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House of the Damned (1996)

Will and Maura, despite their marital problems, decide to come to Ireland and live on Maura's ancestral estate, bringing with them their daughter Aubrey. But soon weird happenings around ... See full summary »

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Maura South
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Will South
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Aubrey South
Eamonn Draper ...
Father Seamus (as Eamon Draper)
Dick Donaghue ...
Dr. Edward Shea
Mary Kate Ryan ...
Amy Wolfe
Columba Heneghan ...
Plumber
Helena Walsh ...
Charwoman 1
Triona Ui Chonsdale ...
Charwoman 2 (as Triona Ui Chongaile)
Marie Stafford ...
Marion
Aoife O'Grady ...
Colleen
Elizabeth Costello ...
Woman in Bed
Celine Curtin ...
Bus Driver
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Will and Maura, despite their marital problems, decide to come to Ireland and live on Maura's ancestral estate, bringing with them their daughter Aubrey. But soon weird happenings around the house lead a local priest to confess that Maura's ancestors practiced black magic, and Maura's own insecurities threaten to bring her into the evil fold. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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A legacy of evil.


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Rated R for scenes of strong terror, violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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13 July 1996 (USA)  »

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Unoriginal and pointless horror flick
26 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie borrows a lot from Poltergeist in some ways, and every other haunted house movie.

A couple and their daughter move into a haunted house in Ireland and some weird stuff starts happening. The special effects crew must have been really proud of their invisible wolf thing since they show it about 20 times including right at the end.

Anyway, the evil ghosts of the evil house take their daughter away, and they get her back, but the wife all of a sudden is possessed and starts having delusions of her husband cheating on her. So he kicks him out and goes pyscho and is about to kill their daughter with a butchers knife when the husband comes back and saves them both, by impaling the wife with a sacred knife (after which she gets up like nothing happened despite the fact she just got 4 inches of steel put into her chest).

The only entertaining thing in this movie was seeing Alexandra Paul (from Baywatch) looking and acting like a psychotic killer, it was really pretty funny.

The laughable fire effects of the burning house was also amusing, as well as the already mentioned invisible wolf thing.

I seem to be commenting a lot on crappy movies that are played midday or late at night, because that's better than doing it for box office hits which everyone can easily get an opinion on.


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