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The House That Vanished (1974)

Scream... and Die! (original title)
R | | Horror | 3 October 1974 (USA)
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 ...
Terry
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Mike
Edmund Pegge ...
Kent
Daphne Lea ...
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Richard Aylen ...
Insp. Matheson
Barbara Meale ...
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Joshua Leppard ...
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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The Vanishing Vanished
23 December 2014 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

For the want of a better plot, this slow-paced vintage horror flick has lovely Airhead Playmate Andrea Allan as its main attraction, and she's convincing enough as a pretty face to rest your eyes on.

There's a lot of eerie 70s atmosphere, but that's just about it.

A summary: Airhead follows her sordid boyfriend to a deserted house in order for him to break an entry. No reason is given for his choice of burglary object. In fact, he has a hard time finding the location. He even resorts to using a map! Well, they get there by nightfall, and while he's searching the premises, a couple enters of which the male party gets down to killing the female, not knowing that Airhead and Burglar are hiding out watching them. Airhead runs for the car but has lost the ignition key so she flees through the woods to a car junkyard, with the murderer in her tracks.

She escapes, and then basically nothing happens for a good hour.

The viewer would perhaps be expecting the deserted house to mysteriously disappear as the title does indicate a story of a vanished house. However, no quest of the house ever takes place, so the movie isn't really about a vanished house but something else (that unravels in the very last five minutes).

Airhead is totally unmoved by watching murders and corpses; rather a far cry from the American Scream Queens.

Lots of nudity and sex, with compliments to the director: he's from Barcelona!


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