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House of Evil (1968)

PG | | Horror, Mystery | 1972 (USA)
Relatives of a recently deceased man meet at his eerie castle for a reading of the will. They encounter a sinister piano player who turns out to be a toy maker, and his toys are imbued with murderous intentions.

Directors:

Jack Hill, Juan Ibáñez

Writers:

Jack Hill, Edgar Allan Poe (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Boris Karloff ... Matthias Morteval
Julissa ... Lucy Durant
Andrés García ... Charles Beasler
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ... Ivor Morteval (as Ángel Espinoza)
Beatriz Baz Beatriz Baz ... Cordelia Rash
Quintín Bulnes ... Dr. Emerick Horvath
Manuel Alvarado Manuel Alvarado ... Morgenstern Morteval
Carmen Velez Carmen Velez
Arturo Fernández Arturo Fernández ... Professor Frank
Felipe de Flores Felipe de Flores
Fernando Saucedo Fernando Saucedo
Estuardo Mora Estuardo Mora
José Luis García de León José Luis García de León ... (as José Luis G. de León)
Victor Jordan Victor Jordan
José Antonio Garcia José Antonio Garcia
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Storyline

Relatives of a recently deceased man meet at his eerie castle for a reading of the will. They encounter a sinister piano player who turns out to be a toy maker, and his toys are imbued with murderous intentions.

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Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dance of Death See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Shot in 1968, this film didn't receive a mainstream theatrical release until 1978. See more »

Quotes

Matthias Morteval: [speaking to a portrait of his father] Somewhere in our garden, father, the evil weed has sprung up again. If God will give me strength in the twilight of my life, I promise you that I will find that weed and tear it from our soil with all its evil seed...
[extremely long pause]
Matthias Morteval: ...Once and for all.
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Alternate Versions

The original Mexican print is a few minutes longer than the wide U.S. release. See more »

Connections

Featured in Morella Presents Graveyard Theater: House of Evil (2008) See more »

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I had to hold my nose while watching it
8 September 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

One of those cheap low budget horror films Boris Karloff made late in his career. Stinks in every possible way. Even Boris can't save it and, frankly, he doesn't seem to try. I'm sure this was just a paycheck to him. It's a boring, talky movie that looks so ugly that it made my eyes hurt. Avoid this unless you absolutely have to see every movie Boris Karloff made. There's really nothing to recommend about this mess.


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