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This House Possessed (1981)

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After having a nervous breakdown, a rock singer has to spend some time in hospital. A private nurse is hired, and with her he buys a new house, a fantastic house in the country. The nurse, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Straihorn
Sheila Moore
Rag Lady
Arthur Keene
Shelley Smith ...
Bill Morey ...
Jan Shutan ...
Jack Garner ...
Lieutenant Fletcher
John Dukakis ...
Ivy Bethune ...
Clerk (as Phillip Baker Hall)


After having a nervous breakdown, a rock singer has to spend some time in hospital. A private nurse is hired, and with her he buys a new house, a fantastic house in the country. The nurse, Sheila, can't remember the first years of her life, but this house seems strangely familiar to her. Also, there is this strange old woman who claims that Sheila's real name is Margaret. People who cause Sheila pain or who try to tell her the real story of what happened in this house, they die in strange ways: Tanya, the girlfriend of the singer, and the Library woman who wants to give her some newspaper articles. Can Sheila find out the truth behind all this and can she escape the house that possessed once and wants to possess once more? Written by Lukas Fichtinger <>

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Something terrifying is falling in love with Sheila... See more »


Horror | Thriller





Release Date:

6 February 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Haus der tausend Augen  »

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1.33 : 1
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Gary and his nurse Shelia break out of the house. Right before the hose entangles Gary, the gate slams shut, and the wheels aren't lined up, but in other shots they are. See more »


Rag Lady: This house loves you, and it will never let you go.
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References Peeping Tom (1960) See more »


I Kept Believing in You
Written by Billy Goldenberg & Carol Connors
Performed by Parker Stevenson
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I loved this movie! Best Haunted House
25 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie stays with you for years. A real creepy tale of a house with a life of it's own. Lots of good scares and weird stuff. Great cast, too. Perfect for a good creepy Haunted House scare. Parker Stevenson plays a rock star and even sings in this movie. It seems the house causes him to get these mysterious headaches and actually manipulates Parker's character into living in it and choosing a nurse to care for him. The house really wants the nurse. It's a really good story.

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