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The House by the Cemetery (1981)

Quella villa accanto al cimitero (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 1 June 1984 (USA)
A New England home is terrorized by a series of murders, unbeknownst to the guests that a gruesome secret is hiding in the basement.

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Lucy Boyle (as Katherine MacColl)
Paolo Malco ...
Dr. Norman Boyle
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Ann, the Babysitter
Giovanni Frezza ...
Bob Boyle
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Mae Freudstein
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Laura Gittleson
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Dr. Freudstein
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First Female Victim
Gianpaolo Saccarola ...
Daniel Douglas
Carlo De Mejo ...
Mr. Wheatley
Kenneth A. Olsen ...
Harold (as John Olson)
Elmer Johnsson ...
Cemetery Caretaker
Ranieri Ferrara ...
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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One of the early VHS issues of "House by the Cemetery" in America had several of the film's reels out of order, further confusing the already erratic story. See more »

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26 August 1999 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Probably the best Lucio Fulci movie! Still beats any hollywood horror movie 10-0. I have seen this about 4 times and it still keeps shocking me! Looking for good horror? Rent/buy this! (here in finland, you must buy films from other countries, everything is banned here... not so cool).


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