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The People Under the Stairs

Friday, December 18 - Saturday, December 19, 2015

Studio archive 35mm print

“Black ghetto child Fool (Adams) joins a pair of neighbourhood burglars planning to steal a legendary hoard of gold coins from the Old Dark House of weirdo couple McGill and Robie. Once inside, things go badly wrong: Rottweilers go for the throat, mutant children lurk beneath the stairs, and while maniacal Robie invokes the wrath of the Lord, wigged out McGill rampages in leather fetish gear, firing a shotgun at the brats in the walls. Trapped with tongue-less mutant Roach (Whalen) and abused stepdaughter Alice (Langer), Fool barely escapes being fed to the voracious People Under the Stairs.” – Time Out (London)

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1991
  • Running Time 101 minutes
  • Director Wes Craven