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The House That Screamed (1970)

La residencia (original title)
GP | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1971 (Norway)
An abusive headmistress runs a secluded school for wayward girls in 19th century France, whose students are "disappearing" under mysterious circumstances after dark.

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(screenplay) (as Luis Peñafiel), (story) (as Juan Tebar)
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Sra. Fourneau
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Teresa
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Luis (as John Moulder Brown)
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Isabelle
Mary Maude ...
Irene
Cándida Losada ...
Srta. Desprez
Pauline Challoner ...
Catalina (as Pauline Challenor)
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Pedro Baldie
Víctor Israel ...
Brechard
Teresa Hurtado ...
Andrea
María José Valero ...
Elena
Conchita Paredes ...
Susana
Ana María Pol ...
Claudia
Mari Carmen Duque ...
Julia (as María del Carmen Duque)
Paloma Pagés ...
Cecilia
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Storyline

Lilli Palmer owns and runs a school for wayward girls in France. Her absolute discipline has fostered a social order among the girls with rampant sex, lesbianism and torture the norm. Palmer also has an adolescent son (Moulder Brown) she tries to keep isolated from the young women lest he be tainted by sexual relations; She explains that he must wait for a girl "just like his mother". Meanwhile, girls are "running away" (being murdered) one by one, with their corpses and any evidence of their outcome not to be found. Beware cut versions; the film was shown back in the 70's on network TV chopped to only 76 minutes! Written by Arthur Workman <arthur49@user1.channel1.com>

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Contains the first ever close-up slow-motion murder in Spanish cinema history. See more »

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Great Movie!
7 August 2003 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

This is a really good horror film to be old, just barely making it to the 70's. I recorded this movie off of regular TV so I was trying to get a copy of this movie just in case I missed a lot of parts that were cut out. The movie was scary at times and very mysterious. My rating 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.


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