Brivido giallo: Season 1, Episode 3

The Ogre (1988)
"La casa dell'orco" (original title)

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A sexually confused young woman is haunted by childhood memories when she moves into an old mansion in Italy with her husband and young son.

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Episode complete credited cast:
Paolo Malco ...
Tom
Virginia Bryant ...
Cheryl
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Anna
Stefania Montorsi ...
Maria
Patrizio Vinci ...
Bobby
Alice Di Giuseppe ...
Young Cheryl
David Flosi ...
The Beast (as Davide Flosi)
Alex Serra ...
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The American writer of horror novels Cheryl is a woman tormented by nightmares since she was a child. She rents the Trifiri Villa in Italy with her husband Tom and they travel on vacation with their son Bobby. On the arrival, Chery befriends the local Ann that offers her younger sister Maria to babysit Bobby in order to allow Cheryl and Tom to have dinner with her. Cheryl is writing her latest novel about an ogre that horrifies her since her childhood and soon she finds that all her fears are coming true. Further the house is surrounded by orchids that attract the ogre and his victims. Now Cheryl has to convince her skeptical husband that they are in dangerous and must leave the place. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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What happens when the nightmares of your childhood suddenly become reality? See more »

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"We create monsters in our minds. They don't exist."
23 April 2006 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Lamberto Bava's Demons III: The Ogre has nothing in common with his earlier films in this series. In fact, this film should have just forgone the Demons title because, just like Michele Soavi's The Church, this is not on the same level as the Demons films. The whole time I was watching this movie I was thinking this would be an okay film if they had just called it The Ogre. But by the finale I can't say this is on par with Bava's other works. It starts off decent and builds a certain atmosphere but it gets boring real quick. On top of that, the titular Ogre looked like a p*ssed-off William Shakespeare. I wish I were kidding. The only thing that shines in this movie is the music. Simon Bosell's goth-induced synth sound is always amazing, and this is no exception. Too bad it's wasted in this snoozefest. Bava and co-writer Dardano Sacchetti (who seemingly had a hand in writing every Italian horror film in the 80's) have had better luck in the past.


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