The Beast in the Cellar (1971)
Are You Dying, Young Man?
Young Man, I Think You're Dying

Nomination Year: 1996
SYNOPSIS:  Two old maids have kept their homicidal brother locked up in the basement -- until now....

If you put the plot elements and characters of Arsenic and Old Lace into a blender, this might be what came out if you had committed a mortal sin and required serious penance.

Deus Ex Machina

"Where's the Police When You--Oh."
The Beast (i.e., crazy guy in cellar) is about to kill Joyce. The cops mysteriously appear JUST in time to shoot and kill him as he's strangling her.

Worst Cover Copy

This Beast Ain't a Seller
The drawing makes it sort of look like a fuzzy Sasquatch rather than a crazy old guy. But then nobody would rent a movie called Uncle Steve's in the Basement, would they?


I Think There's a Movie in This Glitch
There's a glitch at the start of the "you'll be dead soon" clip. It's a film glitch. It's the sort of thing you have to see.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Beryl Reid  
Flora Robson Distinguished British stage actress 
Director Claim to Fame
James Kelley  

Kevin Hogan

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