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The House Where Evil Dwells (1982)

R  |   |  Horror  |  14 May 1982 (USA)
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A young American family moves to a House in Kyoto, Japan. It turns out to be haunted by the ghosts of a woman and her lover, who were killed by the woman's husband, as well as the ghost of the husband, who killed himself afterward.

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Alex Curtis
Amy Barrett ...
Amy Fletcher
Mako Hattori ...
Otami
Tsuiyuki Sasaki ...
Shugoro (as Toshiyuki Sasaki)
Toshiya Maruyama ...
Masanori
Tsuyako Okajima ...
Majyo Witch
Henry Mitowa ...
Zen Monk
Mayumi Umeda ...
Noriko, the babysitter
Hiroko Takano ...
Wakako
Shuren Sakurai ...
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Shôji Ohara ...
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Jirô Shirai ...
Tadashi (as Jiro Shirai)
Kazuo Yoshida ...
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In 1840, a samurai comes home to find his wife in bed with another man, so he kills them both and then himself. Flash-forward to the present day, and an American family of three moves into this since-abandoned house and starts to experience incidents of haunting and possession. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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The amount of rent the Fletchers paid for the house in Kushiata near Kyoto, Japan was US $250 per month or 47,000 Japanese yen. See more »

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Amy Fletcher: [as she is watching a blue, ghostly face making faces at her] There's an awful face in my soup!
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There's An Awful Face In My Soup
27 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young American family moves to a House in Kyoto, Japan. It turns out to be haunted by the ghosts of a woman and her lover, who were killed by the woman's husband, as well as the ghost of the husband, who killed himself afterward.

All I can say about this film is that it is a poor attempt at a haunting movie, ghost story or horror film. It is not particularly scary, it does not make much sense and the little blood that it has is outweighed by the nudity. I learned more about Japanese culture watching this than I was entertained.

Which is not to say that it is all bad... but it certainly is not all good. The people who made this, who shall remain nameless, threw together a goofy plot and executed it without style or pizazz.


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