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

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  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:
Keith Van Hoven ...
Karina Huff ...
Vittorio Corsini
Bettine Milne ...
Sara Corsini (as Bettina Milne)
Peter Hintz ...
Carla Cassola ...
Paolo Bernardi ...
Francesca DeRose ...
The Niece
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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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1989 (Italy)  »

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The House of Clocks  »

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This film was originally intended for Italian television and shot in spherical widescreen for subsequent sales to foreign theatrical markets. It was then ruled to be too gory even for Italian TV viewing and released instead to cinemas and video. See more »


Followed by House of Lost Souls (1989) See more »

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A great made for tv movie
29 December 1998 | by (St. Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

Fulci made this for Italian television, however, it still has fair amounts of gore for tv. This one doesn't need gore though because it has a great story. It's about three "seedy" criminals who decide to knock off an old couple in a home invasion. Suddenly the clocks start to go backwards, so does the time, and sooner or later we see them back again... only the couple wasn't a nice old couple to begin with, they were pretty seedy also.

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