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Eight friends go to fix up an old house that Mark has purchased. Upon arriving they find the grave of Annabelle (the former owner) in the back yard... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Mark Zobian ... Ron

Victor Verhaeghe ... Bob
Sarah Newhouse ... Jamie

Douglas Gibson ... Mark / OldLady (as Douglas F. Gibson)
J.D. Cerna ... Steve (as John Dayton Cerna)
Naomi Kooker ... Linda
Eugene Sautner ... Joey

Rob Moretti ... S
James Griffith ... Ricky
Leighann Belair ... 1940s Girl
Albert Jaccoma ... 1940s Dead Man (as Albert J. Wingate)
Darrell Gibson ... Old Lady Double
Bruce Spaulding Fuller ... Bob's Legs on Ground
Pam Lewis ... Old Lady (voice)

Directed by
James Riffel  (as J. Riffel)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Riffel  (as J. Riffel)

Produced by
Mark Bladis .... executive producer
Melisse Lewis .... producer
James Riffel .... executive producer (as J. Riffel)
Original Music by
William B. Riffel 
Cinematography by
Mark Petersson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Valerie Schwartz 
Art Direction by
Janice Irwin 
Makeup Department
Ed French .... special makeup effects
Bruce Spaulding Fuller .... special makeup effects artist
Erica Jane .... special makeup effects assistant
Eugene Sautner .... special makeup effects assistant
Erik Schaper .... special makeup effects artist
Gary Yee .... makeup lab technician
Production Management
Ted Schilowitz .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michelangelo Csaba Bolla .... assistant director (as Csaba Bolla)
Scott Rhodes .... second unit director
Sound Department
Leslie Harkness .... boom operator
Douglas Tourtelot .... sound mixer (as Doug Tourtelot)
Bob Griffith .... stunt coordinator
Scott Rhodes .... stunt coordinator
Scott Rhodes .... stunts
Eric Shaper .... stunt double: Joey
Camera and Electrical Department
Bonnie Blake .... assistant camera
Arik Caspi .... grip
Arik Caspi .... swing electric
George Gibson .... key grip
George B. Kelly .... gaffer (as George Kelly)
Mark Miller .... still photographer
John Petersson .... gaffer
Paul Reuter .... assistant camera
Susan Starr .... camera operator
Alex Webster .... best boy
Music Department
Celeste Hines .... music editor
Valerie Schwartz .... music editor

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Also Known As:
"Dead Dudes in the House" - USA (reissue title)
"The House on Tombstone Hill" - USA (alternative title)
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95 min
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Completed in 1988 (as "The Dead Come Home").See more »
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Condemned "House"...., 17 May 2002
Author: Mister-6 from United States

Way back when Troma would release anything (okay...they've ALWAYS released anything), this film came out of their vault o'horror with an interesting premise: dudes renovate haunted house, some get possessed by evil spirits, end up trying to kill each other. if you couldn't guess the plot from the title.

Yep, "Dead Dudes in the House" is about as low budget as possible and makes no apologies for what it is. In fact, it revels in its origins and goes for the shock, gross-out and gore from frame one to frame last. Gotta appreciate that; not all movies have that kind of conviction.

But in the end, it all is just kind of left there on the screen. Having seen multitudes of similar films in my day, I hadn't seen anything here that I hadn't before. What I did appreciate, however, was the fact that a bunch of guys with cameras, little money and an idea got something filmed, produce and distributed.

Bless 'em. And bless Troma, too.

Six stars for the "Dudes", plus a star extra for making it this far. Way to go, blood!

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