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This House Possessed (1981)

After having a nervous breakdown, a rock singer has to spend some time in hospital. A private nurse is hired, and with her he buys a new house, a fantastic house in the country. The nurse, ... See full summary »

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William Wiard

Writer:

David Levinson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Parker Stevenson ... Gary Straihorn
Lisa Eilbacher ... Sheila Moore
Joan Bennett ... Rag Lady
Slim Pickens ... Arthur Keene
Shelley Smith Shelley Smith ... Tanya
Bill Morey Bill Morey ... Robbins
Jan Shutan Jan Shutan ... Helen
David Paymer ... Pasternak
Jack Garner Jack Garner ... Feeney
K Callan ... Lucille
Barry Corbin ... Lieutenant Fletcher
John Dukakis ... Donny
Amanda Wyss ... Holly (as Mandy Wyss)
Ivy Bethune Ivy Bethune ... Martha
Philip Baker Hall ... Clerk (as Phillip Baker Hall)
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Storyline

After having a nervous breakdown, a rock singer has to spend some time in hospital. A private nurse is hired, and with her he buys a new house, a fantastic house in the country. The nurse, Sheila, can't remember the first years of her life, but this house seems strangely familiar to her. Also, there is this strange old woman who claims that Sheila's real name is Margaret. People who cause Sheila pain or who try to tell her the real story of what happened in this house, they die in strange ways: Tanya, the girlfriend of the singer, and the Library woman who wants to give her some newspaper articles. Can Sheila find out the truth behind all this and can she escape the house that possessed once and wants to possess once more? Written by Lukas Fichtinger <lfichtin@htlbraunau.asn-linz.ac.at>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Haus der tausend Augen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At one point the monitors in the house show childhood pictures of Lisa Eilbacher (representing Margaret who lived there as a child). See more »

Goofs

Twice during the course of the movie the house activates its solar panels and begins to heat the pool water in one scene and the furnace in another. Unfortunately, this wouldn't be possible as both scenes occur at night. See more »

Quotes

Rag Lady: This house loves you, and it will never let you go.
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Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Sensitive You're Not
Written by Billy Goldenberg & Carol Connors
Performed by Parker Stevenson
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This House Possessed
6 August 2005 | by lamk69See all my reviews

I have watched this movie long time ago, and I think I have watched it twice, I really enjoy this movie and been searching to see if they ever show again on TV, but I guess I have no luck to see this movie or maybe I have miss it when it replay it on television. I watch this movie as when I was young and not so quite remember all the detail of this movie but I think Parker Stevenson did a great job in This House Possessed. I would like to get a hold of this movie, so anyone know where I can get this movie please let me know and very appreciate your help. I think someone out there has a copy of this movie oh VHS. Please email me and let me know at lamk69@yahoo.com


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