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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 ...
Gloria
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Storyline

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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Delivers Shocks To The Maximum ... Pushes The Limits Of Acceptability See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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House of the Park on the Edge  »

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Trivia

The film was initially rejected for a UK cinema certificate by the BBFC when first submitted in March 1981, and later found itself on the DPP list of "video nasties" when it was revealed that the uncut version was readily available on UK video. When it was eventually passed by the BBFC in July 2002 it was cut by 11 minutes and 43 secs, with almost all of the rape and violence either replaced or removed entirely. 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 The New York Ripper (1982) See more »

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Give Me A Chance
Music and Lyrics by Riz Ortolani
Performed by W. Charlie Cannon (as Charlie Cannon), Rosamarie D'Andrea and Patrizia Neri
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This film has to be seen to be believed
11 August 2001 | by (Swansea, Wales) – See all my reviews

This film is one of the best made of the video nasties. Alex (David Hess) rapes and strangles a young woman in the back of her car before the credits start to roll. Soon after a young rich couple pull into their garage to see if they can fix their car. They agree but only if they can tag along to their party. After fixing the car Alex and Ricky (John Morghen AKA Giovanni Lombardo Radice) tag along. They spend the best part of the film terrorizing the 5 yuppies at the party. There's gore, torture and rape applenty. Hess is awesome as the crazed rapist and Morghen is equally great as the retard. This film is one you must see. The ending is truly amazing.


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