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Horror House (1969)
"The Haunted House of Horror" (original title)

GP  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  15 April 1970 (USA)
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Teenagers gathered in an old mansion are being murdered one by one. The survivors must discover who among them is the killer before he finishes off everybody.

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Chris
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Sheila
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Inspector Bill Bradley
Mark Wynter ...
Gary Scott
George Sewell ...
Bob Kellett
Gina Warwick ...
Sylvia Fuller
Richard O'Sullivan ...
Peter
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Dorothy Pulman
Julian Barnes ...
Richard
Veronica Doran ...
Madge
Robin Stewart ...
Henry
Jan Holden ...
Peggy
Clifford Earl ...
Police Sergeant Pelley
Robert Raglan ...
John Bradley
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Storyline

A group of sixties teenagers bored with the party they're at drive out to a deserted old mansion, but their laughter turns to fear when one of them is killed in a frenzied knife attack. Another of them persuades the rest that they should solve the murder themselves rather than go to the police, not surprisingly opening the way to further carnage. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Behind its forbidden doors an evil secret hides!

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Horror | Thriller

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Release Date:

15 April 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Horror House  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film was drastically re-written, re-shot and re-cut by writer/director Gerry Levy (under the name Peter Marcus) at the insistence of one of the US producers. Original writer/director Michael Armstrong's commentary on at least one version of the DVD goes into this in detail. Relatively little of the material outside the house was originally in the film and much of what remains was used differently. None of the material featuring George Sewell was shot by Armstrong and only one scene with Dennis Price (in the nightclub) was his. The motivation of the killer was changed and the relationships between the young people were considerably softened. See more »

Goofs

Richard stabs his mate with a huge knife, which emerges covered in blood almost to the hilt. 30 seconds later Richard is holding the knife with no blood on it then 1 minute after that, the knife has just a little blood on it. See more »

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Words and Music by Gerry Levy (as Peter Marcus)
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surprisingly vigorous
11 January 2007 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

Likable and very much of it's time. With the Carnaby Street settings, mini-skirts, sexy boots, sizzling interior design it's just a shame the 'kids' are lumbered with such inane dialogue and 'action'. a little unfair perhaps because when things do happen, they are surprisingly vigorous. I'm sure not many UK films of this time had as many multiple stabbings or such a high level of blood gushing. So, not very horrific and with a plot line that's an insult to one's intelligence, it is nevertheless worth watching for it's colourful settings and costumerie and those brutal kills. Also a mention for at least two particularly riotous spells of hysteria from a couple of the young 'chicks'.


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