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

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  22 February 1985 (USA)
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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 ...
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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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The debut film for actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice. See more »

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Alex: Helooooo lady!
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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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References I Spit on Your Grave (1978) 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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11 June 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The only good thing about this movie was the ending, and by that I mean that it was good because it was finally over. The acting was ridiculous, the fight scenes even more so. As for when Alex cut up the blonde guy's face, and later the virgin, I think I've seen more malice and emotion in a butcher slicing salami. I guess I was supposed to be repulsed or moved by the red liquid spilling up as the knife passed through, but I wasn't. In fact, I didn't even know why the hell I should even hate Alex and his companion. Sure, he raped the girl at the beginning but apart from that he was just a disco-dancing jerk who got ***ed that his retarded friend was getting cheated at poker by a bunch of rich wusses. So they started to terrorize the rich wusses. And that's a bad thing???

If the movie is good for one thing, it's to make fun of the ridiculous aspects of it. For example, when Alex decided to bring a straight edge razor along instead of the switchblade. Apparently he had aimed to shave everyone to death. Certainly the party of rich wusses were scared enough of it not to jump him, even though they outnumbered him.


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