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The House on Skull Mountain (1974)

PG | | Horror, Mystery | October 1974 (USA)
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
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Lorena Christophe
Jean Durand ...
Thomas Pettione
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Phillippe Wilette
Xernona Clayton ...
Harriet Johnson
Lloyd Nelson ...
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Jo Marie ...
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Ray Bonner ...
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O.J. Harris ...
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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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Mike Evans final movie. See more »

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Edited into Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007) See more »

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Love Has Gently Come This Morning
Lyrics by John Welsh and Susan Welsh
Music by Jaime Mendoza-Nava
Sung by Ella Woods
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Reminds me of Saturdays I spent as a kid watching "Shock Theater."
15 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this maybe BECAUSE it is so lame. Victor French as Dr. Andrew Cunnigham and Janee Michelle as Lorena Christophe were actually pretty good in their roles. They seem like they are good at their craft, in spite of the silliness of the movie and it's implausible premise. The other folks in the movie had a lot to overcome with the trite lines they were given. At the beginning of the film there is a scene where two of the "heirs" are on a winding mountain road in separate cars on their way to the house (you know---the one on SKULL HILL!). The info about the movie says the house is located in mountains on the outskirts of Atlanta, GA. Right. It was obviously filmed on the Pacific Coast, which is even more "un-voodoo-like" than Atlanta. The terrain, trees and vegetation made the Atlanta location totally unbelievable. And the music! Over-dramatic and hysterical. It's a good movie to watch on a night when your boyfriend is out of town. You can watch it alone and still turn out the lights without being creeped out. I get tired of all the gore in movies today, so this movie at least seems kind of like less of an assault to the senses and kind of harmless. But it still leaves me wondering... How can a movie be so BAD and yet still kind of charming in its own way?


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