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This House Possessed (1981)

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 <lfichtin@htlbraunau.asn-linz.ac.at>

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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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Somewhat good haunted house movie, but it lacks a real explanation.
17 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a movie that has this very bad rock singer who suffers from headaches. I am guessing the only reason he sells albums is his appearance, but thankfully his singing isn't the focus of the movie. He is at a hospital where he meets this really cute brunette nurse who has very pretty eyes. The rock star takes some time off and hires the nurse to watch out for him. They go driving and they end up in this town they like and he decides that this is where they will stay. They go to the realtors and ask them to show them the most possessed house in the area. Well that didn't happen, but it might as well have. At first when I learned that the house was fully automated, I figured it would be a house goes crazy movie. Then there was the scene with the blood in the shower so it had to be supernatural, hence lies the main problem of the movie. There really isn't a satisfactory explanation as to why the house is possessed. I really felt the ending was a bit abrupt as well. On the plus side I wanted to see a haunted house movie and on that it delivered. There are some death scenes, the closing gate scene being the best, but you could almost predict what was going to happen before it did. The story moves like it is going to some super finish where all is revealed, but like I said nothing is really revealed except for the houses motivation for acting up. You do, however, get to watch a very cute brunette through the whole movie and after the beginning you don't have to put up with any more songs by the awful rock star...well one more, but it really isn't a big deal. Not a great movie, but it has its moments and it was a rather good haunted house movie.

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