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Don't Go in the House (1979)

 -  Horror  -  28 March 1980 (USA)
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A disturbed young man who was burned as a child by his sadistic mother stalks women with a flamethrower.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Grimaldi ...
Charles Bonet ...
Ben (as Charlie Bonet)
Bill Ricci ...
Vito
Robert Osth ...
Bobby Tuttle
Dennis M. Hunter ...
Worker
John Hedberg ...
Worker
Ruth Dardick ...
Mrs. Kohler
Johanna Brushay ...
Kathy Jordan
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Girl in Car
Mary Ann Chinn ...
Woman in Street (as Mary Ann Chin)
Lois Verkruepse ...
Woman with Kids
Susan Smith ...
Girl in Market
Jim Donnegan ...
Clerk
Claudia Folts ...
Body #1
Denise Woods ...
Body #2
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Storyline

A slasher film about a victim of child abuse (Dan Grimaldi) who grows up to become a maniacal construction worker. He stalks women at discos, takes them home, then hangs them upside-down in a special steel-walled room and sets them on fire. Written by Ørnås

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In a steel room built for revenge they die burning... in chains. See more »

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Horror

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28 March 1980 (USA)  »

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The Burning  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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The film's original soundtrack turned out to be unusable, having been recorded on what actor Dan Grimaldi termed "less than up-to-date equipment". The soundtrack, in its entirety, had to be re-recorded and re-dubbed. See more »

Goofs

When the first victim, Kathy Jordan, is in the steel room, you see Donny pour the accelerant on her torso and she is visibly wet. The next scene shows her dry again on the torso. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Boogie Lightning
Composed by Bill Heller
Available on Reflection Records & Tapes
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mean spirited & sick
23 May 1999 | by (bklyn ny) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing Don't Go in the house in the movies when I was younger. This is a warped and sick movie about a guy who burns women alive because his mother did this to him when he was bad. The movie is in a way a statement against child abuse. Now I'm trying to be nice and trying to find something positive about this film. I saw it when I was 12 years old, thinking it was a haunted house movie. My father was wrong on that one!! Hey look, watching this did not turn me into a killer and did not warp my mind! It made me a low budget horror fan instead !! Still this is not for everyone.


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