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The House on Skull Mountain (1974)

PG  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  October 1974 (USA)
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Murders occur at the southern estate of a voodoo priestess when four relatives gather to hear her will.

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Dr. Andrew Cunningham
Janee Michelle ...
Lorena Christophe
Jean Durand ...
Thomas Pettione
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Phillippe Wilette
Xernona Clayton ...
Harriet Johnson
Lloyd Nelson ...
The Sheriff
Ella Woods ...
Louette
Mary J. Todd McKenzie ...
Pauline Christophe
Don Devendorf ...
The Priest
Jo Marie ...
The Doctor
Leroy Johnson ...
Mr. Ledoux (as Senator Leroy Johnson)
Ray Bonner ...
Deputy Sheriff
O.J. Harris ...
Voodoo Dancer
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Four cousins who have never met are invited by their Great-Grandmother Christophe to visit her mansion outside of Atlanta. When they arrive, they learn she has just died. They stay to hear the reading of her will and soon are being killed off one-by-one with voodoo magic. The survivors try to find the killer before he finishes them all off. Written by Anonymous

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Kauhujen talo  »

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On the beneficiaries' first night in the house, Lorena sits in front of a large, circular vanity mirror preparing for bed. The shot creates an optical illusion of a skull: the shape of the mirror is the outline, Lorena's hair and its reflection form the two eyes and a row of toiletry bottles and its reflection create the teeth. An illustration of a skull is superimposed briefly over the shot to drive the point home. The same effect appears at Phantom Manor, Disneyland Paris' version of The Haunted Mansion; there the effect is enhanced by a crack in the wall behind the bride, the reflection of which forms the skull's nose. See more »

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My Home Town Is Just A Stranger Now
Lyrics by Ruth Talmadge
Music by Art Freeman
Sung by Debbi Lindsey
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Takes itself too seriously!
20 August 2000 | by (Toronto,Ontario) – See all my reviews

This movie seems to be in a time warp. At times, the plot seems to copy the gathering-of-the-relatives/read-the-will plot which was old even by the 1930s. At other times, it tries to blend in voodoo and blaxploitation themes and even hints at an inter-racial romance. None of these elements really works out and the film comes off as being a hodgepodge. Mike Evans (Lionel on the Jeffersons) only has a small part and a not very good one at that. The film also has a made-for-TV look about it due to the fact that there are really only about 10 or so people in the cast and not much in the way of special effects. The title itself is inappropriate. It sounds like a Hardy Boys Mystery. The servant dabbling in voodoo was kind of creepy though.


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