- Date: May 21, 1986
- Type: Movie
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Crawlspace is a 1986 horror/thriller film starring Klaus Kinski as Karl Guenther, the crazed son of a Nazi doctor, who is obsessed with trapping young women and then slowly torturing them to death. The film is produced by Roberto Bessi, written and directed by David Schmoeller and also stars Talia Balsam. Karl Guenther (Klaus Kinski) is a conscientious landlord who looks out for his young and attractive tenants. Jessica (Carole Francis), the rising young soap opera star, Harriet (Barbara Whinnery), a sensuous and vivacious secretary, Sophie (Tane McClure), an accomplished pianist who enjoys wild affairs with her boyfriend, and Lori (Talia Balsam), a young college student who has just moved in a recently "vacated" apartment: all live in Karl's well kept apartments. The only discord is the "tap, tap, tap" sound at night from the crawlspace above their rooms. Karl tells them it's only rats, but in reality it is Karl spying on them. One by one, the tenants (and a Nazi hunter named Josef Steiner), become his victims with each one put to a gruesome test. Only Lori remains alive to disclose the diabolical Karl and she enters the crawlspace-she is alone with a madman capable of anything.