The People Under the Stairs (1991)

102 min.
Plot  Poindexter "Fool" Williams is a resident of a Los Angeles ghetto. He and his family are being evicted from their apartment by their landlords, the Robesons.

Leroy, his associate Spencer, and Fool sneak into the Robeson's household by using Spencer to pose as a municipal worker. The Robesons leave the home shortly but Spencer doesn't return. Fool and Leroy, break into the house to find Spencer, and find his dead body and a large group of strange pale children in a locked pen in a dungeon-like basement.

The Robesons return and Fool flees while Leroy is shot to death by Daddy. Fool runs into another section of the house, where he meets Alice. She tells him that the people under the stairs were children who broke the "see/hear/speak no evil" rules of the Robesons. The children have degenerated into cannibalism to survive and Alice has avoided this fate by obeying the rules without question. A boy named Roach whose tongue was removed also evades the Robesons by hiding in t...



Everett McGill
Man / "Daddy" / Eldon Robeson
A. J. Langer
Alice Robeson
Ving Rhames
Bill Cobbs
Grandpa Booker
Sean Whalen
Jeremy Roberts


All Titles

The People Under the Stairs
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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