Bottom Line: A simple, fun story by the team at Reckless Tortuga (who brought us Psycho Girlfriend) about a group of stereotypical college characters hanging out in a basement with a spirit that is just looking for a little love. Heavy on the slapstrick, The Basement nonetheless gives you a quirky new take college horror spoof motif.
Six college kids decide to study in a creepy basement…
Cast: Lindsey Reckis, Eric Pumphrey, Rachel Miner, Jason Schnell
Website: The Basement
Well shot and well paced throughout, you get the feeling that this is meant to be watched in one take. Even though they do a good job of recapping every episode, it would have been pretty distracting to watch these piecemeal. (Pacing 4)
Since they are traveling down a well worn path with the story, they took the extra time they had to add a lot of great flourishes to the shoot. The edits are fantastic and the music plays really well with the overall composition of the episodes. All in all it is a really well crafted series. (Polish 4.5)
They don’t cover too much new ground here, it almost feels like a spoof on bad college horror spoofs. (Novelty 3)