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The House by the Lake (1976)
"Death Weekend" (original title)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  4 March 1977 (USA)
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A rich playboy has a large house in the countryside. One weekend he invites a fashion model. On his way to the house, he drives past a gang of crazy young men. They find out where he lives,... See full summary »

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A rich playboy has a large house in the countryside. One weekend he invites a fashion model. On his way to the house, he drives past a gang of crazy young men. They find out where he lives, enter the house and kill him. Eventually the model arrives... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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It was Thanksgiving weekend. Diane had nothing to be thankful for... she was just trying to stay alive! See more »

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4 March 1977 (USA)  »

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CAD 500,000 (estimated)
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William Fruet actually wrote the film several years earlier, but didn't pursue shooting it at the time because Straw Dogs (1971) had just came out and he feared Death Weekend would be viewed as an imitator of that film. See more »

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During the opening car chase, the Camero smashes into an Oldsmobile, smashing a corner of the Camero's front end. Immediately after, the damage is gone. See more »

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Lep: [referring to Diane] You goddamn fucking cunt!
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It began with a rape... and ended with a massacre!
2 April 2002 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

Rich playboy (Chuck Shamata) and his 'supposed weekend fling' (Brenda Vaccaro) embark in some road rage with four thugs. The thugs track them down at their weekend mansion, then a weekend of terror begins.

A well acted and directed thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Not as violent as other similar titles such as 'Last House on the Left', 'Fight for your Life', and 'Late Night Trains' but far more exciting.

A film well worthy of a re-release.


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