A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.
He seduces them in his mind and traps them in his crawlspace.
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Kinski was apparently very unhappy with the wardrobe that had been selected for his character, buying a whole new set of clothes and charging the costs to the film production. Afterwards, he kept the clothes for himself anyway. See more
The heating ducts (or crawlspaces - from whence the picture derives its name) are absolutely immaculate. Not a speck of dust or anything. This is highly unlikely. Lori's clothes should have been especially dirty; her yellow sock should have been practically dirty. See more
[repeated line; after each failed attempt to kill himself by playing Russian Roulette
Doctor Karl Gunther
So be it.
The movie had a few scenes trimmed for its original UK video release:
- The first shot of Martha's dismembered tongue.
- A shot of Dr. Guenther cutting into his finger, then wiping the blood onto a bullet that has 'Guenther' engraved into it.
- All scenes that show Tane's character wearing a bra that has been cut with scissors, including a whole scene of dialogue between her and Hank.
References The Sea Wall
If I Had Enough Money, I'd Buy Me a Man
Music by Pino Donaggio
Lyrics by David Schmoeller
© 1986 Alband Music See more