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The Cellar Door (2007)

R | | Horror, Thriller | 2007 (USA)
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The girl next door, having coffee, lunch with a friend, shopping, unaware she is becoming an obsession. She has been chosen. A young woman awakes to find herself imprisoned in a serial ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
James DuMont ... Herman
Michelle Tomlinson ... Rudy
Heather Sconyers Heather Sconyers ... Christa
Christina Reynolds Christina Reynolds ... Jennifer
Annie Coffey Annie Coffey ... Wendy
Algernon D'Ammassa Algernon D'Ammassa ... Missionary #1
Melina Bielefelt Melina Bielefelt ... Missionary #2
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The girl next door, having coffee, lunch with a friend, shopping, unaware she is becoming an obsession. She has been chosen. A young woman awakes to find herself imprisoned in a serial killer's basement. She is not the first to be entrapped in this diabolical torture chamber. She is not the first to captivate his perverse affection, Herman has been searching for the perfect girl, but all he's collected are pieces - a chunk of hair; a severed finger; a jar of blood - and now, the alluring and beautiful Rudy. Imprisoned in a wooden cage and yet refusing to play along in his twisted game, she has only her wits to use against his savage and murderous insanity. Will she win the desperate, hallucinatory game of cat and mouse and escape through the Cellar Door, or die trying? Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The girl next door isn't there anymore.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence and terror, and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beciul groazei See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Herman was stalking Rudy and her friend while in the SUV, you can see the cameraman's reflection when he drives away. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Herman: [poking his knife alternately at two names] Eeny - meeny - miny - moe. / Catch a - tiger - by his - toe. / If he - hollers - let him - go. / Eeny - meeny - miny - *moe*.
[ends on Rudy]
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A Rip-off of a Well-Known Storyline, but with Top-Notch Performances and Solid Screenplay
5 September 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In California, the psychopath Herman (James DuMont) stalks the young Rudy (Michelle Tomlinson) and her mate Christa (Heather Sconyers) along a day and a night and finally he chooses Rudy to be his next victim. He breaks in their house and uses ether to kidnap Rudy, bringing her to the basement of his house. When she awakes, she discovers that she is imprisoned in a wooden cage in a cellar and subjected to sick games of the deranged Herman. Rudy decides to play the game looking for a chance to escape from Herman's claw.

I do not know how many times I have seen the storyline of "The Cellar Door"; maybe the original version of this theme (a man that abducts a woman for his own pleasure) is William Wyler's masterpiece "The Collector", which has become extremely violent and sadistic as years go by. I recall recently watching at least the franchise "Saw", "Captivity", "Broken" and "Sportkill" that are rip-off of the classic storyline. However, I liked "The Cellar Door" because the writer Christopher Nelson and the director Matt Zettell were able to make an extremely low-budget theatrical movie supported by a solid screenplay and mostly by top-notch performances of the unknown James DuMont and Michelle Tomlinson. Their mouse-and-cat game is great and in the end it was worthwhile watching this simple but effective film that works perfectly on DVD. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Porão" ("The Cellar")


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