The Basement Archive
July 2017, English, 4.25 x 10 in, 135 pages, color, softcover, glow-in-the-dark coil binding
Design: Sming Sming Books
The Basement Archive is a collection of film stills, exploring the archetypal space of the basement. The archive was developed by artist Lauren Steinberg, a native of Los Angeles where basements are uncommon in homes, but a commonplace in movies. The book features stills from over 50 films, spanning genres of cult classics, horror, comedy, and drama. The Basement Archive also includes an introduction by Harry Gamboa Jr.
Films included: Agnes of God, All Dogs Go to Heaven, An American Crime, Arsenic and Old Lace, Basquiat, Batman, Blast From the Past, The Boogens, Cherry Falls, The Collector, The Conjuring, The Divide, The Evil Dead, The Firm, First Born, Gacey, The Galaxy Invader, The Goonies, The Harvest, Heat, The Hole, Home Alone, House Arrest, Housebound, I Saw the Devil, The Innkeepers, Irresistible, It’s Alive, L.A. Confidential, Leprechaun, Let Me In, The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, M, Madhouse, Meet the Parents, Mr. Mom, Night of the Hunter, Night of the Living Dead, Office Killer, People Under the Stairs, Pit and the Pendulum, Psycho, Reanimator, Red, Road to Perdition, The Road, The Score, She’s Having a Baby, She’s Out of My League, Single White Female, Spotlight, The Stepfather, Tremors, Troll, The Unseen, Untraceable, The Virgin Suicides, The Wedding Singer, and Zodiac.