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

 -  Horror  -  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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Catriona MacColl ...
Lucy Boyle (as Katherine MacColl)
Paolo Malco ...
Dr. Norman Boyle
Ania Pieroni ...
Ann, the babysitter
Giovanni Frezza ...
Bob Boyle
Silvia Collatina ...
Mae Freudstein
Dagmar Lassander ...
Laura Gittleson
Giovanni De Nava ...
Dr. Jacob Tess Freudstein
Daniela Doria ...
First female victim
Gianpaolo Saccarola ...
Daniel Douglas, the librarian
Carlo De Mejo ...
Mr. Wheatley
Kenneth A. Olsen ...
Harold (as John Olson)
Elmer Johnsson ...
Cemetary Caretaker
Ranieri Ferrara ...
Steven, a victim
Teresa Rossi Passante ...
Mary Freudstein
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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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Paolo Malco kept one of of the mechanical bats that was used in the sequence in which a bat bites his hand. See more »

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My Personal Fulci favorite
18 September 2003 | by (Chatham, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

While most people think The Beyond is Fulci's best, i personally think this is his best film. The FX effects are alot better and realistic looking then his previous movies and the villain in the film Dr. Freudstein is among the ranks of Freddy, Jason, The Shape, Pinhead, Leatherface and others as a truely scary and nasty monster. Like all Fulci's films there are some problems including some bad acting, annoying dubbed voices, multiple plot holes and things that come up but are never hinted at or talked about again but overall the film conveys a frightening atmosphere (which Fulci is great at), excellent FX and gore effects (with one possible exception, lets just say it involves a bat), a great musical score and one of my favorite and most horrific villains ever put on screen. Fulci also ends it in a very dark and ambiguous manner. Vote: 9 out of 10


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