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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)
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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

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Additional Details

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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Referenced in Dead Air (1999) (V)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
I finally found it!, 23 July 1999
Author: Tiffany Scuro ( from Sacramento, CA

Like one of the others who commented, I saw this movie years ago on Cinemax (I believe it played back to back with Meet the Applegates)... For the longest time, I have been trying to figure out what it was, because I could not remember the name, only pieces of the plot. Strangely enough, I am not a horror fan, but I just *had* to know what movie this was. And through searching here, I finally found it. Also being titled "The House on Tombstone Hill" really threw me... I could have found it years ago if I knew they were one in the same. And now that it is coming to video to own, I just have to pick up a copy. I just remember that this movie was such a cheesy riot (but I honestly can't recall whether it was purposely bad or not). I can't wait to see it again, a lot of questions will be answered.

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