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The House of Seven Corpses (1974)

PG | | Horror | February 1974 (USA)
A director is filming on location in a house where seven murders were committed. The caretaker warns them not to mess with things they do not understand (the murders were occult related), ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Ireland ... Eric Hartman
Faith Domergue ... Gayle Dorian
John Carradine ... Edgar Price
Carole Wells ... Anne (as Carol Wells)
Charles Macaulay Charles Macaulay ... Christopher Millan
Jerry Strickler Jerry Strickler ... David
Ron Foreman Ron Foreman ... Ron
Dennis Record ... Tommy (as Larry Record)
Marty Hornstein Marty Hornstein ... Danny
Charles Bail Charles Bail ... Jonathon Anthony Beal / Theodore Beal
Lucy Doheny Lucy Doheny ... Suzanne Beal
Jo Anne Mower Jo Anne Mower ... Allison Beal
Ronald Víctor García Ronald Víctor García ... Charles Beal (as Ron Garcia)
Jeff Alexander Jeff Alexander ... Russell Beal
Wells Bond Wells Bond ... The Ghoul
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Storyline

A director is filming on location in a house where seven murders were committed. The caretaker warns them not to mess with things they do not understand (the murders were occult related), but the director wants to be as authentic as possible and has his cast re-enact rituals that took place in the house thus summoning a ghoul from the nearby cemetery to bump the whole film crew off one by one. Written by Humberto Amador

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Eight graves! Seven bodies! One killer... and he's already dead.

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Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa dos Sete Cadáveres See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The second-to-final film of Faith Domergue, copyright 1973. See more »

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When they are outside and Eric picks up a piece of broken headstone, there is one large blood spot (presumably blood) on the underside. The camera cuts away and then cuts back and now there are two smaller blood spots completely different than the first one. See more »

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Eric Hartman: [Gayle is being difficult and is telling the director how she wants to quit the picture] "I, I, I"... everything for Gayle, the hell with everyone else!
Eric Hartman: [angrily grabs her] Listen, baby, what you're pulling might have worked in the studios ten years ago, but not here, and not now, and sure as hell not on *my* picture!
Gayle Dorian: Eric, you're hurting me!
Eric Hartman: [unhands her, calms down] Okay, go on, leave. But you're walking, all right. And when you get there you're gonna' find just how tough it is for a middle-aged...
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References Fritz the Cat (1972) See more »

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Yes Virginia, John Carradine is in this film!
20 March 2002 | by Nozze-FotoSee all my reviews

How do you not like a film that has seven murders while the opening credits are rolling? Even the fact that the director write many episodes of the Saturday morning kids show H.R. PUFNSTUF does not detract from the fun (remember that DUNGEON OF HARROW was directed by the man who drew "Howard The Duck"). The film-within-a-film idea was used to great advantage in FRANKENSTEIN 1970 (will someone please release that to DVD in widescreen?) and it works rather well here too. John Ireland is the hard boiled director making a movie about witchcraft in a spooky old house (actually the former Utah governor's mansion) whose owners have all died mysteriously and whose last tenant was a real life witch. John Carradine is Edgar Price, the caretaker who knows the whole family history and is not shy about interrupting filming when Ireland gets it wrong. Faith Domergue (THIS ISLAND EARTH) is the tempermental movie star who seems to be Ireland's now-and-then lover. Also on hand is Charles MacCauley, best remembered as Dracula from the blaxploitation classic BLACULA as a drunken has been whose career is well past its twilight. The action gets a little confusing near the end. We know that a zombie rises from its grave because Ms. Domergue has read a magic chant from the Tibetan Book Of The Dead (conveniently located on a bookshelf) but what happens with Mr. Ireland and a crew member named David is likely to get you wondering "Huh?". Like, is there one zombie or two, and if there are two where does the first one disappear to and other nagging little things like that. Don't let it spoil your fun though, this film is worth seeing. nobody panders to the outrageous plot, everyone turns in a good performance. John Ireland gets the most unforgettable line. About to spirit Ms. Domergue to his bedroom Ireland's romantic plans are sunk when she insists on searching for her lost cat. Handcuffed by the PG rating Ireland barks "FRITZ the cat!" and stomps out of the scene. Fun, and lots of it.


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