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The House by the Cemetery (1981)
"Quella villa accanto al cimitero" (original title)

 -  Horror | Mystery  -  1 March 1984 (USA)
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In New York, Dr. Norman Boyle assumes the research about Dr. Freudstein of his colleague Dr. Petersen, who committed suicide after killing his mistress. Norman heads to Boston with his wife... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Catriona MacColl ...
Lucy (as Katherine MacColl)
Paolo Malco ...
Norman
Ania Pieroni ...
Ann
Giovanni Frezza ...
Bob
Silvia Collatina ...
Mae
Dagmar Lassander ...
Laura
Giovanni De Nava ...
Jacob
Daniela Doria ...
Victim
Gianpaolo Saccarola ...
Daniel
Carlo De Mejo ...
Wheatley
Kenneth A. Olsen ...
Harold (as John Olson)
Elmer Johnsson ...
Caretaker
Ranieri Ferrara ...
Steven
Teresa Rossi Passante ...
Mary
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In New York, Dr. Norman Boyle assumes the research about Dr. Freudstein of his colleague Dr. Petersen, who committed suicide after killing his mistress. Norman heads to Boston with his wife Lucy Boyle and their son Bob to live in an isolated house in the woods that belonged to Dr. Petersen. Bob befriends the girl Mae that only he can see and she warns him to leave the house. Soon his parents hire the mysterious babysitter Ann and creepy things happen in the house, When Bobby goes to the basement, his parents discover the secret of the house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Trivia

Filmed on the Ellis Estate in Scituate, MA, where another Italian horror film, Ghosthouse (1988), was filmed. See more »

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In the scene were Laura Gittleson - the real estate agent is killed by Dr Freudstein, we see her body lying on the floor with her eyes closed and her mouth open. A few moments later we see Freudstein drag her into the basement and her eyes are now open, but her mouth is closed. Then later, when we see her hanging in the basement near the end of the film, her eyes and mouth are both open. See more »

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[last lines]
Mary Freudstein: Mae, time to go home and remember your manners. Now that Bob is staying with us, be sure to treat him like a Freudstein. For other guests are surely destined to drop in.
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Terrifying Fulci Classic
20 February 2001 | by (West Bromwich, England) – See all my reviews

Another terrifying Italian shocker from the legendary Lucio Fulci. A family move into a creepy old house and are unaware that living in the cellar is the flesh-eating zombie of a 19th Century surgeon. The little boy is soon a friend with the ghost of the late doctors daughter who warns them to stay away but to little effect. The creature gruesomely kills and dismembers a variety of Estate Agents, Copulating teenagers and Babysitters leading to a terrifying finale in the corpse-strewn cellar. The Lucio Fulci trademark of graphic gore is abundant as ever but it is the atmosphere that makes this movie stand out. Bumps in the night and the ominous crying of children coming from the cellar are just some of the factors that assault and disturb the viewer. This is a truly amazing movie that relies on shock and terror rather than revulsion. The gore just adds to what is already a truly chilling little tale of cannibalism and depravity that will linger in the mind long after you've forgotten about the illogical plot and poor dubbing. One of Fulci's best films. Deserves its cult reputation. My Rating – 9 out of 10.


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