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House of the Long Shadows (1983)

PG | | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | April 1984 (USA)
An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a $20,000 bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the writer discovers... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Lionel Grisbane
... Corrigan
... Sebastian Grisbane
... Kenneth Magee (as Desi Arnaz)
... Lord Elijah Grisbane
... Victoria Grisbane
Julie Peasgood ... Mary Norton
... Sam Allyson
... Diana Caulder
Richard Hunter ... Andrew Caulder
... Station Master
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An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a $20,000 bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the writer discovers that the manor, thought empty, actually has several, rather odd, inhabitants. Written by Jack Witzig <tomveil@interstat.net>

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Room for every nightmare... A nightmare in every room. See more »

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April 1984 (USA)  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)
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Final theatrical feature film directed Pete Walker. See more »

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Lionel Grisbane: Don't interrupt me while I'm soliloquizing.
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Referenced in Sheila Keith: A Nice Old Lady? (2005) See more »

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Pace, pace mio Dio!
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From "La Forza del Destino" by Giuseppe Verdi
Murdered by Sheila Keith
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it's Lucy and Ricky's son meets a bevy of filmdom's horror stars
8 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

Everyone probably figured that Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing would have to all co-star in a movie, but who ever would have guessed that Desi Arnaz Jr would also co-star? Far removed from his parents' famous roles, Arnaz plays Kenneth Magee, an American author who goes to an old Welsh estate to write a novel. He is supposed to have no disturbances, but Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and John Carradine arrive to release their brother who has been locked in his room for forty years, and Christopher Lee arrives to claim ownership of the mansion. Naturally, things don't go as everyone expects.

"House of the Long Shadows" doesn't have anything that we wouldn't anticipate in a movie about a dark old mansion, but it's got more twists and turns than a roller coaster. So, I recommend it, and I hope that they don't try to remake it.


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