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The House by the Cemetery (1981) More at IMDbPro »Quella villa accanto al cimitero (original title)

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The House by the Cemetery -- Dr. Norman Boyle (Paolo Malco), of the New York Historical Society, accepts a research assignment abandoned by a colleague who has committed suicide.
The House by the Cemetery -- Dr. Norman Boyle (Paolo Malco), of the New York Historical Society, accepts a research assignment abandoned by a colleague who has committed suicide.

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Director:
Writers:
Lucio Fulci (screenplay)
Elisa Briganti (story)
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Release Date:
1 March 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
BEWARE THE DEMON FORCES OF THE...BLOOD BEASTS See more »
Plot:
In New York, Dr. Norman Boyle assumes the research about Dr. Freudstein of his colleague Dr. Petersen... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
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User Reviews:
Middle-of-the-road Fulci See more (150 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Laura (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Lucio Fulci ... Muller (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Muller (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Wheatley (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gregory Snegoff ... Daniel (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Lyle Stetler ... Bob (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Norman (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucio Fulci 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elisa Briganti  story (as Elisa Livia Briganti)
Lucio Fulci  screenplay
H.P. Lovecraft  inspiration (uncredited)
Giorgio Mariuzzo  screenplay
Dardano Sacchetti  screenplay

Produced by
Fabrizio De Angelis .... producer
 
Original Music by
Walter Rizzati 
 
Cinematography by
Sergio Salvati (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
 
Production Design by
Massimo Lentini 
 
Costume Design by
Massimo Lentini 
 
Makeup Department
Maria Pia Crapanzano .... hair stylist
Giannetto De Rossi .... makeup artist
Giannetto De Rossi .... special makeup effects artist
Antonio Maltempo .... assistant makeup artist
Maurizio Trani .... makeup artist
Maurizio Trani .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Fabrizio De Martino .... unit manager
Paolo Gargano .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Giandalia .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mariangela Capuano .... set dresser
Rodolfo Ruzza .... property master
 
Sound Department
Ugo Celani .... sound engineer
Gianni D'Amico .... sound mixer (as Gianni Amico)
Eros Giustini .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Giannetto De Rossi .... special effects (as Gino De Rossi)
 
Stunts
Nazzareno Cardinali .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Benetti .... still photographer
Franco Bruni .... camera operator
Alfredo Fedeli .... chief electrician
Maurizio Lucchini .... assistant camera
Giacomo Tomaselli .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claudia D'Obici .... assistant costumes
Bertilla Silvestrini .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Pietro Tomassi .... assistant editor
Luciano Vittori .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Alexander Blonksteiner .... composer: additional music
Walter Rizzati .... conductor
 
Other crew
Pino Colizzi .... dubbing director
Alfredo D'Angelo .... curtains (as D'Angelo)
Armando Pace .... cutting room assistant
Daniela Puccini .... continuity
Guglielmo Smeraldi .... production secretary
Otello Tomassini .... paymaster
Daniela Tonti .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Quella villa accanto al cimitero" - Italy (original title)
"Revenge of the New York Ripper" - South Africa (English title) (video title)
"Zombie Hell House" - USA
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Runtime:
87 min | USA:82 min (2002 DVD release) | UK:85 min (cut)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | France:16 | Germany:18 (DVD) (uncut) | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:16 | Norway:(Banned) (video rating) | Portugal:M/18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:18 (video rating) | UK:X (original rating: 1981) (cut) | UK:18 (uncut) (re-rating) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1988) (heavily cut) (re-rating) (2001) (cut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-1988) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:18 (cut) (VHS) | West Germany:18 (uncut) (theatrical)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film's original shooting title was "Freudstein".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Fishing line can be seen attached to the bat that attacks Lucy in the cellar. Also, when Norman stabs the bat with a pair of scissors, blood comes out of the bat in places other than where the scissors penetrated it.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
References Suspiria (1977)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences censored British Versions and the Original Uncensored Version?
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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Middle-of-the-road Fulci, 14 December 2003
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

In some ways, you get a sense Fulci was trying hard to make this more "respectable" than some of his other movies. The camerawork is careful, creating atmosphere as well as a sense of polish. The makeup and gore effects (except for the ridiculous bat scene) are also well-crafted, and the Dr. Freudstein character is fairly creepy to see. Also, there are fewer splatter scenes, and they come more out of the story than any gratuitous attempts to add gore. However, the story (which has shades of THE SHINING) is pretty slow-moving, so after a while you wish Fulci *would* throw in some gratuitous splatter! And like many of Fulci's other movies, a lot of things are simply not explained. (I will admit I got a good laugh at the sudden burst of "explanation" by one character at the end, which comes out of nowhere!) Quite frankly, viewers who have heard about Fulci but not seen any of his other movies will be wondering at the end of the movie why he's received so much fuss. So only for Fulci fans, or people with more than a passing interest in Italian horror movies.

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