An escaped mental patient steals a station wagon and makes his way to the Bradleys' Thanksgiving celebration, where he plans to make them a little less thankful...

Director:

Writer:

(original story and screenplay)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Home Sweet Home VII (2012)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

After going broke, Gwen Stevens is forced to return to her abandoned childhood home hoping to pick up the pieces of her life. Among the relics and memories of her past, she discovers ... See full summary »

Director: John K.D. Graham
Stars: Alexandra Boylan, Raquel Cantu, Christopher Dempsey
Popcorn (1991)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A murderer begins killing teenagers off at a horrorthon they have organized in an abandoned theater.

Directors: Mark Herrier, Alan Ormsby
Stars: Jill Schoelen, Tom Villard, Dee Wallace
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Two years ago, a young woman named Valerie was burned after entering a tanning salon. Now, her twin sister, Rhonda runs a local gym where all of a sudden, people are being murdered.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Marcia Karr, David James Campbell, Fritz Matthews
Blood Freak (1972)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A biker comes upon a girl with a flat tire and offers her a ride home. He winds up at a drug party with the girl's sister, then follows her to a turkey farm owned by her father, a mad ... See full summary »

Directors: Brad F. Grinter, Steve Hawkes
Stars: Steve Hawkes, Dana Cullivan, Randy Grinter
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Professor Nugent and his students embark on a journey to locate Bigfoot believed to be responsible for countless deaths. They disturb a Black Magic ritual and eventually uncover the truth ... See full summary »

Director: James C. Wasson
Stars: Michael Cutt, Joy Allen, Bob Collins
The Nest (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously ... See full summary »

Director: Terence H. Winkless
Stars: Robert Lansing, Lisa Langlois, Franc Luz
Demented (1980)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A woman is gang-raped in a horse's stable, and even though the rapists are caught and imprisoned, she is harassed many moons later by ghastly visions of her tormentors, while her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Jeffreys
Stars: Sallee Young, Harry Reems, Deborah Alter
Fatal Games (1984)
Horror | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A mad javelin thrower kills teenagers in the school. All promising athletes are executed in the most brutal way. Especially naked girls in dressing-rooms or saunas.

Director: Michael Elliot
Stars: Sally Kirkland, Lynn Banashek, Sean Masterson
Home Sweet Home III (2013)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A young married couple comes home from a date night to discover that they are imprisoned in their own house with a methodical killer inside.

Director: David Morlet
Stars: Meghan Heffern, Adam MacDonald, Shaun Benson
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A bed possessed by a demon spirit consumes its users alive.

Director: George Barry
Stars: Demene Hall, William Russ, Julie Ritter
Home Sweet Home (1980–1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Italian immigrant taxi driver Enzo Pacelli is determined to keep his old country's traditions alive, his children are, however, true blue Ozzies.

Stars: John Bluthal, Arianthe Galani, Miles Buchanan
The Prey (1984)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Six campers jaunt off to North Point, where they're promptly stalked and killed by a ghoulish man who ultimately is just looking for a little love.

Director: Edwin Brown
Stars: Debbie Thureson, Steve Bond, Lori Lethin
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Killer
...
Angel
Peter De Paula ...
Mistake
Don Edmonds ...
Bradley
...
Wayne
David Mielke ...
Scott
Leia Naron ...
Gail
Lisa Rodríguez ...
Maria
Colette Trygg ...
Jennifer
Sallee Young ...
Linda
J. Kelly ...
Cop #1
R. Fouts ...
Cop #2
Victor Paddock ...
First Victim
Rochelle Constanten ...
Old Woman
Anne Cribbs ...
Witness
Edit

Storyline

An escaped mental patient steals a station wagon and makes his way to the Bradleys' Thanksgiving celebration, where he plans to make them a little less thankful...

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

This year, it's not the turkey being carved for Thanksgiving See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Slasher in the House  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
At least the annoying guy got killed!
25 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Surely telling you the annoying guy got killed isn't a spoiler! I mean, the film itself sets up all these potential sex scenes, and then this guy dressed like a KISS member, playing a guitar, shows up and ruins everything. I was more worried that he wouldn't survive until the killer turned up!

The killer is a buffed up muscle man who shoots PCP under his tongue and laughs all the time. In the first few minutes he kills a drunkard and runs over an old woman. If you like watching serious slasher flicks then you might as well give up on this one because the tongue is rigid within the cheek. With the guitar playing moron (named Mistake), the fat business partner and the wailing Latin lady, this film is played for fun and not much else.

Truly, it ain't a classic by all means, but when one of the potential 'heros' syphoned gasoline from another car, then gets crushed when the killer jumps on him, you're not talking about high class cinema, but I couldn't help but like this (really) stupid film. At least you can watch it in the knowledge that the really annoying characters (namely Mistake) are going to be killed. I was surprised the killer just didn't shove that guitar right up his arse, because that's what I wanted to do!

An average slasher film, but it's aware of the cheese level, and wallows in it, and it's worth a watch at least.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Home Sweet Home (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?