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Horror House (1969)

The Haunted House of Horror (original title)
Teenagers gathered in an old mansion are being murdered one by one. The survivors must discover who among them is the killer before he finishes off everybody.

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Michael Armstrong

Writers:

Michael Armstrong (screenplay), Gerry Levy (additional material) (as Peter Marcus)
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Complete credited cast:
Frankie Avalon ... Chris
Jill Haworth ... Sheila
Dennis Price ... Inspector Bill Bradley
Mark Wynter ... Gary Scott
George Sewell ... Bob Kellett
Gina Warwick Gina Warwick ... Sylvia Fuller
Richard O'Sullivan ... Peter
Carol Dilworth ... Dorothy Pulman
Julian Barnes Julian Barnes ... Richard
Veronica Doran Veronica Doran ... Madge
Robin Stewart ... Henry
Jan Holden ... Peggy
Clifford Earl Clifford Earl ... Police Sergeant Pelley
Robert Raglan ... John Bradley
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A group of sixties teenagers bored with the party they're at drive out to a deserted old mansion, but their laughter turns to fear when one of them is killed in a frenzied knife attack. Another of them persuades the rest that they should solve the murder themselves rather than go to the police, not surprisingly opening the way to further carnage. Written by J-26

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Behind its forbidden doors an evil secret hides! See more »


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Selected by Quentin Tarantino for the First Quentin Tarantino Film Fest in Austin, Texas, 1996. See more »

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Richard stabs his mate with a huge knife, which emerges covered in blood almost to the hilt. 30 seconds later Richard is holding the knife with no blood on it then 1 minute after that, the knife has just a little blood on it. See more »

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Words and Music by Gerry Levy (as Peter Marcus)
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Tense finale in an otherwise routine camp-fest.
10 October 2009 | by Nightman85See all my reviews

London "hepcats" grow bored at a party one night and decide to go explore an old nearby estate that's supposedly haunted. Once there one of the gang is brutally knifed to death and the group is left to wonder if one of their own is a killer.

The Haunted House of Horror (also known simply as Horror House) is a swinging 60's British chiller that's a bit of a mixed-bag for horror fans. On the good side there's a couple of effectively shocking (and bloody) murder scenes, a nicely moody music score by Reg Tilsley, and the climax of the film is pleasingly intense. Unfortunately the rest of the film is hampered by a sluggish pacing and a fairly routine setup. The uneven performances from the cast don't help things either.

Still, overall Haunted House of Horror has enough going for it to make it an interesting watch - particularly for fans of British horror from this era or maybe for people who just hate Frankie Avalon.

** out of ****


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1970 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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1.66 : 1
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