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Ghosthouse (1988)

La casa 3 (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror , Mystery , Thriller | 1989 (USA)
Visions of a deceased girl and her doll bring doom to the visitors of a deserted house.

Director:

Umberto Lenzi (as Humphrey Humbert)

Writers:

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

Cast overview:
Lara Wendel ... Martha
Greg Rhodes Greg Rhodes ... Paul Rogers (as Greg Scott)
Mary Sellers ... Susan
Ron Houck Ron Houck ... Mark Dalen
Martin Jay Martin Jay ... Jim Dalen
Kate Silver Kate Silver ... Tina Dalen
Donald O'Brien ... Valkos (as Donald O'Brian)
Kristen Fougerousse Kristen Fougerousse ... Henrietta Baker
Willy M. Moon Willy M. Moon ... Pepe
Susan Muller Susan Muller ... Mrs. Baker
Alain Smith Alain Smith ... Sam Baker
William J. Devany William J. Devany ... Lieutenant
Ralph Morse Ralph Morse ... Coroner
Robert Champagne Robert Champagne ... Mortician
Hernest Mc. Kimnoro Hernest Mc. Kimnoro ... Cemetary Custodian
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

GhostHouse See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmirage See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

According to producer Joe d'Amato, the film was a commercial success mainly because of Achille Manzotti's idea to change the title from "Ghosthouse" to "La Casa 3". "La Casa 1" and "La Casa 2" being the Italian titles for Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead (1981) and Evil Dead II (1987). See more »

Goofs

Mark is stabbed through the arm by Valkos with a pitchfork during one scene, but in subsequent scenes behaves as if he was completely uninjured. See more »

Quotes

Jim: Who are you? What do you want? For God's sake... somebody help me... help... aarghh!
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Connections

References Evil Dead II (1987) See more »

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NO CLOWNING AROUND!
6 June 2004 | by Father-MerrinSee all my reviews

Recently I picked up this title as an absolute bargain on eBay for just 99p & to be honest I wasn't expecting much as I'm a huge horror movie buff but haven't heard much about this title.

The director is credited as Humphrey Humbert - but to my surprise this was a pseudonym for the legendary Umberto Lenzi (better known for the notorious Cannibal Ferox). But those of you expecting a cannibal gut-crunching movie will be disappointed. In fact the film doesn't really have much gore in it but for what it lacks in human entrails it certainly makes up for in creepy atmosphere & an unforgettable spooky soundtrack.

Now I don't know about you but clowns have always been sinister to me & Ghosthouse is basically about the spirit of a young girl who carries around this clown doll & when she appears in front of unsuspecting victims they are soon dispensed of. Its at these moments that the creepy 'nursery-rhyme-esque' theme tune kicks in & it'll play in your mind for days on end!

Don't get me wrong this aint no Exorcist or Dawn Of The Dead but its a little known movie which if you get the chance is definitely worth watching.

Maybe if the director had used his real name & billed it as 'From The Director Of Cannibal Ferox' then it would've done much better financially.


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