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The House Where Evil Dwells (1982)

A young American family moves to a House in Kyoto, Japan. It turns out to be haunted by the ghosts of a woman and her lover, who were killed by the woman's husband, as well as the ghost of the husband, who killed himself afterward.

Director:

Kevin Connor

Writers:

Robert Suhosky (screenplay), James Hardiman (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Albert ... Ted Fletcher
Susan George ... Laura Fletcher
Doug McClure ... Alex Curtis
Amy Barrett ... Amy Fletcher
Mako Hattori ... Otami
Tsuiyuki Sasaki ... Shugoro (as Toshiyuki Sasaki)
Toshiya Maruyama ... Masanori
Tsuyako Okajima Tsuyako Okajima ... Majyo Witch
Henry Mitowa Henry Mitowa ... Zen Monk
Mayumi Umeda Mayumi Umeda ... Noriko, the babysitter
Hiroko Takano Hiroko Takano ... Wakako
Shuren Sakurai Shuren Sakurai ... Noh Mask Maker
Shôji Ohara Shôji Ohara ... Assistant Mask Maker (as Shoji Ohara)
Jirô Shirai Jirô Shirai ... Tadashi (as Jiro Shirai)
Kazuo Yoshida Kazuo Yoshida ... Editor
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Storyline

In 1840, a samurai comes home to find his wife in bed with another man, so he kills them both and then himself. Flash-forward to the present day, and an American family of three moves into this since-abandoned house and starts to experience incidents of haunting and possession. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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An ancient curse has turned their lives into a nightmare of lust and revenge. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa do Diabo See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This Japanese ghost story was set and shot in Japan but was an American-Japanese co-production with all three lead actors from either the UK or USA with the majority of the crew and supporting cast being Japanese. See more »

Quotes

Amy Fletcher: [as she is watching a blue, ghostly face making faces at her] There's an awful face in my soup!
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Features J.A.K.Q. Blitzkrieg Squad (1977) See more »

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Great Guilty Pleasure!
11 October 2003 | by tenor1See all my reviews

I love this movie and I hate myself for loving it. I highly recommend it, but I feel guilty for doing so. It's sooo bad, it's good! I'd love to do a Mystery Science Theatre commentary on it. From Doug McClure's semi-nude scene to the giant mechanical crabs, this is a must-see movie after you've seen all the really good stuff, and there's nothing else available in the video store. Just don't take it seriously and you'll love it, too!


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