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Beyond the Door II (1977)

Schock (original title)
A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.

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Dora Baldini
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Bruno Baldini
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Marco
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Dr. Aldo Spidini
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Dora Baldini, her husband Bruno Baldini and her son Marco move to a huge house that belongs to her. Dora lived in this house with Marco and her former husband, who was drug addicted and committed suicide. The house is empty since them and Bruno, who is a pilot, has decided to move to the place claiming it is close to the airport. Soon Marco is possessed by the ghost of his father and Dora is haunted by the house. She tells to Bruno that they need to leave the house and she is afraid of her son, but he believes Dora relapsed since she had a breakdown when he husband died. Why the vengeful spirit is seeking revenge? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Terror lives beyond the door See more »

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12 August 1977 (Italy)  »

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(Westrex Sound System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was released in the USA as "Beyond the Door II", although it has no connection with "Beyond the Door" (1974). See more »

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A black cord is visible pulling a wooden object toward Dora. See more »

Quotes

Bruno Baldini: There's nothing worse for a marriage than sending a husband off without his coffee.
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I saw this the other night on tv and I was hooked
1 May 2001 | by (gold coast australia) – See all my reviews

The other night, an excellent documentary was on tv about Mario Bava. I had never seen a film of his before, but I had heard of him. After the doco, they played 'Shock'. The guy who introduced the film said that it wasn't Bava's best film but that it was a film that gets better every year.

Bava's films are hard to get in Australia so I watched this one without any expectation.

I wasn't more than pleasantly surprised. I felt that it was probably the best haunted house flick that I had seen. I enjoyed the twists and the turns of the plot, and the economy of the size of the cast,(3 principals). The whole film left me with a very creepy feeling and for that I feel that the film worked completely.

I could see the influence on other films such as 'The Sixth Sense', 'Stir Of Echoes', and 'What Lies Beneath', and I can safely say that I enjoyed 'Shock' more than all these others. I suppose it's because Mario Bava's direction was not flashy and concentrated more on telling his story and keeping us guessing.

Finally, my enjoyment of this film has encouraged me to seek out Bava's other films and that can only be a good thing.


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