S.F. BROWING GRINDHOUSE DOUBLE FEATURE REVIEWEDS.F. Browning brought the grindhouse to the forefront in the late 70s/early 80s. The two films featured into today’s double feature have received releases from other outlets in the recent past. Hell, I’m looking at a double feature sporting Don’t Like in the Basement right now. Browning was a indie horror filmmaker who only produced 5 films before dying in the mid 1990s. The result was fare that usually played as second film features to bigger movies ala The Last House on The Left.Don’t Look in the Basement features an asylum where the inmates run things. Don’t Open the Door features a caring young woman being trapped in a house with a maniac that might harm her sickly grandmother. It’s quick run features that each play around the 90 minute marker. Nothing is learned or gained. However, there is full frontal nudity on the trailers included in the special features. So, be wary of that in mixed company.
- 2018 Commentary Track On “Don’t Look In The Basement” from Film Historian and Journalist, David Del Valle & Genre Director, David Decoteau (Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge)
- Original Theatrical Trailers on Both Features
- Assorted other Grindhouse Trailers
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- LPCM 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 8/14/18
- Video - 93%93%
- Audio - 90%90%
- Special Features - 94%94%
- Content Score - 88%88%
The Plot Thus Far
VCI presents in a very special – Ultimate Package – from the low budget, cult-film director, S.F. Brownrigg’s (“Poor White Trash 2” and “Keep My Grave Open”) gory, gruesome, greatness – DON’T OPEN THE DOOR and DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT. 2 Doors… we dare you to open! Both restored from new 2K scans, so bloody good we warn you… To avoid fainting, keep repeating: “It’s only a movie…It’s only a Movie! “Don’t Open the Door” – In this effective, low-budget cult-classic, a dutiful granddaughter goes home to take care of her dying grandmother. Once there, she finds herself trapped inside the house with a homicidal maniac and all hell breaks loose. “Don’t Open the Basement” – this gory little chiller takes place in an experimental hospital for the criminally insane where the creative thinking director allows several inmates to act out their psychotic delusions (you know, like – necrophilia, paranoia, and popsicles). Things really start to get nuts when a new staffer arrives…starting with the bloody ax murder of the doctor himself and leading to a total takeover of this hallowed institution by its craziest and violent inhabitants.