In New York, Dr. Norman Boyle assumes the research about Dr. Freudstein of his colleague Dr. Petersen, who committed suicide after killing his mistress. Norman heads to Boston with his wife Lucy Boyle and their son Bob to live in an isolated house in the woods that belonged to Dr. Petersen. Bob befriends the girl Mae that only he can see and she warns him to leave the house. Soon his parents hire the mysterious babysitter Ann and creepy things happen in the house. When Bobby goes to the basement, his parents discover the secret of the house.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Although most of the dialogue was done in English (the two children's dialogue is in Italian), the movie was nonetheless dubbed in post-production. See more
When Laura Gittleson, the real estate agent, is killed by Dr Freudstein, we see her body lying on the floor with her eyes closed and her mouth open. A few moments later, Freudstein drags her into the basement and her eyes are now open, but her mouth is closed. When she is hanging in the basement near the end of the film, her eyes and mouth are both open. See more
[Ann is kneeling on the floor, mopping up a huge pool of blood
What are you doing?
Ann, the babysitter
I made coffee.
In the end credits: "no one will ever know whether children are monsters or monsters are children." - Henry James See more
The Vestron home video release of "House By the Cemetery", which was released during the 1980s, has two reels of footage out of order. This error makes for a nearly incomprehensible film, as characters who die are seen later seen alive and running around as if they had never been killed. See more
Referenced in The Evil Dead