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The House That Vanished (1974)
"Scream... and Die!" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  3 October 1974 (USA)
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A young model and her petty thief boyfriend find their way through the English fog to a backwoods manor in hopes of looting it. What they find instead is murder, and when the model attempts... See full summary »

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Valerie Jennings
Karl Lanchbury ...
Paul
Maggie Walker ...
Aunt Susanna
Peter Forbes-Robertson ...
Mr. Hornby
Judy Matheson ...
Lorna Collins
Annabella Wood ...
Stella
Alex Leppard ...
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Lawrence Keane ...
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Edmund Pegge ...
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Barbara Meale ...
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Peter
Raymond Young ...
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A young model and her petty thief boyfriend find their way through the English fog to a backwoods manor in hopes of looting it. What they find instead is murder, and when the model attempts to find the house again, her efforts come to naught. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Good atmosphere saves it
1 October 2003 | by (the rock) – See all my reviews

THE HOUSE THAT VANISHED (a stupid title!) is pretty good atmospheric psychological thriller. I had very little hope for it when I started watching this Larraz film. To make matters worse, the video transfer is very dark, grainy and the sound had some weird looping technical glitch. I quickly thought then that the movie flatlined from the get go, certainly during the scene with the woman undressing in front of the killer, which was a tad ridiculous. But when the movie ended, to my surprise, I actually enjoyed it. The film is not the greatest ever made and there are a lot of faults to it (pacing is one of them) but the atmosphere is very good and the story is more about the intertwining aspects of location and identity than horror or violence. THE HOUSE THAT VANISHED reminded me a lot of Mario Bava's HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON. It's like a twisted soap opera. This film deserves a better title. And a better transfer as well, on video or DVD, than the one that's for sale on eBay (from Media), which I bought for 50 cents!!!


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