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Death Screams (1982)

R | | Horror | 14 May 1982 (USA)
Teenagers are stalked and murdered by a maniac at a town fair.


David Nelson


Paul C. Elliott




Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Kiger ... Lily Carpenter
Martin Tucker Martin Tucker ... Coach Neil Marshall
William T. Hicks William T. Hicks ... Sheriff Avery
Jennifer Chase ... Ramona
Jody Kay Jody Kay ... Sandy
John Kohler John Kohler ... Diddle
Andrea Savio Andrea Savio ... Kathy (as Andria Savio)
Curt Rector Curt Rector ... Bob (as Kurt Rector)
Josh Gamble Josh Gamble ... Tom
Hanns Manship Hanns Manship ... Casey (as Hans Manship)
Helene Tryon Helene Tryon ... Edna Sharpe
Mary Fran Lyman Mary Fran Lyman ... Agnes Bottomly
Monica Boston Monica Boston ... Sheila
Mike Brown Mike Brown ... Walker
Sharon Alley Sharon Alley ... Sara


Locals are celebrating the last night of carnival, such as newly in-love couple Bob and Kathy, coach, Neil Marshall, waitresses, timid blonde Lily and comely, nubile Ramona, their boss Jackson and learning difficulties teenage peeping tom Casey who's dad Avery is the town sheriff. Several them decide to spend the night down at the river, where a unknown double homicide climaxed there some nights before. But among the fairgoers is the one responsible for the deaths and as he/she lurks in the shadow troubled over a tragic past (or just about one thing or another) deciding to take his/her frustrations out with a machete on those he/she blames for all the misfortunes in his/her life. Following the group back to his/her riverside stamping grounds he/she sets about ensuring no one leaves the area alive. Written by suspicous

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The police officer taking pictures during the final sequence was an actual sheriffs officer from the Rutherfordton country sheriffs department who was asked to join in to make it "more realistic". See more »


Diddle: We're going down to the river tonight. It'll be a night to go down in history!
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US VHS is uncut. Vipco DVD is heavily cut. See more »


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Average Regional Slasher
17 July 2019 | by garyrogers-67484See all my reviews

House of Death gets by with a lot of regional charm and a few decent death scenes. There's not much of a plot to speak of besides a bunch of people are terrorized by a serial killer in the south who's killing without much rhyme or reason.

Since this has never made it to DVD or Blu-Ray, it's fairly dark and hard to tell what's going on most of the time, but there are a few daytime death scenes, which is a rarity among horror films. None of the characters have a lot of meat on their bones, but the special effects work is solid.

It's just a shame that most of the death scenes take place within a 5 minute span towards the end of the movie. It deprives the film of a lot of potential suspense and makes sure that the film is a bit too front loaded with not much going on until the end.

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Release Date:

14 May 1982 (USA) See more »

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House of Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Lure, North Carolina, USA See more »

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