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Ghosthouse (1988)

La casa 3 (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 11 August 1988 (Italy)
Visions of a deceased girl and her doll bring doom to the visitors of a deserted house.


Umberto Lenzi (as Humphrey Humbert)


Sheila Goldberg (dialogue), Umberto Lenzi (story) (as Humphrey Humbert) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Lara Wendel ... Martha
Greg Rhodes Greg Rhodes ... Paul (as Greg Scott)
Mary Sellers ... Susan
Ron Houck Ron Houck ... Mark
Martin Jay Martin Jay ... Jim
Kate Silver Kate Silver ... Tina
Donald O'Brien ... Valkos (as Donald O'Brian)
Kristen Fougerousse Kristen Fougerousse ... Henriett
Willy M. Moon Willy M. Moon ... Pepe
Susan Muller Susan Muller ... Henriett's Mother
Alain Smith Alain Smith ... Henriett's Father
William J. Devany William J. Devany ... Lieu Tenant
Ralph Morse Ralph Morse ... Coroner
Robert Champagne Robert Champagne ... Mortician
Hernest Mc. Kimnoro Hernest Mc. Kimnoro ... Cemetary Custodian


Visions of a deceased girl and her doll bring doom to the visitors of a deserted house.

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Death holds the mortgage, and if you move in...they'll be Hell to pay. See more »


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Errors made by characters: Mark Dalan (who's vacationing with his girlfriend, Susan, brother Jim Dalen and sister Tina Dalen) keeps saying the caretaker, Valkos, had an axe, but it's clearly a meat cleaver. See more »


When Henrietta is shown lying in her coffin her legs are apart, but when it cuts to a shot of Paul pouring the gasoline in her legs are crossed. See more »


[discussing a spooky radio call]
Martha: Who was it?
Paul: I don't know. But whoever it was, he sounded really scared to death.
Martha: I'm starving, I'm gonna get some chili.
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Alternate Versions

Some VHS copies of the film remove some of Sam Baker's dialogue while he is confronting Henrietta in the cellar at the beginning of the film. See more »


Followed by Beyond Darkness (1990) See more »

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Great movie for what I expected !!!
9 March 2000 | by PatricioGSee all my reviews

I expected a very bad b-class italian horror movie, and it is, but is enjoyable. It´s well filmed & the actors are acceptable. Music is very good, just listen to that demoniac sound that is heard from the basement (not joking, one of the best horror sounds ever heard by me). There are also some good deaths (the first two & one in the middle), the others are average. Plot is bad, but you cannot expect more. What I did not understand are the stupid reasons for entering again and again the Ghosthouse (example: a girl wants to take a shower) when those kids know that there is a killer or somewhat (I won´t tell what). Scenery is good, so the other places of the shots. Summarizing, I watched the film till the end, that hardly happen when I see this type of movies and are bad.

I could recommend it if you are a horror-movie fan, or if there is anything to watch...

Rate this movie with a 5.5 out of 10 .-

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Release Date:

11 August 1988 (Italy) See more »

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Filmirage See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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