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Cellar Dweller

Cellar Dweller

It'll Eat You Out Of House And Home...Sep. 20, 1988 USA77 Min.
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Cast

Debrah Farentino isWhitney Taylor / Debrah Mullowney
Whitney Taylor / Debrah Mullowney
Yvonne De Carlo isMrs. Briggs
Mrs. Briggs
Jeffrey Combs isColin Childress
Colin Childress
Michael Deak isThe Creature
The Creature
Brian Robbins isPhillip Lemley
Phillip Lemley
Vince Edwards isNorman Meshelski
Norman Meshelski
Floyd Levine isTaxi Driver
Taxi Driver

Synopsis

 Cellar Dweller

Cellar Dweller  In the 1930s a horror-comic artist’s creations come alive and kill him. Years later a new cartoonist revives the creatures in his house, now part of an artist’s colony.

In the 1950s a horror-comic artist’s creations come alive and kill him.

Years later a new cartoonist revives the creatures in his house, now part of an artist’s colony.

Cellar Dweller is quite an original horror offering as well as my first Jeffrey Comb’s flick.

Of course I didn’t know it was a Jeffrey Combs movie back then,

I didn’t even know who Jeffrey Combs was. But, being the huge Tales From the Crypt (if you see the movie you’ll know what I’m babbling about) fan that I am,

the movie had an impact on me. Cellar Dweller is a very loving tribute to the EC comics that are cherished by many a horror fan. It’s also a John Carl Buechler film and he created the Ghoulies.

That explains why the Cellar Dweller is simply an oversized Ghoulie (some people even say that he’s cute). I spent quite some time looking for this movie and gave up.

It’s one of those movies you see when you’re a kid watching Showtime after midnight and you never expect to see it again (especially since you don’t remember the title).

Then you run across it in a ghetto Blockbuster years later and you realize that this is the movie you’ve been looking for, and, indeed, one of your heroes is in it.

Great gore effects, gratuitous chewing, and Lily Munster (Yvonne De Carlo) make Cellar Dweller a classic in my book, no matter how many people disagree.

“Whenever there is imagination, I will dwell.”

Note for genre buffs: Look for a Troll and a Ghost Town poster on the walls of the colony. John Carl Buechler did the effects for both of those films.

Cellar Dweller
Cellar Dweller
Original titleCellar Dweller
IMDb Rating5.0 1,193 votes
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