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Basement Jack (2009)

A young serial killer preys on families during lightning storms.

Director:

Michael Shelton
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Cast

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
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A young serial killer preys on families during lightning storms.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Evil has a new address... Yours!

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Jack Riley's black straight jacket was purchased from a gay bondage website. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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Love Ones
Performed by Ricky Warwick
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Tired and derivative slasher
9 October 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

BASEMENT JACK is another cheap slasher movie, an independent straight-to-DVD effort that looks and feels exactly the same as at least a dozen others. It has the old greyed-out colour palette look going on, alongside a non-threatening villain, lots of cheap gore effects, and a strictly pedestrian narrative.

The titular character is a psychotic who choses bad weather as a time to go around menacing innocent families. There are a lot of scenes shot in rooms filled with blood sprayed over the walls and the like, but the emphasis is on graphic kill sequences as Jack goes around slaughtering all in his path.

He's an irredeemable villain, but the kills have zero impact because there's no characterisation here whatsoever. There is some talk in an attempt to build a proper story, but none of it is very interesting. The best cast member they could come up with is Tiffany Shepis, who started out as a Troma starlet. I found BASEMENT JACK tired and distasteful, and I couldn't help wondering why I was bothering to watch it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Подвальный Джек See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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