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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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Cast

  (in credits order)
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Laura Gittleson (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Lucio Fulci ... Professor Muller (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Professor Muller (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Mr. Wheatley (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gregory Snegoff ... Daniel Douglas (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Lyle Stetler ... Bob Boyle (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Dr. Norman Boyle (voice: English version) (uncredited)
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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)
"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:BPjM Restricted | 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 version, re-rating) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1988) (heavily cut) (re-rating) (2001) (cut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-1988) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:18 (cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Silvia Collatina, who plays Mae Freudstein, also was the hands of Dr. 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:
[Ann is kneeling on the floor, mopping up a huge pool of blood]
Lucy Boyle:What are you doing?
Ann, the babysitter:I made coffee.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Secret Cinema (2007)See more »

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What are the differences censored British Versions and the Original Uncensored Version?
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The Secret of the Basement, 21 April 2013
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In New York, Dr. Norman Boyle (Paolo Malco) 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 (Katherine MacColl) and their son Bobby (Giovanni Frezza) to live in an isolated house in the woods that belonged to Dr. Petersen. Bob befriends the girl Mae (Silvia Collatina) that only he can see and she warns him to leave the house. Soon his parents hire the mysterious babysitter Ann (Ania Pieroni) and creepy things happen in the house, When Bobby goes to the basement, his parents discover the secret of the house.

"Quella villa accanto al cimitero", a.k.a. "The House by the Cemetery", is a sinister horror movie by Lucio Fulci. The screenplay is confused with poor development of the characters, but the supernatural atmosphere is creepy and the camera-work is great. The metaphoric conclusion, with the soul of Bob following Mae and her mother, is excellent. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Casa do Cemitério" ("The House by the Cemetery")

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