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La casa del sortilegio (1989)

A man has dreams of a house and a witch, his girlfriend suggests a break and and head for her family home unbeknown to him the house is the same as in his dreams.

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Luke Palmer
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Sharon Mason
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Maria Cumani Quasimodo ...
Witch (as Maria Clementina Cumani Qusaimodo)
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A man has dreams of a house and a witch, his girlfriend suggests a break and and head for her family home unbeknown to him the house is the same as in his dreams.

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Third part of the series "Le case maledette" (Doomed Houses) also including The Sweet House of Horrors (1989), The House of Clocks (1989) and House of Lost Souls (1989). See more »

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House of Disappointment is more like it
2 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Movies about nightmares have a lot of potential. The 'Nightmare on Elm Street' series really took the concept to great heights. It allows filmmakers to really use their imaginations. Of course, not all filmmakers use it as much as they should. Made as part of series of four films made for TV, 'The House of Witchcraft' is largely about nightmares. Umberto Lenzi is known for making some really entertaining low budget genre flicks. Sorry to say that this isn't one of them.

Pros: Some of the cast does all right. Pretty good score. Nice scenery. A few memorable moments of craziness. Umberto Lenzi gets a few nice shots. Decent whodunit subplot.

Cons: Not much plot. Some wooden performances. Too many underdeveloped characters. Most of the dubbing is poor. A lot of awful dialogue. Plot holes aplenty. Really drags in the middle. Pretty predictable.

Final thoughts: This film actually started out with some promise. Unfortunately, it soon takes a dive and only occasionally comes to life. Hard to believe this is from the same man who gave us great cheese like 'Ghosthouse,' but it is. Most low budget Italian Horror films have bad writing, dubbing, acting and so on, but at least they're fun to watch. This one had the right ingredients, but someone poisoned the stew.

My rating: 2/5


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