A clairvoyant woman, inspired by a vision, smashes open a section of wall in her husband's home and finds a skeleton behind it. Along with her psychiatrist, she seeks to find the truth ... See full summary »
An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing ... See full summary »
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
"The House By The Cemetery (Quella villa accanto al cimitero)" is, by far, the best of Fucli's horror film. Any fan of Maestro Fulci's work, or of the horror genre in general must try to see this film.
Film fans who are familiar with Fulci's visual techniques and atmospheric elements will not be disappointed, as that "The House By The Cemetery" has all of the familiar elements (maggots, a zombi, foreboding omens galore), but the real difference here is in the film's perspective. The story is seen from a child's point of view, or at least is centered around a child's view. This is what makes this film such an excellent horror study. The most extreme horrors, the most fantastic fears, are allthemore real as viewed from a child's world. The classic fears of childhood are relentlessly forced upon the viewer.
When I first saw this film, in the cinema upon it's release, the film began before a packed crowd. By the end of the film, all but a few people had left, horrified or disgusted. The concession boy commented, as I was leaving the cinema, that he had not seen the film, but wondered what could be forcing that reaction. In every showing, he told me, audiences seemed to leave, shaken, before the climax of the film.
I merely smiled and said, "It is a very scary movie."
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