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Fright House (1989)

Video  |   |  Horror  |  16 October 1989 (USA)
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Two stories about witches getting ready to meet with the Devil, and a schoolteacher who never ages.

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Captain Levi (segment "Fright House")
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Detective Les Morane (segment "Fright House")
Jennifer Delora ...
Dr. Victoria Sedgewick (segment "Fright House")
Kit Jones ...
Delissa / Young Abadon in France
Duane Jones ...
Charles Harmon (segment "Abadon")
Jackie James ...
Madeline Abadon (segment "Abadon")
John Bly ...
Mike (segment "Abadon")
Robin Michaels ...
Debbie (segment "Abadon")
Orly Benyar ...
Ione (segment "Abadon")
Thomas Ostuni ...
Gary (segment "Abadon")
Karen Nielsen ...
Tracy (segment "Abadon")
Vicki Richardson ...
Helen (segment "Abadon")
Dennis Meyera ...
Leo Fuller (segment "Abadon")
Joey Hoeber ...
Anthony (segment "Abadon")
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Frank (as Thomas Belgrey) (segment "Abadon")
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Two stories about witches getting ready to meet with the Devil, and a schoolteacher who never ages.

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Home is where the heart stops.

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1 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In recent years, some of the best Horror films have been independent. It must be so satisfying to have complete creative control and no studio execs breathing down your neck. There are also plenty of great examples from the past as well. Many Horror flicks of the 1980s were done independently. The downside however is that many of them are pure schlock that deserve to be forgotten. I mean just because one has a camera doesn't mean they're the next great filmmakers. Some, like 'Fright House,' are at least so bad they're amusing.

Pros: Al Lewis, Duane Jones and a few others do their best. The mansion is one spooky location. Unintentional hilarity. Some of the make-up effects are pretty good.

Cons: Weak direction. Some of the performances are terrible. All over the place script, especially the second half. A lot of poor dialogue. Intrusive score. Riddled with clichés. Uneven pace.

Final thoughts: This film was one of many I saw on the video store shelves as a kid. The artwork always intrigued me, but it wasn't until today that I finally saw it. Sometimes you find a diamond in the rough, sometimes something better off in a landfill. There are worse Horror films, but this one is still pretty painful. It can however be enjoyed with friends looking for a few good laughs.

My rating: 2/5


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