Don’t Look in the Basement (1973) – By Jason S. Lockard

Film Chest media group is known for saving classics films and TV shows from being lost forever! Now their latest restored classic a 70’s B-Movie entitled Don’t Look in the Basement.

The film follows a young, psychiatric nurse named Charlotte Beale who goes to work at an isolated under-staffed sanitarium with horrendous conditions. If that isn’t enough the proprietor, Dr. Stephens, was murdered by one of the patients. Soon, the patients may just be running the asylum.

This is campy 70s b-horror at it’s campiest. The acting ranges from amazing to four canned hams worth. The script by Tim Pope known for directing music videos and The Crow: City of Angels film writes a script that tends to drag a little in spots but not to badly.

The film has been restored and looks pretty nice for a over 40 year old film. There is no bonus features which is a bit of a bummer, but horror junkies will be happy with the film alone.

So if you can’t get enough of those campy 70s horror flix! Don’t look in the basement is for you! I suggest you head over to or your local DVD provider and find out how you can get a copy today.

Moral Rating: Some adult situations, sexual situations, nudity and violence.
Audience: Adults
Genre: horror
Length: 89 minutes
Released: 2014
Our Rating: B