CRAWLER’S CHAOS: Crawlspace (1986)

AVAILABLE ON DVD VIA AMAZON, NO EXTRAS.

I REMEMBER SEEING THE TRAILER FOR THIS IN THE NINETIES THROUGH SOME BIG BOX FORGETTABLE RENTAL, AND IT HAS ALWAYS STAYED WITH ME; KLAUS KINSKI RUSHING THROUGH CRAWLSPACES IN SOME BUILDING… COOL. WHEN I SAW THE DVD WAS OUT, I HAD TO GRAB IT AND EXPERIENCE THIS ODDITY, AND IT IS CERTAINLY AN ATTENTION GRABBER.

IT FEATURES KINSKI IN A SCENERY CHEWING ROLE AS A GERMAN LANDLORD CALLED KARL GUNTHER (WHO IS BY SOME INCREDIBLE SHOCK PLOTTING TECHNIQUE, THE SON OF A NAZI DOCTOR!!!!), AND LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM OWNING AND LETTING APARTMENTS IN HIS BUILDING. HE ALSO KEEPS A TONGUELESS WOMAN AS A PET, AND PLAYS VOYEUR TO THE FEMALE ONLY RESIDENTS; HE TURNS AWAY ANY MALES INTERESTED IN STAYING.

THE REST OF THE CAST STRUGGLE TO KEEP UP WITH KLAUS KINSKI’S ACTING, AND SO DOES THE WRITER. WATCHING IT YOU’LL WONDER WHY HE LIKES TO MAKE SCRATCHING NOISES IN THE CRAWLSPACES HE GLIDES THROUGH ON LITTLE TROLLEYS, AND WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN HE GOES ON A DEMENTED KILLING SPREE TOWARDS THE END, SINCE HE’S LIVED HAPPILY WITH HIS HOBBIES AND HIS DAILY RUSSIAN ROULETTE GAME FOR YEARS.

THAT ASIDE, ITS A TOTALLY ENJOYABLE HORROR WITH BAD HAIRCUTS.


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