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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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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When childhood dreams become adult nightmares fear turns into reality! [video cover] See more »

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low on all accounts
12 March 2012 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

I have explained it before. Italians and the titles for their flicks. This flick here is again a perfect example. Although it doesn't follow the story of the original Ghosthouse (1988) it was in Germany released as Ghosthouse 2. The strange thing is that when you search on the net for Ghosthouse 2 you will see of course La Casa 4 Witchcraft (1988) from Fabrizio Laurenti with imagine that David Hasselhoff. But this release had other problems. It was also released as Demoni 3 because the director Lamberto Bava had a big success with Demoni (1985) and Demoni 2 (1986). But people find it hard to catch a copy of this flick because it is in fact called La casa dell'orco and was part of the Brivido Giallo series.

The main lead was by Virginia Bryant who was a hooker in Demoni 2. This was her last effort in the film industry. Sabrina Ferilli (Anna) and Stefania Montorsi (Maria) are still busy in the Italian scene but the most notorious name here is Paolo Malco (Tom) who appeared in The House By The Cemetery (1981) and The New York Ripper (1982).

Knowing all that this flick fails on every part. There's a demon or ogre in this flick but when he goes out hunting you are already 66 minutes into the flick. There's nothing gory on his hunting or even frightening. The story is more towards Cheryl, a horror novel writer. When she goes to Italy she is soon haunted by memories of her youth being stalked by an ogre. But again, that's in fact were it's all about and for an Italian flick it's as I said extremely low on red stuff or gore. And the ending is stupid as it could be. Trash.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0,5/5 Effects 0/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5


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