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Ghosthouse (1988)

La casa 3 (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1989 (USA)
Visions of a deceased girl and her doll bring doom to the visitors of a deserted house.

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(as Humphrey Humbert)

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(dialogue), (story) (as Humphrey Humbert) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Lara Wendel ...
Martha
Greg Rhodes ...
Paul Rogers (as Greg Scott)
Mary Sellers ...
Susan
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Mark Dalen
Martin Jay ...
Jim Dalen
Kate Silver ...
Tina Dalen
Donald O'Brien ...
Valkos (as Donald O'Brian)
Kristen Fougerousse ...
Henrietta Baker
Willy M. Moon ...
Pepe
Susan Muller ...
Mrs. Baker
Alain Smith ...
Sam Baker
William J. Devany ...
Lieutenant
Ralph Morse ...
Coroner
Robert Champagne ...
Mortician
Hernest Mc. Kimnoro ...
Cemetary Custodian
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Visions of a deceased girl and her doll bring doom to the visitors of a deserted house.

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Death holds the mortgage, and if you move in...they'll be Hell to pay. See more »


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Trivia

Filmed at the same house location as Lucio Fulci's, The House by the Cemetery (1981). See more »

Goofs

When Paul comes to save Martha where Henrietta was buried... on her grave it says that she was born in 1938 and died in 1967. That would make her 29 when she died, but as the story says she died when she was eleven. See more »

Quotes

Jim: Who are you? What do you want? For God's sake... somebody help me... help... aarghh!
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Followed by Beyond Darkness (1990) See more »

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Creepy Classic
13 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I will never understand how this film manages to be so cheesy yet so creepy at the same time, but Ghosthouse pulls it off with ease. Right from the start we get some nice gore scenes and that creepy carnival music. Then we get some terrible acting.

The house has a very ominous feel to it, no doubt this is more down to the creepy music used (some of it taken from Stagefright). The acting ranges from OK to completely inept - several of the characters are just unconvincing in everything they say. For example there's the girl who says "Look, it's that horrible man!" The bad acting however makes the film more entertaining to watch and gives you plenty of laughs. The little girl and her doll are also very creepy, but I think the main winner in this film is the weird carnival music that makes it stand out from all other films. I love the scene with the "grim reaper" in and his maggot infested skull.

If you love 80's horror flicks, you can't go wrong with Ghosthouse. It has that nasty Italian feel to it, but also plenty of cheesy fun.


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