starring: Klaus Kinski, Talia Balsam and Barbara Whinnery
Right before Charles Band went haywire on creating creepy little critters for DTV movies, he treated us with this fair, creative yet very underrated hidden gem of a slasher.
|Nothing beats boredom but a game of Russian Roulette|
As more and more victims fall to his blade, he finally snaps one night and concludes that he'll always be his own God, Jury and Executioner, thus resulting to his killing spree. It's up to the new occupant, Lori Brancoft, and a surgically muted Martha White, a prisoner he kept alive for God knows how long, to stop him before he murders them all.
|So much for being loyal to the Fuhrer, he thinks he's God now!|
|Unlike many of its kin, Crawlspace spends more time building the tension|
not the mutilation
The movie only became a slasher at the second half when he lose it; it is here that it shifts to your usual conventions, with our final girls trying to outrun and survive the monster, now hellbent on murder. Like the last act of an earlier Friday the 13th sequel, Karl even had the bodies of his previous victims strewn all over the building in an attempt to deter escape or fight back, resulting to quite an exhilarating last act that was worth the wait.
|The muted Martha and the gun totting Lori|
1 female projected spear through the chest
1 male had his eyes gouged offscreen
1 rat had its head pulled off
1 cat diced in a trap offscreen
1 male killed offscreen, finger seen
1 male gets a projected spear into his arse
1 female found with a spiked jaw piece impaling her neck
1 female found killed and nailed to the door
1 female found dead
1 male shot