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Basement Jack (2009)

A young serial killer preys on families during lightning storms.


Michael Shelton


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Peter-Kaiser ... Jack Riley
Sam Skoryna Sam Skoryna ... Chris Watts
Michele Morrow ... Karen Cook
Lynn Lowry ... Mrs. Riley
Joel Brooks ... Officer Geoff Wytynek
Noel Gugliemi ... Detective Gene Anderson (as Noel G)
Billy Morrison ... Detective Michael Beck
Tiffany Shepis ... Officer Lucille Armando
M. Steven Felty M. Steven Felty ... Chief Raymond Pignataro
Nathan Bexton ... The Manager
Kyle Sanders Kyle Sanders ... Young Jack Riley
Nick Nicotera ... Ted The Delivery Man (as Nic Nac)
Kyle Loethen Kyle Loethen ... Rick
Mark Elias ... Ryan
Joel Weiss Joel Weiss ... Dr. Dina


A young serial killer preys on families during lightning storms.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Evil has a new address... Yours!



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

17 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Подвальный Джек See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?


The opening scenes were filmed on the last couple of days of shooting. See more »


When Jack strikes Officer Watts, the sword bends as it bounces off him showing that it is made of rubber. See more »


Chris Watts: [drops coin in newspaper slot] It's easier with those.
Karen Cook: We-we, uh, we met this morning.
[smiles and chuckles]
Karen Cook: How are you? Ah, it-it's...
Chris Watts: You know, they post the lottery numbers at the corner store.
Karen Cook: I'm not interested in the lottery numbers.
[puts more coins in and takes the paper]
Karen Cook: I want the headline.
[begins looking at paper]
Chris Watts: Uh, your car is in the red.
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Written by Jed Leiber, Billy Morrison and Jon Clayden
Performed by Billy Morrison
Produced by Jed Leiber
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Mediocre at best.
30 August 2010 | by FrightMeterSee all my reviews

A serial killer, nicknamed Basement Jack because of his penchant for hiding out in his victim's basements before killing them, is released and returns to the small town of Downer's Grove to continue his massacre and finish off the one victim who was able to escape is slaughter years before.

This film desperately tries to be a throwback to 80's slasher films, but it is too slow-paced and padded with the killer's backstory that it commits the worst crime a slasher film can: it becomes boring. The pace does pick up in the end and there are some ambitious attempts at heavy gore; however, it is extremely fake looking and some is obviously CGI. However, the director is able to create some nice atmosphere is spots and, despite the fake looking gore, the film looks great. In the end, though, this is nothing you haven't seen before and it has been done much, much better.

FrightMeter Grade: D+

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