Cellar Dweller

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Director(s): John Carl Buechler
Production: Empire Pictures
77 min

And went crazy in

and killed himself in.

Let's not forget that.

Ms. Taylor, all of this

is very spine-tingling.

But what does it

have to do with art?

I'm sorry?

Let me be frank:

This facility's

admissions committee

has advised me to

find a place for you.

I suspect, however,

that in accepting you

my superiors are, well,

acting on some perverse

sense of nostalgia.

Colin Childress

was a cartoonist.

So are you.

That's the only

reason you're here.

If it were up to me,

you wouldn't be.

No need to mince words,

Mrs. Briggs.

Just tell me exactly

how you feel.

Well, please don't


There's nothing

personal in all this.

It's just that my only

concern is for the colony.

(Mrs. Briggs):

we have no telephones,

no television, no outside

ties to the world.

- It's a unique situation.

- What's all this?

Our most promising

resident does some

highly innovative

work with video.

This is her

Video Verit project.

It's an effort to

reflect our world...

as precisely as possible.

You could learn

something from her.

(eerie music)

Oh, by the way,

that is where your idol

concocted his last and

most notorious work.

The murder of an

innocent young woman.

A promising musician with

her entire career ahead of her.

Oh, and don't even think

about going down there.

That door is off-limits.

(mysterious music)

(heavy breathing)

(frightening music)


As you can see,

this is our kitchen.

We all take turns

preparing the meals.

This is Whitney Taylor,

our newest resident.

Lisa is a performance artist.

And Phillip

paints abstracts.

I would think that you would

discourage this kind

of work, Mrs. Briggs.

Not all contemporary art

is populist tripe, Ms. Taylor.

Come along.

(thunder rolling)


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Don Mancini

George Donald Mancini (born January 25, 1963) is an American screenwriter and film director. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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