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House of Evil (1968)

PG | | Horror, Mystery | 1972 (USA)
Relatives of a recently deceased man meet at his eerie castle for a reading of the will. They encounter a sinister piano player who turns out to be a toy maker, and his toys are imbued with murderous intentions.

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Matthias Morteval
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Lucy Durant
Andrés García ...
Charles Beasler
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ...
Ivor Morteval (as Ángel Espinoza)
Beatriz Baz ...
Cordelia Rash
Quintín Bulnes ...
Dr. Emerick Horvath
Manuel Alvarado ...
Morgenstern Morteval
Carmen Velez
Arturo Fernández ...
Professor Frank
Felipe de Flores
Fernando Saucedo
Estuardo Mora
José Luis García de León ...
(as José Luis G. de León)
Victor Jordan
José Antonio Garcia
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Relatives of a recently deceased man meet at his eerie castle for a reading of the will. They encounter a sinister piano player who turns out to be a toy maker, and his toys are imbued with murderous intentions.

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Horror | Mystery

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Shot in 1968, this film didn't receive a mainstream theatrical release until 1978. See more »

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Matthias Morteval: [speaking to a portrait of his father] Somewhere in our garden, father, the evil weed has sprung up again. If God will give me strength in the twilight of my life, I promise you that I will find that weed and tear it from our soil with all its evil seed...
[extremely long pause]
Matthias Morteval: ...Once and for all.
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Even Karloff can't keep this one going.
30 August 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This movie is just plain painful. It was cheap, boring, not even goofy bad. Usually Boris Karloff at least keeps passing interest in his films. However, this is one of the exceptions. Even worse, this is one of the last ones he made, making this movie have a worse effect. Recommended for Karloff fans ONLY!


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