Don't Look In The Basement/Review 2
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Don't Look in the Basement is one of those films that is a Video Nastie in the UK. Don't know why but that's how it is. Theres a lot of B-Movie actors in the movie. But more about them later. Now to the story...
In a mental health facility Dr. Stephens (Michael Harvey) a psychiatric doctor gives free reign to all patients. He allows one patient to chop wood using an axe. A nurse comes by and tells him she can't stand it anymore and wants to quit her job. Suddenly the Doc gets killed by the patient with the axe (and the nurse runs away). Now Dr. Geraldine S. Masters (Annabelle Weenick) steps into the scene and is now in charge.
Later on, another new nurse arrives at the facility and says Doc Stephens hired her one week ago. Dr. Geraldine S. Masters tells her the Doc was just killed and she didn't know anything about her arrival. After some arguing she gets hired for the nurse job (is the old nurse who was in the wood chopping scene still alive?). She sees some strange things on her few first days there. An old lady cuts out her tongue (did she do it by herself?) and so on. Later on, Sam (Bill McGhee) brings her to the basement and she sees Doc Stephens, he's dead! What's next? Sorry, No spoilers allowed!
First of all let me say...the movie was Boring, Boring, Boring. After 1 hour and 10 minutes the film got interesting. The acting was bad. Only one actor was great. That was Bill McGhee as Sam. Respect! One thing I saw in the film was all psychiatric people had a blue shine in their hair. Maybe it was a goof or the director did it on purpose (maybe sometime somebody will tell me about it). I read about the film on different websites and alot of people said the film was very gory. I have to say: No, not really. Of course the end scene was bloody but gory? Nope. If you know me, then you know I'm a tough critic when it comes to films. Verdict: THIS ONE IS NOT RECOMMENDED! --Reviewed by GBS