House by the CemeteryDirector: Lucio Fulci
This cult horror film from director Lucio Fulci lurches along with a certain amount of disjunction due to cutting, perhaps, if not to an innate Fulci disposition. When the Boyle family temporarily moves into a mansion near Boston so the father can do some research, the son Bob (Giovanni Frezza) starts seeing the ghost of a young girl motioning to him, and eventually he discovers the basement's terrible secret. A certain Dr. Freudstein (Giovanni de Nari) has been hanging out there since 1879 when he was banned from the medical profession, and he has kept himself alive although in miserable physical shape, by murdering the various inhabitants of the house and using their cells to keep his body going. An oversize bat attacks the father, floors come apart and crush unsuspecting victims, and at one point little Bob's blond head is held to the basement door by the evil doctor while the father is wildly swinging his axe through the door to save his son. Scenes like these and others are the real objective of the movie -- the strange and irresolute ending, and leaps and gaps in the plot, are indications that all else is dispensible pretext - gore is the goal and it is delivered in sickening doses.
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- Blue Underground
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- [Wide Screen]
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Cast & Crew
|Catriona MacColl||Lucy Boyle|
|Paolo Malco||Norman Boyle|
|Giovanni de Nava||Actor|
|Dagmar Lassander||Mrs. Gittleson|
|Carlo de Mejo||Actor|
|Elisa Livia Briganti||Original Story|
|Fabrizio de Angelis||Producer|
|Giannetto De Rossi||Makeup,Special Effects|
|Walter Rizzati||Score Composer|
|Vincenzo Tomassi||Costumes/Costume Designer,Editor|
|Maurizio Trani||Makeup,Special Effects|
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exerlent story and exerlent gore i realy enjoyed the film and will watch it over and over again
One of Fulci's best efforts! Dazzling gore effects and a marvelous score make this a very memorable movie indeed! You can easily overlook the few lapses in the storyline and any Fulci fan will die to own this one! As with all of Fulci's films -- don't waste your time on the cut version. For the best experience pick up Anchor Bay's DVD. Totally Awesome!!
This is one of the most under-acted, low budget films I have ever seen. Sucks big time. Gore for the sake of gore and actors that cannot act. Unbelievably repulsive. I would give it no stars at all if I could. And if that is not bad enough, the audio and video are not in sync!!! Sorry folks, but I would ave that $5.95 if I were you!!
how great of a movie to start with a girl just finishing a sex act and finding a knife through her mouth? Classic. And so is the rest of this completelly bizarre freak fest made over 20 years ago, and still crazy enough for today's horror fan. This b -rated gore fest almost had me watching again, right when it ended!!