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This House Possessed (1981)

TV Movie  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  6 February 1981 (USA)
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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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Gary Straihorn
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Sheila Moore
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Rag Lady
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Arthur Keene
Shelley Smith ...
Tanya
Bill Morey ...
Robbins
Jan Shutan ...
Helen
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Pasternak
Jack Garner ...
Feeney
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Lucille
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Lieutenant Fletcher
John Dukakis ...
Donny
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Holly
Ivy Bethune ...
Martha
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Clerk (as Phillip Baker Hall)
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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, 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 <lfichtin@htlbraunau.asn-linz.ac.at>

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Das Haus der tausend Augen  »

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Goofs

Twice during the course of the movie the house activates its solar panels and begins to heat the pool water in one scene and the furnace in another. Unfortunately, this wouldn't be possible as both scenes occur at night. See more »

Quotes

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

Soundtracks

You Played Me Like a Song
Written by Billy Goldenberg & Carol Connors
Performed by Parker Stevenson
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3 June 2002 | by (a classic!) – See all my reviews

Wow! This is not just another silly TV horror movie, this is a classic! The original story, the great directing, photography and the superb score make this a must-see is you are into haunted house movies. Highly atmospheric! When will this movie get it's proper DVD release, I wonder? Ok, the fire effect is a little bit cheap, but on the other hand, who knows what a tight budget they had for this movie? And to come up with a great movie like this on tight budget makes it even more worth honoring. I wonder where the house is that they used for filming?


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