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Don't Look in the Attic (1982)

La villa delle anime maledette (original title)
A couple inherits a mansion, but when they move in they discover that it is haunted by the murderous spirits of people who have died there.


Carlo Ausino


Carlo Ausino (screenplay), Carlo Ausino (story)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beba Loncar ... Martha
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Ugo Ressia
Annarita Grapputo Annarita Grapputo ... Elisa
George Ardisson ... Casati (as Giorgio Ardisson)
Paul Teitcheid Paul Teitcheid ... Housekeeper (as Paul Theisheid)
Tonino Campa Tonino Campa ... Tony (as Tony Campa)
Fausto Lombardi ... Bruno
Ileana Fraia Ileana Fraia ... Sonia (as Ileana Fraja)
Remo Vercellin Remo Vercellin
Benedetto Mocellin Benedetto Mocellin
Victor Bally Victor Bally
Mimmo Morleo Mimmo Morleo
Attilio Cagnoni Attilio Cagnoni
Sandro Zambito Sandro Zambito
Mario De Gregorio Mario De Gregorio


Horror movie about a cursed house in Turin and the three relatives who inherit it. Two brothers and their cousin Elisa (who haven't seen each other since childhood) are brought together after their mother's death. They inherit her house under the condition that they live there together and never divide or sell the property. It's haunted and after many ghostly nightmares and some murders, Elisa finds a diary in the attic, learning that she is the sole survivor of "the seventh damned generation." Written by Ørnås

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Release Date:

15 April 1982 (Italy) See more »

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Don't Look in the Attic See more »

Filming Locations:

Torino, Piemonte, Italy

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Italian censorship visa # 77660 delivered on 15-4-1982. See more »


In the opening credits of the English language export version, the titles is mispelled as "House of the Danned". See more »


Referenced in Wacko (1982) See more »

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Not so bad...
31 October 2006 | by CetraSee all my reviews

Well, I'm an Italian horror big fan and I love movies from directors such Argento, Fulci, Bava Sr and Bava Jr, only to quote the most famous. "La villa delle anime maledette" is one of the most unknown movie of this genre, shot when this kind of cinema began its crisis that continues still today, and director Carlo Ausino sounds totally new to my ears (althoug he directed six movies... this is the price Italian directors have to pay to not work in Rome...) . But the film is not so bad. And it's absolutely not correct to talk about "trash". OK, the plot is not so original; it reminds me stuff like the Amytville series (the year is the same of "Amityville Possession" by Damiano Damiani) or "Shock", the last work of Mario Bava. But you have to think that this is the movie of a cinematographer (like Mario Bava movies); so the most important thing is the atmosphere, not the story or the characters; atmosphere very well created by the use of light and by the camera movement. The rest remain in the background. I think the movie works; not so good, but works; it's surely better than a lot of Hollywoodian production like "the Haunting" which have a bigger budget, but not bigger ideas...

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