DVD The People Under the Stairs [DVD] (DVD 1362186),
back to browsing

The People Under the Stairs [DVD]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Fool, a 13-year-old boy, lives in the ghetto with his sister and sick mother. When his family doesn't have enough money to pay the rent, Fool is persuaded by Leroy (Ving Rhames) to break into his landlord's house to steal a valuable coin collection. Once Fool and Leroy are inside the huge and heavily fortified house, they realize they've gotten more than they bargained for, as the landlords turn out to be an insane brother and sister couple (Everett McGill and Wendy Robie) who murder visitors and keep their kidnapped "sons" locked up in the basement as deformed monsters. Only Alice, an imprisoned girl, can save Fool from the horrors within, and a frantic chase begins between the walls of the bizarre house as Fool tries to save himself, Alice, and his community from the evil landlords. A unique and inventive horror film, THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS combines the structure of a classic fairy tale with modern social criticism and imaginative production design. Director Wes Craven based his film on real-life news reports of parents who kept their children locked up at home.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 21237

  • Credits
    Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, Brandon Quinton Adams, Brandon Adams, A.J. Langer, Ving Rhames, Bill Cobbs, Kelly Jo Minter, Kelly Minter, Sean Whalen, Jeremy Roberts
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Craven achieves a quietly eerie effect..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Creepy and, considering the bizarre circumstances, surprisingly funny....Plays like a stroll through an amusement park's haunted house..."
    New York Times

0 Stars 0 average rating
In Stock -- Item Ships for FREE
Our price $9.71
Add to wishlist

What viewers like you said...

Have you seen this movie? Be the first to write a review

Also suggested for you...

  • buy now for


  • buy now for


  • buy now for


  • buy now for