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Formula for a Murder (1985)

7, Hyden Park: la casa maledetta (original title)
David Warbeck stars as an instructor who marries a traumatized, crippled woman. The wife suffers from PTSD and is tormented by a traumatic event that happened in her past. What is even more... See full summary »

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Alberto De Martino (as Martin Herbert)

Writers:

Alberto De Martino (as Martin Herbert), Vincenzo Mannino (as Frank Walker)
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Christina Nagy ... Joanna
David Warbeck ... Craig
Carroll Blumenberg ... Ruth
Rossano Brazzi ... Dr. Sernich
Andrea Bosic Andrea Bosic ... Father Peter
Loris Loddi ... Father Davis
Adriana Giuffrè Adriana Giuffrè
Daniela De Carolis Daniela De Carolis
Rodolfo Ruzza Rodolfo Ruzza
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David Warbeck stars as an instructor who marries a traumatized, crippled woman. The wife suffers from PTSD and is tormented by a traumatic event that happened in her past. What is even more unfortunate is that her marriage is a just part of her maniac husband's evil scheme to kill her for her money. It isn't long before the formula is put into action and the gory body count starts to mount. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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The "cursed house" of the Italian title was also used for Phantom of Death (1988) and Body Puzzle (1992). See more »

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Very good...
23 March 2008 | by pyromanticwaysSee all my reviews

Due to its predictable, second-rate title, (the one it was distributed under in Italy, at least) I didn't expect much from this movie. Thought it'd be another cheap flick about a haunted house ("LA CASA MALEDETTA" means "The cursed house"). Well, I had to change my mind just after the very first brilliant scene! The constant presence of priests and the creepy atmospheres, reminded me a bit of The Exorcist and some of its decent Italian rip-offs, but this was going to be something completely different... This is more like Hitchcock meets Italian thriller! Very well written and directed, good actors, interesting plot... OK, I've tried not to spoil the viewing of "7 Hyden Park" for you, which I'd highly recommend to everyone.

P.S. Am I wrong, or when Joanna crawls or tries hard to stand (she's paralyzed from the waist down) her feet and legs move a little too much? (... And I'm not talking of the "bad dream" sequence.)


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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1985 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Formula per un assassinio See more »

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Fulvia Film See more »
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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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