We’re two days from Uncork’d Entertainment’s release of The Basement. A man named Craig has woken up in a basement, chained to a desk. Unfortunately for him, he’s just been kidnapped by a psycho named Bill who wants to roleplay with Craig as part of his psychosis. Bill is also switching through a number of personalities, and Craig’s only hope to break free is to manipulate them all.
Uncork’d has sent us two advance clips from the Split-inspired picture. In this first one, headline actress Mischa Barton suspects her significant other is cheating on her. She is, unfortunately, completely oblivious to what’s really going on. Meanwhile Craig grunts a lot and tries to eat his hand.
In the second clip, Craig attempts his big escape while Bill lounges upstairs, eating pizza leftovers while listening to death metal and sitting in front of a strobe light…as you do. WARNING: the Bill scenes flash pretty severely, so viewers sensitive to such images should use caution.
Popgeeks reviewed The Basement late last month. Our reviewer felt the movie was flawed but watchable. You can find that review here.
In addition to Barton, the movie stars Jackson Davis, Cayleb Long, Tracie Thoms, and Bailey Anne Borders. The Basement was directed by Brian M. Conley, and opens in selected theaters Friday. Look for it in Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Minneapolis and Phoenix. If you don’t reside in any of those places, it will also be on demand.