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The House of Seven Corpses (1974)

PG | | Horror | February 1974 (USA)
A director is filming on location in a house where seven murders were committed. The caretaker warns them not to mess with things they do not understand (the murders were occult related), ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Eric Hartman
Gayle Dorian
Edgar Price
Anne (as Carol Wells)
Charles Macaulay ...
Christopher Millan
Jerry Strickler ...
Ron Foreman ...
Tommy (as Larry Record)
Marty Hornstein ...
Charles Bail ...
Jonathon Anthony Beal / Theodore Beal
Lucy Doheny ...
Suzanne Beal
Jo Anne Mower ...
Allison Beal
Ronald Víctor García ...
Charles Beal (as Ron Garcia)
Jeff Alexander ...
Russell Beal
Wells Bond ...
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A director is filming on location in a house where seven murders were committed. The caretaker warns them not to mess with things they do not understand (the murders were occult related), but the director wants to be as authentic as possible and has his cast re-enact rituals that took place in the house thus summoning a ghoul from the nearby cemetery to bump the whole film crew off one by one. Written by Humberto Amador

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Eight graves! Seven bodies! One killer... and he's already dead.




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Release Date:

February 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Casa dos Sete Cadáveres  »

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1.85 : 1
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The only feature film directed by Paul Harrison. See more »


The film depicts The Tibetan Book of the Dead as some kind of black magic grimoire, when in reality it is nothing more sinister than a Buddhist treatise on the period between death and rebirth. See more »


Eric Hartman: [Gayle is being difficult and is telling the director how she wants to quit the picture] "I, I, I"... everything for Gayle, the hell with everyone else!
Eric Hartman: [angrily grabs her] Listen, baby, what you're pulling might have worked in the studios ten years ago, but not here, and not now, and sure as hell not on *my* picture!
Gayle Dorian: Eric, you're hurting me!
Eric Hartman: [unhands her, calms down] Okay, go on, leave. But you're walking, all right. And when you get there you're gonna' find just how tough it is for a middle-aged...
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Fun Schlocky Horror From the 70's
11 September 2013 | by (NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Eric Hartman (John Ireland) is filming a movie with a small cast and crew inside The House Of Seven Corpses. No one lives there anymore (they're all dead) except the old caretaker (John Carradine) and he has problems with the way the film is being shot causing him to do what Carradine did best at this stage in his career - be a cantankerous old drunk! The house provides plenty of atmosphere and the film-within-a-film keeps things interesting. There's cool creepy music and a likable enough cast, including veteran Faith Domergue, pushing this one up a little higher than some of it's drive-in-fodder peer. But still, with its slow-moving 70's story, this one is purely for those who dig stuff like "Don't Look In The Basement" or "Grave Of The Vampire" and do not need rationale in their horror films to enjoy them. Seventies haunted house fans - eat your heart out!

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