every day. It has claimed many victims including the last owners of the house. Repairmen who journey down into the basement soon meet a horrible end. When Paul is taken over by this demonic entity, it is no longer trapped within the walls and is quick to take advantage of all pleasures of the flesh. Jennifer and her younger sister KAREN begin to suspect that something is wrong with Paul. Karen finds out the truth a hard and painful way, leaving Jennifer alone to fight the demonic entity that has possessed her husband and threatens to destroy her very soul. And Paul is not the only one transforming as Jennifer soon discovers that the black room is not only evil but alive as well and may not be able to be stopped! THE ... Written by Rolfe Kanefsky

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Comedy | Horror

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The electrician Oscar twice refers to heating ducts in the basement as "pipes." See more »

Crazy Credits

The disclaimers at the end of the credits has usual "all names, characters, etc. ... are fictitious", "no animals, human beings, spirits or demons were harmed" but says "Except The Incubus". See more »

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Performed by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown / Arthur Brown
Written by Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane, Michael Finesilver (as Mike Finesilver) and Peter Ker
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Cheap, trashy nonsense.
23 October 2017 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Married couple Paul and Jennifer (Lukas Hassle and Natasha Henstridge) move into their dream home blissfully unaware that there is an incubus (a horny devil in more ways than one) trapped in the basement. When Paul accidentally frees the demon, he becomes possessed by the evil creature, which proceeds to seduce and kill those who cross its path.

The Black Room begins two years earlier with Miss Black (Lin Shaye) woken in the night by the incubus, the monster somehow escaping its prison in the form of smoke (logic is not this film's strong point). While Miss Black screams at the monster, the invisible incubus enters the room where sexy granddaughter Dawn (Alex Rinehart) is sleeping, peels the duvet off her bed, removes her nightie, fondles her nipples, whips off her panties and gives her an orgasm. It's that kind of film.

Dawn is then lured into the basement, where she is groped by slimy demonic hands before being roasted by a fiery blast from the furnace. So far, so tawdry and trashy.

And so it continues, as Paul and Jennifer take ownership of the property, both keen to have sex as soon as possible in their new home, but unable to find the right time. The demon finds a way to keep them both happy, however, using its powers to satisfy Jennifer in the bath and give Paul head while he relaxes in bed.

The horror begins after Paul unwittingly releases the incubus, and becomes possessed, with several people meeting sticky fates: electrician Oscar is dragged into the 'black room', leaving behind his severed fingers; Jennifer's goth sister Karen (Augie Duke) has her mouth torn open by the rapey incubus's schlong; plumber Leo has his head crushed in a washing machine door by the undead Karen; and housewarming guests Howard (Caleb Scott) and Stacy (Dominique Swain) wind up in the basement as demon food.

Eventually, Jennifer realises the truth and attempts to rid her husband of the incubus (using a metal disc with a glowing 'eye') before the creature can be reborn, none of which makes much sense. Despite a reasonable cast (Henstridge, Swain, and Shaye are deserving of much better), the film amounts to little more than some cheap titillation, a touch of not-very-impressive gore, and lots of really bad visual effects.

3.5/10, rounded up to 4 for Henstridge making her washing machine blow up. Way to go!


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