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House of Evil (1968)

 -  Horror | Mystery  -  1978 (USA)
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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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Matthias Morteval
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Lucy Durant
Andrés García ...
Beasley
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ...
Dr. Emery Horvath (as Ángel Espinoza)
Beatriz Baz ...
Cordelia Rash
Quintín Bulnes ...
Ivar Morteval
Manuel Alvarado ...
Morgenstern Morteval
Arturo Fernández ...
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Carmen Velez
Felipe de Flores
Fernando Saucedo
Estuardo Mora
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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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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Actually the BEST of Karloff's Mexican Movies
1 May 2009 | by (Beltsville, Maryland) – See all my reviews

This tale based on two Edgar Allen Poe pieces ("The Fall of the House of Usher", "Dance of Death" (poem) ) is actually quite creepy from beginning to end. It is similar to some of the old black-and-white movies about people that meet in an old decrepit house (for example, "The Cat and the Canary", "The Old Dark House", "Night of Terror" and so on). Boris Karloff plays a demented inventor of life-size dolls that terrorize the guests. He dies early in the film (or does he ? ) and the residents of the house are subjected to a number of terrifying experiences. I won't go into too much detail here, but it is definitely a must-see for fans of old dark house mysteries.

Watch it with plenty of popcorn and soda in a darkened room.

Dan Basinger 8/10


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