Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The People Under The Stairs (1991) + more

For the next three days, we'll be looking at three neighboring historic Los Angeles homes that showed up in various B-movies throughout the late 80s / early 90s.  
First up is the Thomas W. Phillips Residence, which was built in 1905.  In 1991 it was designated as a Historic-Cultural Monument.  

The People Under The Stairs
The People Under The Stairs
The People Under The Stairs
The People Under The Stairs
The People Under The Stairs
The most memorable appearance of the house was in Wes Craven's The People Under The Stairs (1991).  In the film, the house included many trapdoors and passageways in the walls, which were filmed in a studio.  

The Convent

The house is also featured in The Convent (2000) as the home of Adrienne Barbeau's character.  

The Immortalizer
The Immortalizer

The house was used in The Immortalizer (1989) as the home of a nosy neighbor who eventually comes to the aid of the main character.  

Since the houses across the street have been used in many movies as well, the house can often be spotted in the background throughout those movies.  Two such films are Twice Dead (1988) and Running With Scissors (2006).

Twice Dead
Running With Scissors

The interior of the house was used as the kitchen of the Myer's house in Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007). 
Also, all three of the neighboring houses are supposedly featured throughout the direct-to-video Witchcraft (1989) series.  This house is used as the main location in the first film.  
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Coordinates: 34.035842, -118.306898
Visible on Street View: Yes

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