15. THE BASEMENT-STRICKEN INBREDS IN THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (1991)
Though he’s known for the horror franchises A Nightmare On Elm Street
, director Wes Craven’s output has included a few memorable stand-alone movies, including 1991’s peculiar The People Under The Stairs
. The title refers to a small army of cannibalistic inbreds held as prisoners in the basement of a nutty yet powerful husband and wife. Featuring an early turn from a then-unknown Ving Rhames, The People Under The Stairs
, as a whole, isn’t particularly scary, but the freaks beneath the living room are deformed and creepy enough to rank amongst the best of movie cannibals.