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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,…
An Empire classic! A monster destroys a house full of pretentious artists! What's not to love? It's not even 80 minutes long. You get an extended cameo by Jeffrey Combs, the three B's (boobs, blood, and beast) Yvonne De Carlo, and Brian Robbins from CHUD II (a personal fave of mine). The juiciest highlight is one nasty fucking decapitation.
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.
Creative low budget horror about a comic book artist.
I want to fuck the cellar dweller
Fun, entertaining and campy horror film that is a forgotten gem of sorts, Cellar Dweller is a film that is thoroughly enjoyable due to its camp value and interesting story. The acting here is nothing great, but where the film makes up is the interesting idea that John Carl Buechler delivers. This is the type of film that deserves to be seen again by midnight film fans, and it offers a pleasant, entertaining hour and a half of cheesy, tongue in cheek monster carnage. The concept of the film is good, and the story here is simply a lot of fun. This is one of those 80’s horror films in the vein of Ghoulies and Gremlins, but with a more…
A very fun hidden jem.
Exploitation de "Creepshow" por la Empire, pero sin la chispa de aquella. Parece un subproducto incluso para la productora, con Jeffrey Combs sólo haciendo un cameo y una banda sonora que se quiere parecer a Richard Band imitando a Herrmann. Lo mejor es el monstruito y los FX bastante gore del final, cosa lógica siendo el director un maestro en ese campo. Al final resulta algo rutinaria y hasta infantil en vez de adolescente.
Goosebumps for college kids. Viewer beware, you're in for a shrug.
Remember the video for Aha's "Take on Me"? Remember the excitement you felt when dude crashed out of the comic book and became real? Well this movie is similar to that, if it had been a demon of pure evil summoned forth into reality from the pages of a comic strip because he was given form by a cartoonist playing around with an obviously evil book she found in the cellar of a house that had the same thing happen 30 years previously. Also, no music. So yeah, forget Aha.
Written by Don Mancini (Child's Play) and directed by creature FX artist John Carl Buechler (Troll), Cellar Dweller is low budget 80s monster madness about a creature that comes to life through comic books. It's silly fun, but a tighter, more focused story would have greatly benefited the film as, like most cheap horror movies, it has a tendency to go off course with unnecessary crap. However, it's a short film with some decent monster moments, and the Cellar Dweller itself is a hoot; I've always enjoyed watching Beuchler's creations on screen, and any film with the sublime Jeffrey Combs is always worth a watch. Fast forward through the shit parts and you should have fun.
first time viewing
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
I just thought the title was funny...
Honorable Mentions to :
Dead Boyz Can't Fly (1988, but release in 1992)…