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Don't Go in the House (1979)

R | | Horror | 28 March 1980 (USA)
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:
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Charles Bonet ...
Ben (as Charlie Bonet)
Bill Ricci ...
Vito
Robert Carnegie ...
Bobby Tuttle (as Robert Osth)
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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You Have Been Warned! See more »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Selected by Quentin Tarantino for the First Quentin Tarantino Film Fest in Austin, Texas, 1996. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the first burning scene, it is obvious that the fire effects are a simple overlay. See more »


Soundtracks

Straight Ahead
Produced by Murri Barber
Composed by Ted Daryll
Performed by The Daryll/Barber Band
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What ever happened to movies like this?
6 September 1999 | by (Virginia, US) – See all my reviews

As a big fan of horror I really liked this flick and it made me wonder whatever happened to these kind of movies. Horror films used to be disturbing and always pushing the limits of what people can handle. Now all it seems to be about is impressing 14 year old teenyboppers with these hyped flicks like Scream and Urban Legend. Bring back the movies like Don't Go in the House, I Spit on Your Grave, and Maniac and keep the teenybopper trash.


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