DON’T LOOK IN THE CELLAR (2008) Reviews and overview

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‘Whatever you do…’

Don’t Look in the Cellar is a 2008 American slasher horror feature film directed by Dennis Devine (Things 4; Vampire Club 3D; Alice in MurderlandLizzie Borden’s Revenge; et al) from a screenplay co-written by Carlos Perez (Monster: The Prehistoric ProjectVamps in the City; The Occultist). The movie stars Randal Malone, Shevaun Kastl and Tara Shayne.

A group of college students regret their decision to sneak into the cellar of a haunted asylum on Halloween. One by one, they encounter Smiley, the last of a flawed bloodline…


Of course, someone will come along and say “It’s supposed to be cheesy!” Sure. The director took the time to hire actors (let’s call them that for argument’s sake), rent equipment (it actually doesn’t look that bad, as these things go; the trailer is not how the movie itself looks), presumably cater the cast and crew, edit it, get it distributed, etc., and intentionally shot a movie in what is probably his own house…” Horror Movie a Day

“The “asylum” is obviously someone’s house, the effects amount to nothing more than a little blood spatter when someone gets stabbed (and if you can explain to me how someone getting stabbed in the gut results in spatter all over their own face, I’d love to hear it), and the acting? No, that wasn’t acting. That wasn’t even close to acting.” Movie Rewind

Cast and characters:

  • Randal Malone … Wendel
  • Shevaun Kastl … Cheryl
  • Tara Shayne … Melissa
  • Jed Rowen … Smiley
  • Anya Benton … Angela
  • Anthony Campanello … Jeff
  • Adam Salandra … Matt
  • Vanessa Mitchell … Sarah
  • Cassie Fliegel … Heather
  • Laura Artolachipi … Tammy
  • Joanna Teris … Tegan
  • Juliette Angeli … Sylvia
  • Meghan Falcone … Britney
  • Leigh Dunham … Jaime
  • Corey Webber … Corey

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