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House of the Damned (1963)

Approved | | Mystery, Thriller | March 1963 (USA)
An architect and his wife are staying in an empty castle in California. They are joined by an unhappily married lawyer and his wife. Things start getting strange when they spot a half man/... See full summary »

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Ron Foster ...
Scott Campbell
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The Legless Man
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An architect and his wife are staying in an empty castle in California. They are joined by an unhappily married lawyer and his wife. Things start getting strange when they spot a half man/half beast prowling around the house and keep seeing a headless woman wandering the grounds. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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13 keys to unleash the living dead. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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March 1963 (USA)  »

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O Castelo Maldito  »

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When Ron Foster and Merry Anders set out on their journey to the House they are in a Chrysler, but arrive in a Plymouth. When they go to the estate agent to collect the keys the Chrysler is parked outside, but they return to the house in the Plymouth. See more »

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The Legless Girl: Where will we go?
The Fat Woman: We'll have to find a new circus.
The Legless Girl: The faces...
The Fat Woman: Oh come on, come on, we've all been looked at before.
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not so damned as you expect...
22 June 2001 | by (Mol, Belgium) – See all my reviews

A very mediocre movie that based its story too much on earlier classics like FREAKS and Robert Wise's THE HAUNTED. The acting isn't something to write home about, but at least they tried to give the characters a little background. The first part of the movie suggest more horror then really showing it and at times it works. The last part of the movie ends in such a disappointing way you can't talk about a horror movie anymore and you'll ask yourself what you just have been watching. Real horror fans should avoid this one. Proof? No one dies.


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