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The People Under the Stairs

The People Under the Stairs

Director: Wes Craven Cast: Brandon Adams
Brandon Adams
, Everett McGill
Everett McGill
, Wendy Robie
Wendy Robie
Wes Craven
The People Under the Stairs

The People Under the Stairs

Director: Wes Craven Cast: Brandon Adams
Brandon Adams
, Everett McGill
Everett McGill
, Wendy Robie
Wendy Robie
Wes Craven

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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Wes Craven wrote and directed this surrealistic horror-comedy, which was inspired by a true story of parents keeping their children locked in a basement for years. Fool (Brandon Adams), an African-American teen, breaks into the home of the wealthy landlords who evicted his family from a ghetto tenement. A fortune in gold coins is rumored to exist inside, but Fool discovers that the mansion is a chamber of horrors presided over by a pair of incestuous, serial killer siblings (Everett McGill and Wendy Robie). The twisted couple has also tried to raise a succession of kidnapped boys. Each botched effort is handled the same way -- the victim's eyes, ears and tongues are removed, and he's sent to live in the sealed-off basement, where a colony of similarly deformed "brothers" resides. Fool is able to avoid the evil lovers as he moves through the house's maze of hidden passageways. He discovers that the occupants have a daughter, Alice (A.J. Langer), who has survived their abuse, so he rescues her and they attempt to free the "people under the stairs." Adams, who made his feature debut with in film, was familiar to viewers as the star of rock singer Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (1988).

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/2015
UPC: 0826663159516
Original Release: 1991
Rating: R
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 12,604

Special Features

Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Wes Craven; Audio Commentary with Stars Brandon Adams, A.J. Langer, Sean Whalen and Yan Birch; House Mother - An interview with star Wendy Robie; What Lies Beneath - Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects artists Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman; House of Horrors - An interview with Director of Photography Sandi Sissel; Setting the Score - An Interview with Composer Don Peake; Behind-The-Scenes Footage; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brandon Adams Fool
Everett McGill Daddy
Wendy Robie Mommy
A.J. Langer Alice
Ving Rhames Leroy
Sean Whalen Roach
Bill Cobbs Grandpa Booker
Kelly Minter Ruby
Eileen Mack Knight Actor
Theresa Velarde Social Worker
Jeremy Roberts Spenser
Conni Marie Brazelton Mary
Joshua Cox Young Cop
John Hostetter Veteran Cop
John Mahon Police Sergeant
George Parker Attic cop
Yan Birch Stairmaster
Wayne Daniels 1st Stairperson
Michael Kopelow 2nd Stairperson

Technical Credits
Wes Craven Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Howard Berger Special Effects
Stuart M. Besser Producer,Production Designer,Production Manager
Michelle Buhler Makeup
Dixie J. Capp Co-producer
Tony Cecere Stunts
Peter M. Chesney Special Effects
James Coblentz Editor
Kelsee Devoreaux Stunts
Molly Flanegin Set Decoration/Design
Peter Foster Associate Producer
Shep Gordon Executive Producer
Bryan Jones Production Designer
Eileen Mack Knight Casting
Robert Kurtzman Special Effects
Marianne Maddalena Producer
Nick Mastandrea Asst. Director
Ileane Meltzer Costumes/Costume Designer
Gregory Nicotero Special Effects
Donald Peake Score Composer
William R. Perry Stunts
Steve Lloyd Shroyer Art Director
Sandi Sissel Cinematographer
Donald Summer Sound/Sound Designer

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