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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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Gory yet slightly underwhelming low budget affair, 10 November 2007
Author: t-birkhead from United Kingdom

I found this a little disappointing. It wasn't that I expected much, it's just that the film was far less interesting than I expected. The script was very banal, barely exploring the back story to the demonic old lady which could have been interesting and also had too much time of zombies talking and walking around and not acting very zombie like. The characters were mostly lame and unsympathetic, and the budget was low, so unfortunately not allowing for much of a set or any fancy tricks. The gory killings were the films saving grace, cheap but suitably ghastly, very good for a film of this calibre. In the end I had a just about average time with this. I liked the gore a lot, and there was the odd gripping moment, but the film just seemed to drag on and on, so I ended up a little bored. Good ending, but it should have come quicker. In conclusion, this is passable, but would be a lot better were it about ten minutes shorter.

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