I have searched, and if anyone has addressed this questionon this forum, I haven't found it. I recently rewatched this little gem. I have a question: what was the gun shot in the basement all about? See the spoiler for amplifying description. Near the end of the movie, Kevin Dunn goes down into the basement. We hear a gunshot and assume that he has killed himself out of his guilt in the death of the young girl. Then the other bad guys (landlord and his son) come and they are about to kill Kevin Bacon and his wife. Riding to the rescue, comes Kevin Dunn, killing the bad guys.