The People Under the Stairs

Friday, June 7 - Saturday, June 8, 2019

*Please note the late-night screenings on Fri Jun 7 – Sat Jun 8 begin at 12:05am, not 11:59pm!*

“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)

Part of our Spring 2019 season of “Waverly Midnights: Parental Guidance.”

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1991
  • Running Time 101 minutes
  • Distributor Universal
  • Director Wes Craven
  • Writer Wes Craven
  • Editor James Coblentz
  • Cinematographer Sandi Sissel
  • Cast Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, A.J. Langer, Ving Rhames, Sean Whalen

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