House by the Cemetery

( 4 )

Overview

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 ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (1) from $9.95   
  • New (1) from $9.95   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$9.95
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(45)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Anja Pieroni March 1, 2005 DVD New in new packaging. Language: English. Run time: 84 mins. Originally released: 1981.

Ships from: Aurora, CO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

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.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Interactive menu; Scene index
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
House By The Cemetery isn't your average haunted house movie. It's the Lucio Fulci version of a haunted house movie, which means that atmosphere is favored over a carefully structured narrative and the shocks often feature extreme, shocking gore (for instance, the opening features one of the more unusual and squirm-inducing stabbings ever shown in a horror movie). Thus, House By The Cemetery isn't for horror fans expecting something as subtle as The Haunting but the film is worthwhile for those who can enjoy a more gruesome and surreal style of horror. Fulci fully capitalizes on the creep-factor of his storyline and mixes in effective bits of subtle, often dreamlike creepiness between the big shocks. The acting in the English language version is impaired a bit by some odd dubbing (particularly the voice used for the family's son) but the actors do a solid job reacting to the film's horrors, particularly frequent Fulci star Catriona MacColl. Finally - and most importantly for a shocker like this -- the film boasts a memorably grueling finale that is capped with a haunting, unexpectedly subtle coda. In short, House By The Cemetery is primarily for Euro-horror fans with strong stomachs -- but this is the kind of atmospheric grue that is perfect for said audience.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2005
  • UPC: 625282900192
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Rating:

  • Source: Legacy Entertainment
  • Region Code: 0
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:22:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Catriona MacColl Lucy Boyle
Paolo Malco Norman Boyle
Anja Pieroni Ann
Silvia Collatina
Carlo de Mejo
Giovanni de Nava
Giovanni Frezza
Dagmar Lassander Mrs. Gittleson
Technical Credits
Lucio Fulci Director, Screenwriter
Elisa Livia Briganti Original Story
Nazzareno Cardinali Stunts
Fabrizio de Angelis Producer
Giannetto De Rossi Makeup, Special Effects
Giorgio Mariuzzo Screenwriter
Walter Rizzati Score Composer
Dardano Sacchetti Screenwriter
Sergio Salvati Cinematographer
Vincenzo Tomassi Costumes/Costume Designer, Editor
Maurizio Trani Makeup, Special Effects
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [7:24]
2. Chapter 2 [6:20]
3. Chapter 3 [7:00]
4. Chapter 4 [6:53]
5. Chapter 5 [6:13]
6. Chapter 6 [7:09]
7. Chapter 7 [8:02]
8. Chapter 8 [6:20]
9. Chapter 9 [5:57]
10. Chapter 10 [5:49]
11. Chapter 11 [9:14]
12. Chapter 12 [5:59]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It came out of nowhere...

    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!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gore for the sake of gore!!!

    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!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie delivers!

    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!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of the best horror films ever

    exerlent story and exerlent gore i realy enjoyed the film and will watch it over and over again

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews