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Basement Jack (2009)

A young serial killer preys on families during lightning storms.






Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Riley
Sam Skoryna ... Chris Watts
... Karen Cook
... Mrs. Riley
... Officer Geoff Wytynek
... Detective Gene Anderson (as Noel G)
... Detective Michael Beck
... Officer Lucille Armando
... Chief Raymond Pignataro
... The Manager
Kyle Sanders ... Young Jack Riley
... Ted The Delivery Man (as Nic Nac)
Kyle Loethen ... Rick
... Ryan
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 »

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Release Date:

17 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Подвальный Джек  »

Filming Locations:



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 »


Karen Cook: [rolls down window] Good morning, officer. Is something the matter?
Chris Watts: That's exactly my question for you.
Karen Cook: [looks around] Where did everyone go?
Chris Watts: Home?
Karen Cook: Ugh, I'm sorry.
[juts head against the seat]
Karen Cook: I had a few last night and I didn't wanna drive so I just slept it off here.
[sheepish smile]
Chris Watts: This is a pretty rough side of town, ma'am.
Karen Cook: I know. You're right. I'm stupid sometimes. Stupid alcohol.
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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 See 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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