Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Eric Peter-Kaiser, Sam Skoryna, Lynn Lowry, Tiffany Shepis, Billy Morrison
Director: Michael Shelton
Studio: Music Video Dist Release Date: 10/20/2009
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A 'Basement' Worth Stepping Into
Ben Wasden | Uriah, AL | 12/02/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Basement Jack is an independent slasher movie in the vein of Rob Zombie's Halloween. Like that film, it shows in great detail what exactly made the serial killer tick. I, unlike some people, appreciated that approach in Zombie's movie, and I appreciated it here as well. It makes for a more believable and interesting movie when there is a know motive, because no one is born evil. Something has to happen to make someone who they are.
In Basement Jack, we are shown many flashbacks to Jack Riley's childhood that show that he had an abusive mother growing up. The mother is played by Lynn Lowry of George Romero's The Crazies. All grown up, Jack is a homicidal killer who preys on families after slumming in their basement. That's how he got his nickname.
There is a huge body count in 'Basement.' I didn't count, but I'm sure something like twenty people are knocked off. Unfortunately, about half of the death occur offscreen. That's pretty much the only problem I had with the film. As a whole, Basement Jack is the most interesting slasher I've seen in a while that takes itself seriously. And as a plus, one of my faves Tiffany Shepis shows up as a police officer."
Don't judge a dvd by it's cover and what's written on it
gr8fl | New Jersey | 01/04/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Once again I was taken in by an "award winning" (as stated on the cover as well as the dvd itself) horror movie. I can't imagine anyone who doesn't have a financial interest in this crap praising it. The movie tries (and fails miserably) to use a plot line similar to that of "Halloween". It uses most of its (low) budget on special effects which are okay but nothing you haven't seen before and not worth sitting through the whole movie for. The Basement Jack character is not very frightening, the acting sucks. In one scene the victim falls dead seconds BEFORE Jack sticks his blade into him. I had to go back and replay the scene in slow motion to make sure that I saw what I thought I did. The dialogue and storyline are more often than not, unbelievable and stupid. There's a scene where Jack kills off most of an entire (GUN CARRYING) police department in their own headquarters using nothing more than a machette. All in all, this useless excercise of a movie is an annoying, (unintentionally) laughable complete waste of time.
Don't waste yours on it."