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The House of Clocks -- 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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Lucio Fulci (story)
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A very weak latter day Lucio Fulci movie See more (26 total) »


  (in credits order)
Keith Van Hoven ... Tony
Karina Huff ... Sandra
Paolo Paoloni ... Vittorio Corsini
Bettine Milne ... Sara Corsini (as Bettina Milne)
Peter Hintz ... Paul
Al Cliver ... Peter
Carla Cassola ... Maria
Paolo Bernardi ... The Nephew
Francesca DeRose ... The Niece
Massimo Sarchielli ... Storekeeper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincenzo Luzzi ... Policeman #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucio Fulci 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gianfranco Clerici  screenplay
Lucio Fulci  story
Daniele Stroppa  screenplay

Produced by
Massimo Manasse .... executive producer
Marco Grillo Spina .... executive producer
Original Music by
Vince Tempera 
Cinematography by
Sebastiano Celeste  (as Nino Celeste)
Film Editing by
Alberto Moriani  (as Albert Morris)
Costume Design by
Valentina Di Palma 
Cinzia Milani 
Makeup Department
Maria Teresa Carrera .... hair stylist
Production Management
Renato Camarda .... production representative
Renato Fiè .... production manager
Alessandro Loy .... production supervisor (as Alessandro Loy Dona)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michéle De Angelis .... assistant director
Camilla Fulci .... assistant director
Art Department
Paolo Faenzi .... assistant set designer
Vincenzo Luzzi .... property master
Elio Micheli .... set designer
Sound Department
Giuliano Piermarioli .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Giuseppe Ferranti .... special makeup effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Francesco Damiani .... assistant camera
Tarcisio Diamanti .... key grip
Romolo Eucalitto .... still photographer
Alessandro Grossi .... camera operator (as Sandro Rossi)
Armando Moreschini .... gaffer
Camillo Sabatini .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Milena Printus .... wardrobe (as Milena Pintus)
Editorial Department
Rosaria Bellu .... assistant editor
Nicoletta Leone .... assistant editor
Other crew
Egle Guarino .... continuity
Massimo Massimi .... accountant
Elio Terribili .... set technician

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Also Known As:
"La casa nel tempo" - Italy (original title)
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84 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Second part of the series "Le case maledette" (Doomed Houses), also including The Sweet House of Horrors (1989) (TV), La casa del sortilegio (1989) (TV) and House of Lost Souls (1989) (TV).See more »
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A very weak latter day Lucio Fulci movie, 28 August 2014
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Lucio Fulci is one of the most important Italian horror film-makers for sure but by the tail end of his career the quality of his output got pretty bad. The House of Clocks falls into this bracket unfortunately. It would only be fair to say that part of the issue in this one was that it was a made-for-TV production, so it was of a noticeably lesser budget than he was used to. Production values are consequently bargain basement in every respect, which does nothing to help this film in any way. Interestingly, despite being a made-for-TV movie, it seemingly was never actually shown on television due to its explicit violence. There are several cheap gore sequences punctuated throughout and do at the very least alleviate the tedium at least to some extent. The story is about three thieves who break into the house of an elderly couple. Trouble is, these oldsters are psychopaths and their house of clocks has supernatural powers with the ability to reanimate the dead.

The story is certainly unusual enough to garner at least some credit. But it's just not really executed in a very good way at all. For the most part it's kind of tedious in actual fact, while it never looks anything other than cheap with very little in the way of atmosphere. By the late 80's the Italian film industry was struggling financially and it's certainly an indicator that the man who made so many good to excellent genre pics ended up working on a low quality TV production such as this. Overall, this one can really be recommended to Fulci completists only.

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