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House of Terror (1973)

 -  Crime | Horror  -  March 1975 (USA)
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A nurse is hired to take care of a mean, cantankerous woman. It turns out that the nurse and her boyfriend are after the woman's fortune. When the woman turns up dead in a bathtub full of ... See full summary »

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A nurse is hired to take care of a mean, cantankerous woman. It turns out that the nurse and her boyfriend are after the woman's fortune. When the woman turns up dead in a bathtub full of blood the couple begin to search for the money, but they soon begin to suspect that the woman isn't really dead - or her ghost has come back to avenge her. Written by Anonymous

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Step by Diabolical Step, You'll Be Driven to the BRINK of INSANITY!

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Cut-rate thrills from the vault of forgotten cinema
3 October 2005 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

An instantly forgettable and routine mystery/thriller which really isn't as awful as all that when you consider the volume of truly wretched films which have somehow managed to generate substantial resonance. What we have here is an undercooked Agatha Christie-ish plot to kill a recently-widower-ed millionaire. The suspects at hand include his own sister, as well as his dead wife's nurse and her scummy lover. In a sleazy swirl of lust, deceit, and murder, the plot thickens...albeit not very much. The film's sole highlight is the presence of underrated cult figure Jaqueline Hyde in a dual role. She's a strong performer, and in this case she steals the show with little effort.

A few fleeting instances of mild violence pepper the overall ennui of HOUSE OF TERROR, a film of visibly unconcerned craftsmanship which one might stumble upon as a "Late, Late, Late Show" presentation...a mere vapor of a motion picture.

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