Crawlspace (1986)

Crawlspace (1986) 
  Directed by David Schmoeller
  Starring:  Klaus Kinski

Let me introduce you to Dr. Karl Gunther.  Dr. Gunther is son of a Nazi war criminal and an apartment landlord.  Gunther began his career as a doctor in Argentina when his profession took a turn for the worse by an accident that would alter his career path.  His medical profession was spotted by at least 67 assisted suicides, 1 of which was on accident.

With this horrible incident came a spark that turned on in his brain and one that would have him leave Argentina and travel to America.  Once in America Gunther became a apartment landlord.  With the entire building at his disposal - he can now relive that spark and follow in his father's footsteps.  But will justice be served?

This movie not only cured my need for a campy 80's horror flick it actual surpassed it.  Klaus Kinski's performance was wonderful.  He alone is the only reason any fan should watch this movie.  Elaborate "crawlspace" and even a trapped door for a furry little animal only adds to this classic.  Since I always try to maintain a spoiler free review, I will only touch on the key elements to this David Schmoeller directed flick.   Kinski's performance was kick ass: he plays crazy, quirky and just weird interchangeably without any hesitation.  I would definitely recommend this movie to any one with 80 minutes to kill.
Currently this movie is on Netflix instant - so give it a shot.  I can promise a few things - clever death scenes, great acting (Kinski - only) and a few glances at your house's duct works.

Bloody Buckeye Rating:
3.5 out of 5

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