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The Basement

Hungary / USA / UK 2017
produced by
László Illés, Roy McClurg jr, Bernhard Lebourne (executive) for Intergalactic Productions, Pannonia Pictures
directed by László Illés, Vozo Zoltán Végh (co)
starring Caroline Boulton, Gergo Szekér, Richard Rifkin, Takács Zalán, Marina Gera, Tom Nguyen, Sherin Bors, Shawn Michael Clankie, Zsolt Páll, Zoltán Füle, Laci Gondor, Varga Csenge Boglárka, Gergely Tóth, Elliot Valdez
written by Laszlo Krisztian Gera, László Illés, music by Arthur Valentin Grósz

review by
Mike Haberfelner

It was to be nothing but a party (including all the alcohol and semi-legit drugs involved) in an abandoned building - a party with all the right permits even. And yet, one of the guests goes missing, and the organizers (Caroline Boulton, Gergo Szekér, Takács Zalán, Tom Nguyen, Sherin Bors), when going looking for her, discover there's a whole system of tunnles under the building they're at - and of course, they do get lost in these maze-like tunnles, too. Problem is, there's a killer afoot on the premises, a woman with a doll face mask who might or might not be a demon - but whatever she is, she's all deadly, and she knows the place better than any of our heroes ...

 

Now I won't lie to you, The Basement does not exactly re-invent the horror genre - but it plays what might be a familiar tune to perfection, truly excelling in creating suspense, placing jump scares and the like, and it's one of those rare movies that knows how to set up "found footage" scenes - and when to omit the tactics in favour of proper storytelling.

In all, a really good ride for sure!

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