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

Unrated  |   |  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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Apparently the Estate Agent's death was originally longer and nastier and included eye gouging, a Fulci trait. This was cut because Lucio Fulci didn't think the effects were realistic enough. See more »

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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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Shut up Kid!
9 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

I relize it isn't the kid's fault, but I am here to tell you the voice he is dubbed with is so annoying that it almost ruins the entire flick. Can't a more appropiate voice be found, one that sounds like a real child and not one of those really wealthy ones. Other than that this isn't that bad of a flick, but it definately has some flaws. The movie seems to point this way and that, there are a ton of questions like who is the killer, has the father been in the town before, who is the babysitter really, and others. Unfortunately, only one of these questions is answered in this flick and it is the killer. The rest goes unanswered and where as the unanswered questions work in "The Beyond" here you wonder why it is brought up in the first place if you are never going to find out. Also to all the people that talk about the baby sitter wiping up the blood, I do believe the mother thought the blood came from the dreaded bat attack. One thing I can't believe though is that this movie has a higher rating than "Zombie". Zombie just seems to me to be a more complete movie.


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