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It'll Eat You Out Of House And Home...
In the 1930s a horror-comic artist's creations come alive and kill him. Years later a new cartoonist revives the creatures in his house, now part of an artist's colony.
I just watched Cellar Dweller three months ago but after receiving the Scream Factory 4-movie set containing this on DVD (along with Contamination 7, Catacombs aka Curse IV, and The Dungeonmaster) I had to watch it again. Seeing as how it's only 78 minutes long, what's it gonna hurt?
I don't really have anything to add that I haven't already said in my original review except the fact that when a person lives in a house with 5 other people, you would think at least one of them would hear someone screaming on a relatively quiet weeknight..or at least the chaos brought on by a grunting, gigantic beast-demon. Either way, this was just as enjoyable the second time around.
After two years of Cellar Dweller residing in my watchlist, I finally got around to watching it. I have been vaguely aware of it (mostly just the title/coverart) for years!
Despite being aware of it for years I didn't know anything about Cellar Dweller, like the fact it was directed by FX-Artist John Carl Buechler (Troll, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood) and written by Child's Play writer Don Mancini. The movie even had a character played by Jeffrey Combs!
This movie is surprisingly decent, incredibly entertaining and for some reason criminally underseen for an '80s horror film, this could be because the movie has unfortunately not seen a DVD release (until the recent release by Shout Factory,…
Cellar Dweller is an awesome low-budget fantasy/horror movie, from the Empire Studios and full of great cartoon art, but most important a really entertaining and funny story with some awesome gore scenes and good actors (with a special apparition of Jeffrey Combs). Written by the man who wrote the Child's Play franchise, Don Mancini, this movie is just everything I could ever ask for, I wouldn't change nothing about it even if I could. I have it on my watchlist since always and 2 days ago I remembered that it exists and I still hadn't watch it, so I thought "Oh, what the hell! Why not?", it was a movie that I wanted to watch for a really long time…
I loved this film as a kid. As it turns out, I never grew up!
This is a stupidly entertaining comic-horror movie from 80s B-movie company, Empire Pictures- the team behind such classics as RE-ANIMATOR, TROLL, and the GHOULIES series.
If you've seen any of those then you know what to expect- a bunch of oddball characters, numerous absurd plot-points, and lashings of laughable gore. Special FX artist John Carl Buechler directs, and his imaginative creature creations have never looked better.
A cheap and cheerful creature-feature that doesn't take itself seriously, just the way I like 'em.
"Woe unto you who gives the beast form. To contemplate evil is to ask evil home."
Cellar Dweller is a fun Empire Pictures release directed by special effects guru/ director John Carl Buechler (Troll, Friday the 13th VII ) & written by Don Mancini (of the Childs Play series fame). A famed 1950's horror artist(Jeffrey Combs in a cameo) of the popular Cellar Dweller comic book is killed when his creation comes to life right off the page into real life. Fast forward 30 years later when a female fan of the Cellar Dweller comics comes to the house her idol died in which is now a house for artists. When she begins continuing her idols work the beast returns & begins killing again. It's a fun premise which as a few folks have already pointed out is a lot like the Tales from the Crypt episode Korman's Calamity. Entertaining little horror fantasy flick.
In which Eric from Head of the Class displays a proclivity for wearing loud colored scarves and then dies screaming in a fire.
Goofy, gory fun from Empire Pictures. The monster has a pentagram on its chest and is born of cursed comic book illustrations, what more do you need to know?
I would honestly rather be eaten by that thing than live in a house full of artists.
What a strange wee film. Couldve probably been resolved in abooouuutt 3 minutes but that wouldnt be any fun would it?
This putrid meadow muffin should never dwell anywhere but the cellar.
Favorita personal y para mí una de la películas que mejor define el canon Empire. En España se tituló "Criaturas al acecho" y se trata de una homenaje festivo y sentido al universo de EC Comics. El -verbenero- guion lo firma Don Mancini ("Muñeco diabólico") y dirige el mago de los FX John Carl Buechler, que también se encarga de la creación del monstruo, un animatronic chulísimo. El prólogo protagonizado por Jeffrey Combs es de culto y no menos la aparición de una otoñal Yvonne De Carlo.
There is a Tales from the Crypt episode with the exact same story. It works a lot better because there is only enough story in this movie to fill thirty minutes.
The best horror film about comic art this side of Crumb.
Lots of goopy people eating, an inspired dance sequence featuring facepaint and a baby doll, a smattering of gratuitous nudity and a brief appearance by Herbert West himself. Silly fun.
This is mostly notable for being one of Don Mancini's very few non-Chucky projects (he wrote this...under a pseudonym), and less notable for being one of perhaps too many directorial efforts by FX guy John Carl Buechler.
If there's one thing this has got going for it, it's Buechler's monster - he's better known for Ghoulies and Trolls, which has got to be limiting, and here he gets to basically make a pretty good satanic sasquatch. It would probably look even better if we didn't first see it looking much scarier in comic-book form, but maybe that's on the limitations of Buechler as director.
Set in an artists' retreat populated by narcissists - you know, the kind of people who…
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…