Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Crawlspace" review

Crawlspace (1986)

Directed by David Schmoeller
Writing credits David Schmoeller

Klaus Kinski .... Doctor Karl Gunther
Talia Balsam .... Lori Bancroft
Barbara Whinnery .... Harriet Watkins
Carole Francis .... Jessica Marlow
Tane McClure .... Sophie Fisher (as Tane)

I bought this DVD. Karl Gunther, (Klaus Kinski), has a thing for his tenants. He rents out a couple of rooms to some hot women. Karl likes to see what they're up to so he has invented an elaborate crawlspace system to spy on them all. When he gets disturbed by what he sees, he makes a "Tap Tap Tap" sound. The women follow the tapping to his upstairs dungeon where many comical and deadly traps await them.

This movie is hilarious. You should see it. Karl has a trap waiting in every room in his apartment building. Karl used to be a Nazi and it's hard to shake the old habits. He doesn't like to get his hands dirty so he always has his booby trap remote control handy. For instance, when the women were just sitting around an apartment and boring Karl to tears, he pressed a button and a giant rat marched into the room. This is how Karl entertains himself. Watching women scream from the crawlspace makes for a fascinating pastime.

I enjoyed this one. Karl and his mania for crawlspace voyeurism and bloody traps entertained me.

SCORE: 3 out of 4 madman Karls

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Karl wasn't a Nazi himself, but his father was...