History Main / CreepyBasement

19th May '16 7:05:31 PM Orbiting
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It should be noted that for a lot of people, this trope is TruthInTelevision. Although, nothing impedes a houseowner from {{avert|edTrope}}ing the trope entirely by making the basement a clean, well-lit and light-hued living area, even with ground-level windows for natural illumination- and filled with cool stuff, from TVs to bars to pinball tables. Many bedrooms are done that way, in fact.

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It should be noted that for a lot of people, this trope is TruthInTelevision. Although, nothing impedes a houseowner from {{avert|edTrope}}ing the trope entirely by making the basement a clean, well-lit and light-hued living area, even with ground-level windows for natural illumination- and filled with cool stuff, from TVs [=TVs=] to bars to pinball tables. Many bedrooms are done that way, in fact.
22nd Apr '16 11:33:53 AM themisterfree
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It should be noted that for a lot of people, this trope is TruthInTelevision. Although, nothing impedes a houseowner from {{avert|edTrope}}ing the trope entirely by making the basement a clean, well-lit and light-hued living area, even with ground-level windows for natural illumination. Many bedrooms are done that way, in fact.

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It should be noted that for a lot of people, this trope is TruthInTelevision. Although, nothing impedes a houseowner from {{avert|edTrope}}ing the trope entirely by making the basement a clean, well-lit and light-hued living area, even with ground-level windows for natural illumination.illumination- and filled with cool stuff, from TVs to bars to pinball tables. Many bedrooms are done that way, in fact.
24th Mar '16 5:02:25 AM sister
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* In ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'', the titular character owns a prime example of a creepy basement where he stashes all the dead people. In the second season, [[spoiler:Beverly is killed when Hannibal catches her searching through]] his basement.
12th Mar '16 11:57:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' episode called "The Tale Of The Dark Music" was mainly focused on a boy named Andy who moved into a new house and it had a basement that he was scared to go into but he had to anyway to do laundry and like. While down there he discovered that playing music would wake up a demon that lived in the cellar for a long time. He fed the local neighborhood bully to the demon and it told Andy that it would give him anything his heart desired. All he had to do was, in the demon's own words, "Feed me..."

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* ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'':
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The ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' episode called "The Tale Of The Dark Music" was mainly focused on a boy named Andy who moved into a new house and it had a basement that he was scared to go into but he had to anyway to do laundry and like. While down there he discovered that playing music would wake up a demon that lived in the cellar for a long time. He fed the local neighborhood bully to the demon and it told Andy that it would give him anything his heart desired. All he had to do was, in the demon's own words, "Feed me..."



* In ''HomeImprovement'', Wilson's basement is a deep, dark, dank, very spacious cavern as shown in the pic of this page.

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* In ''HomeImprovement'', ''Series/HomeImprovement'', Wilson's basement is a deep, dark, dank, very spacious cavern as shown in the pic of this page.



* A RunningGag has Jackson in HannahMontana not want to clean the basement as a punishment as "there are [[SpidersAreScary spiders]] down there".

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* A RunningGag has Jackson in HannahMontana Series/HannahMontana not want to clean the basement as a punishment as "there are [[SpidersAreScary spiders]] down there".



* Early in ''AfraidOfMonsters'', David must venture into one and turn off the electricity in the Hospital. It gets significantly scarier when he tries to get out.

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* Early in ''AfraidOfMonsters'', ''VideoGame/AfraidOfMonsters'', David must venture into one and turn off the electricity in the Hospital. It gets significantly scarier when he tries to get out.
17th Feb '16 2:25:11 PM Mamealoney
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* ''Film/Housebound'': The basement is full of life-size sculptures of saints. Human-shaped looming figures with overtones of bloody death? Thanks, those will cheer this basement right up.
22nd Nov '15 2:23:47 PM Twiddler
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* In ''VideoGame/TheDeadCase'', there's one in the house of [[spoiler:Greg Toberen]]. The protagonist finds human bones in the remains of his basement and [[spoiler:his wife conveniently died in a house fire when [[HeKnowsTooMuch she went snooping down there]].]]
15th Nov '15 6:32:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Rugrats}}:'' A few episodes had the babies traveling down to a basement, and usually they would exaggerate what was actually going on in reality to make it more creepy, in the babies' eyes at least. Understandable, really, considering how often Stu would work on his crazy inventions down there...

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* ''{{Rugrats}}:'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}:'' A few episodes had the babies traveling down to a basement, and usually they would exaggerate what was actually going on in reality to make it more creepy, in the babies' eyes at least. Understandable, really, considering how often Stu would work on his crazy inventions down there...
7th Nov '15 7:50:29 PM nombretomado
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* [[RedLetterMedia Harry S. Plinkett]] [[SerialKiller utilizes]] his cellar to great effect. At one point, he even refers to it as his 'creepy basement'.

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\n* [[RedLetterMedia [[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Harry S. Plinkett]] [[SerialKiller utilizes]] his cellar to great effect. At one point, he even refers to it as his 'creepy basement'.






1st Oct '15 2:27:09 PM LaurelHS
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** Tim invokes this in one episode by turning the basement into a HauntedHouse for Brad's Halloween party.
17th Aug '15 1:11:21 PM ANTMuddle
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* ''Film/TheHandThatRocksTheCradle'': Claire is left with this impression of her own basement when she faces off with Peyton. Of course, it's precisely because of that showdown that it comes to feel like a crypt.
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