The People Under the Stairs

The People Under the Stairs

A film by Wes Craven

USA, 1991, 102'

Fool, a young African-American, breaks into the home of the wealthy landlords who evicted his family from a housing estate. Legend has it that they keep a fortune in gold coins, but what Fool discovers is a chamber of horrors chaired by a sinister couple who keep bizarre creatures imprisoned under the stairs. A black comedy in which Craven parodies the conservatism of the Reagan years with a house that, to him, represents “the whole of American society” and in which “the people under the stairs” are a consequence of the social inequalities accentuated in the 1980s. The satirical and almost grotesque tone reveal a Craven closer to his classics “Last House on the Left” and “The Hills Have Eyes” than to his teen slashers.

Credits

DIRECTOR Wes Craven SCRIPT Wes Craven PRODUCER Marianne Maddalena, Stuart M. Besser CAST Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie LANGUAGE lnglês SUBTITLES Português SALES Park Circus info@parkcircus.com

Wes Craven

Director "The People Under the Stairs"
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