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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:
(53 articles)
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Terrifying Fulci Classic See more (148 total) »

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)

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 | 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) (VHS) | West Germany:18 (uncut) (theatrical)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film's original shooting title was "Freudstein".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene were Laura Gittleson - the real estate agent is killed by Dr Freudstein, we see her body lying on the floor with her eyes closed and her mouth open. A few moments later we see Freudstein drag her into the basement and her eyes are now open, but her mouth is closed. Then later, when we see her hanging in the basement near the end of the film, her eyes and mouth are both open.See more »
Quotes:
Bob Boyle:Ann? Mommy says you're not dead. Is that true?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences censored British Versions and the Original Uncensored Version?
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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Terrifying Fulci Classic, 20 February 2001
Author: Jack Smith - The King Of Horror from West Bromwich, England

Another terrifying Italian shocker from the legendary Lucio Fulci. A family move into a creepy old house and are unaware that living in the cellar is the flesh-eating zombie of a 19th Century surgeon. The little boy is soon a friend with the ghost of the late doctors daughter who warns them to stay away but to little effect. The creature gruesomely kills and dismembers a variety of Estate Agents, Copulating teenagers and Babysitters leading to a terrifying finale in the corpse-strewn cellar. The Lucio Fulci trademark of graphic gore is abundant as ever but it is the atmosphere that makes this movie stand out. Bumps in the night and the ominous crying of children coming from the cellar are just some of the factors that assault and disturb the viewer. This is a truly amazing movie that relies on shock and terror rather than revulsion. The gore just adds to what is already a truly chilling little tale of cannibalism and depravity that will linger in the mind long after you've forgotten about the illogical plot and poor dubbing. One of Fulci's best films. Deserves its cult reputation. My Rating – 9 out of 10.

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