Do You Like My Basement

Synopsis: Do You Like My Basement? tracks how one man's creative frustration bore a need to make the perfect horror film. Stanley Farmer was rejected universally by the film world. His frustration provoked a darker side and soon cunning, guile, devilish charm and a sociopath's streak compelled him to produce a home-made magnum opus. A film that blurs the lines between reality and fiction and demands the attention of the very world that spurned him.
Director(s): Roger Sewhcomar
Production: Virgil Films
87 min


I'm Stanley, Stanley Farmer.

I am a filmmaker.

Oh, my God, baby, what's wrong?


Just tell me what's the matter!

Oh, my God!



rent was due yesterday dude!

Can you try and have it

for me today please?

Yeah, sure.

Hey, a**hole, I already told you

I don't get paid till tomorrow!

I heard that, you little prick!

You know when the goddamn

rent is due

but, every month

it's the same sh*t.


I'm sorry.

I'm sorry, I'll get it to

you tomorrow, the latest.

I promise.


Just make sure you have it

for me tomorrow night, latest.



Hi Chad,

this is Stanley... I called earlier.

Oh, yes.

Hi Stanley, thanks for

calling, I just walked in.

So I saw the footage

you sent me.

I was wondering when you

could come along for a chat?

I can come over

today if you want.

Today is perfect.

How is 4:

00 works for me.

Are there sides or

is it a cold read?

Actually I just want to get a

sense of you, yourself,

rather than a reading.

So I'll just be asking

you a few questions, okay?

Of course, sure.

It sounds great.

Where are you located?



I'm Stanley, I'm guessing

you couldn't find the address?

I just moved here so

I inverted the numbers,

I am so used to

saying the old address.

Anyway, pleased to meet you!

Oh, you too.

I didn't understand

what you said just now,

but it's okay with me.

Please, come in.

Take a seat.

So I am making

a reality-style horror film.


The premise involves

a man placing an ad

which asks the question:

"Do you like my basement?"

Like this.


People see the ad,

call up to see if they

can spend the night

in the basement,

some out of curiosity,

others, more importantly,

to try and win the

thousand dollars,

but of course terrible

things happen to them

once they're left

alone down there.

And that is where you come in.



So, first I would like us

to go through a scenario

beginning with you

on the phone calling me

in response to the ad.

Do you mind I f I ask

a quick question first?

Sure, go ahead.

Is there pay for

the people who get cast?

Yes, there will

definitely be pay for those

that are cast in the film.

Okay, great.

I'm sorry,

I just wanted to be sure.


let's imagine the phone is ringing.


No, I say hello.

You're calling me.

Oh, I'm sorry.

Please go ahead, that was...

Okay, the phone is ringing.


Hello, I'm calling

about the basement ad?


Well, I'm interested in

learning more about the deal.

The deal is simple.

If you can spend a

night in my basement,

I will give you a thousand

dollars in cash.


what kind of basement is it?

That's for you to find out.

Well, what do I have to do?

Can I ask your

sexual orientation?

Excuse me?

I want to know if you

prefer girls or boys.

I like boys.

Is this still part

of the conversation?

It's all part of

the conversation.

Is that what you wanted?

That's fine.

Could you wait here for

me until I call you down?


Ooh, this is creepy.

I'm glad you think so.

So I've always

loved musical theater

and that's why I'm here

in the big city.

And you think you have

a good enough singing voice?

Oh, my God, yes.

The people on

Broadway can't touch me.


Sing me a song.


Go ahead.

I may be able to

use a song somewhere.


So this is actually

a song that I wrote

when I was in

a band in Atlanta.

A glam rock band.

I was born on a mountaintop

Never saw the sun

Never saw the sun

Loved the earth

and kissed the stars

And danced in the rain

And I saw

you standing there

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