A mixture of humor and horror makes this film a fun ride. Downstairs uses clever and slightly humorous dialogue to disarm viewers. Just at the point it can turn into comedy, the film is able to pull itself back into the horror genre. This is so as there is proper use of shock throughout the rising and concluding scenes. These shocks are further coupled with ample believable "dead" make up on actors. This film deserves 4 stars throughout its humorous start and its frightening finish.