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The House of Clocks (1989)
"La casa nel tempo" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror  -  1989 (Italy)
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Three lowlife punks are trapped in a posh villa while trying to rob it and become at the mercy of the murderous owners whom have the power to stop and reverse time via their mystical clocks.

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Cast overview:
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Karina Huff ...
Sandra
Paolo Paoloni ...
Vittorio Corsini
Bettine Milne ...
Sara Corsini (as Bettina Milne)
Peter Hintz ...
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Al Cliver ...
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Carla Cassola ...
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Paolo Bernardi ...
The Nephew
Francesca DeRose ...
The Niece
Massimo Sarchielli ...
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A gang of vicious young punks break into the house of an elderly couple, terrorize, and then murder them. Suddenly, the clocks in the house begin to run backwards, and the dead come back for revenge! Written by Humberto Amador

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Second part of the series "Le case maledette" (Doomed Houses), also including The Sweet House of Horrors (1989), The House of Witchcraft (1989) and House of Lost Souls (1989). See more »

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Original and surreal
12 August 2004 | by (Mt Everest) – See all my reviews

Come on, you can't really say this movie is lame. It has an original story and a surreal atmosphere for a start that give the movie an unsettling feel.

The story goes like this: 3 wannabe burglars break into an isolated villa and kill the occupants. The 2 elderly occupants are really sadistic killers and have quite a shock in store for the burglars. The old man with his collection of clocks turn back time and soon the burglars are running for their lives.

The acting isn't quite up to scratch and there is a cruel scene involving a cat that in my opinion makes the lead teens truly unlikeable.

Apart from that then you can look forward to a great setting and location. (The villa is lovely but appears dark and unsettling as soon as night falls.) Also on show is Fulci style gore. A maid is literally gutted when the elderly folks find out about her snooping around. You can give a hand to the poor teen thats just had hers stabbed! And, about a dozen shotgun blasts end up hitting everyone. I couldn't believe this was made for cable!

The movie doesn't intend to be amazing, yet the surreal story and the twisted ending notches it up considerably. Just give it a watch. You may be pleasantly surprised. 3 out of 5.


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