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Writers:
Narciso Ibáñez Serrador (screenplay)
Juan Tébar (story)
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Release Date:
1969 (Spain) See more »
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Tagline:
One By One They Will Die! See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Spanish Horror at its finest See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lilli Palmer ... Sra. Fourneau
Cristina Galbó ... Teresa

John Moulder-Brown ... Luis (as John Moulder Brown)
Maribel Martín ... Isabelle
Mary Maude ... Irene
Cándida Losada ... Srta. Desprez
Pauline Challoner ... Catalina (as Pauline Challenor)
Tomás Blanco ... 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
Sofía Casares ... Margarita
Blanca Sendino ... Cocinera
Clovis Dave ... Enrique
Frank Braña (as Francisco Braña)
Gloria Blanco ... Regina
Juana Azorín ... Lucía
Elisa Méndez ... María
María Elena Arpón ... Alumna

Maria Gustafsson ... Ingrid (as María Gustaffson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luisa Sala ... (uncredited)
Loreta Tovar ... Alumna (uncredited)
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Directed by
Narciso Ibáñez Serrador 
 
Writing credits
Narciso Ibáñez Serrador (screenplay) (as Luis Peñafiel)

Juan Tébar (story) (as Juan Tebar)

Original Music by
Waldo de los Ríos 
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Berenguer (director of photography)
Godofredo Pacheco (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Mercedes Alonso 
Reginald Mills (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Ramiro Gómez 
 
Art Direction by
Ramiro Gómez 
 
Set Decoration by
Ramiro Gómez 
 
Costume Design by
Víctor María Cortezo  (as Víctor Cortezo)
 
Makeup Department
José Echevarría .... assistant makeup artist
Carmen Martín .... makeup artist
Carmen Rodríguez .... assistant hair stylist (as Carmina Rodríguez)
Julián Ruiz .... key hair stylist
Carmen Sánchez .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Manuel Pérez .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mahnahén Velasco .... assistant director
Jaime Villate .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Rafael Ablanque .... second assistant set decorator (as Rafael Ablánquez)
Juan Gracia .... property master
Rafael Pérez Murcia .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Luis Castro .... foley artist
Enrique Molinero .... sound engineer
Mike Tucker .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Beaton .... special effects
Don Deacon .... special effects
Wilfred Thompson .... special effects (as Wilf Thompson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Juan Antonio Aguilar .... focus puller
Salvador Gil .... camera operator
Antonio Luengo .... still photographer
Luis Peña .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carmen de la Casa .... wardrobe
Manolita Iglesias .... assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Marisa Hernández .... assistant editor (as María Luisa Hernández)
María Dolores Laguna .... assistant editor
Selwyn Petterson .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Waldo de los Ríos .... conductor
 
Other crew
Alberto Berco .... production coordinator (as Alberto Berconsky)
Marisol Carnicero .... production secretary
Mari Ángeles Herranz .... dubbing supervisor (as Mª Ángeles Herranz)
José María Maldonado .... production assistant (as José Mª Maldonado)
Margarita Pardo .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La residencia" - Spain (original title)
"House of Evil" - USA (alternative title)
"The Boarding School" - International (English title)
"The Finishing School" - USA
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Runtime:
99 min | Australia:105 min (VHS)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
The Director is son of the popular Argentine horror-films actor Narciso Ibáñez Menta.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987) (V)See more »

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Spanish Horror at its finest, 2 July 2012
Author: acidburn-10 from United Kingdom

The Plot = A young girl joins a French boarding school for problem girls and soon feels that something's amiss with a sinister head mistress and nasty students, and girls begin to disappear and the teaching staff keep covering it up.

Despite being over 40 years old, this movie still holds up well in my opinion and is still effective and creepy by today's standards. The directing is both skillful and artistic and the suspense is spot on, with the murder sequences played out like a stylish nightmare and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Okay there is not a lot of blood and gore and this flick does rely on character development more, but that works because the cast are well acted and keeps you interested the entire way through. The killer's identity was easily figured out, but the motive when it's revealed is highly shocking and effective and will stick with for a long time afterwards.

The formats of this movie is nothing new but given the fact that this movie came out in 1969, it's pretty easy to see where a lot of these slasher movies get their inspiration and this proves that this movie is ahead of its time. The performances like I said before are excellent, Lilli Palmer who plays the head mistress simply steals to show, with a strong performance easily hold a film together single-handedly, and inject menace or compassion into a scene with a subtlety missing from many horror films of the period. Christina Galbo balances emotion and strength perfectly, as the new student.

All in this entire movie works well as a Gothic murder mystery filled with tension, a definite must see for any fans of European horror.

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