Directed by Wes Craven, of LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET fame, THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS harks back to horror movies of the 1970s in its overall claustrophobic meanness.
Fool (Brandon Adams) lives with his mother and sister Ruby (Kelly Jo Minter) in a dangerous, filthy ghetto apartment. As if this state of affairs isn't bad enough, the family is evicted by their cruel landlords, who are known for emptying low-income buildings and replacing them with profitable
middle-class housing. Ruby's boyfriend LeRoy (Ving Rhames) concocts a scheme to steal from the landlords, and persuades Fool to help him. Together they steal into their enormous h...