Moviedrome Mondays: The People Under the Stairs (1991)

Welcome back my dear readers for my first Moviedrome Monday entry since 4 weeks ago. I am glad to be back though 🙂 I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to horror director Wes Craven’s 1991 satirical horror film The People Under the Stairs. Readers can also read Cox’s intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was July 3, 1994 (read here). While I still rank The Last House on the Left and A Nightmare on Elm Street as Craven’s two greatest films, The People Under the Stairs may be the film of his that I admire the most alongside New Nightmare and his first two Scream movies. Like Cox, I too revere social comment within the horror genre and his mentioning of the film’s protagonists makes me wonder what he thinks of African-American director/writer Jordan Peele’s two horror films so far, which in this case are Get Out and Us?

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to The People Under the Stairs

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

On Break

There will be no Moviedrome Monday entries tomorrow, next Monday and the Monday after. I am taking a break from this blog. Do not worry though, I will return with new blog entries (including that of new Moviedrome Monday entries) on Sunday July 25, 2021 🙂