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House on the Edge of the Park (1980)
"La casa sperduta nel parco" (original title)

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Two low-life punks invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, hold everyone hostage and subject them to various forms of torture and mayhem.

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Alex (as David A. Hess)
Annie Belle ...
Lisa
Christian Borromeo ...
Tom
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ...
Marie Claude Joseph ...
Glenda
Gabriele Di Giulio ...
Howard
Brigitte Petronio ...
Cindy
Karoline Mardeck ...
Susan
Lorraine De Selle ...
Gloria
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Alex, a psychopathic mechanic, rapes a woman in the park. Later, a decadent couple pull into his shop needing car repair. They invite Alex and his mentally challenged buddy to join them at a decadent suburban party. Once there, Alex amuses himself by tormenting and raping the guests... Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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David Hess ... star of "Last House on the Left" is loose again ... DON'T GO IN THE PARK! See more »

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House of the Park on the Edge  »

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Trivia

Filmed in 1979. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alex: Helooooo lady!
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Crazy Credits

The original US version of the film had Italian credits. Credits were translated for the UK and US DVD versions. See more »

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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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Music and Lyrics by Benjamin and Riz Ortolani
Performed by W. Charlie Cannon (as Charlie Cannon), Rosamarie D'Andrea and Patrizia Neri
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Nasty Italian rape and revenge flick.
15 March 2002 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

With "Cannibal Holocaust"(1979)being one of my favourite horror films,I looked forward to seeing this film the second I heard about it.And finally the search is over!"House on the Edge of the Park" is a truly shocking film,which makes other of its kind(like "Last House on the Left")tame in comparison.Here's the plot:David A.Hess plays Alex,a rapist/killer who rapes and murders a young woman in the car.After that,he and his buddy Ricky(Giovanni Lombardo Radice)go to a high society party.The orgy of violence begins there...Beware:this film contains some of the most shocking and disturbing scenes ever put to film.Especially the scene,when a young Cindy(Brigitte Petronio)is humiliated and tortured with a razor by Alex,is really sick and hard to forget.The musical score by Riz Ortolani is perfect(pretty funky-I might add!)and there are some memorable lines here.The cast is pretty good(Lorraine de Selle from "Cannibal Ferox" is almost likable as Gloria)and the film is well-written and cleverly-made.Definitely one to avoid if you don't like strong stuff.However if you're fed up with boring Hollywood's trash,then this exploitation gem is not to be missed.


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