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Shock (1977)

Schock (original title)
A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.

Directors:

Mario Bava, Lamberto Bava (uncredited)

Writers:

Lamberto Bava (story and screenplay), Francesco Barbieri (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Daria Nicolodi ... Dora Baldini
John Steiner ... Bruno Baldini
David Colin Jr. David Colin Jr. ... Marco
Ivan Rassimov ... Dr. Aldo Spidini
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Storyline

Dora Baldini, her husband Bruno Baldini and her son Marco move to a huge house that belongs to her. Dora lived in this house with Marco and her former husband, who was drug addicted and committed suicide. The house is empty since them and Bruno, who is a pilot, has decided to move to the place claiming it is close to the airport. Soon Marco is possessed by the ghost of his father and Dora is haunted by the house. She tells to Bruno that they need to leave the house and she is afraid of her son, but he believes Dora relapsed since she had a breakdown when he husband died. Why the vengeful spirit is seeking revenge? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Terror lives beyond the door See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

12 August 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Door II See more »

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Production Co:

Laser Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The final film directed by Italian horror legend Mario Bava. See more »

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A black cord is visible pulling a wooden object toward Dora. See more »

Quotes

Marco: [Asking his parents about the house they're moving into] Are we going to live here forever?
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Excellent Mario Bava's shocker.
17 September 2003 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Mario Bava's "Schock"(1977)is an exceptional film.It's not only suspenseful and stylish,but its impact on the later Italian horror movies is clearly visible.The acting is pretty good-Daria Nicolodi gives a sympathetic performance as Dora Baldini,a victimized woman on the brink of lunacy.Some of the nightmares that Dora has are sort of psychedelically strange and disturbing.The film was co-written by Mario's son Lamberto,who also served as the assistant director."Schock" isn't as good as "Bay of Blood" or "Blood and Black Lace",but it provides some genuine chills.Highly recommended.


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