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The Sweet House of Horrors (1989)

La dolce casa degli orrori (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | TV Movie 1989
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A murdered couple return from the beyond to care for their two young children, as well as seek revenge against their killer, accept their children's step parents, and try to prevent their house from being sold.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Lucio Fulci (story), Vincenzo Mannino (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Jean-Christophe Brétignière Jean-Christophe Brétignière ... Carlo (as Jean Christophe Bretigniere)
Cinzia Monreale ... Marcia
Lubka Lenzi Lubka Lenzi ... Mary Valdi (as Lubka Cibulova)
Lino Salemme ... Guido
Franco Diogene ... Mr. Coby
Vernon Dobtcheff ... The Exorcist (as Alexander Vernon Dobtcheff)
Giuliano Gensini Giuliano Gensini ... Marco
Ilary Blasi Ilary Blasi ... Sarah
Dante Fioretti Dante Fioretti ... Father O'Toole
Pascal Persiano Pascal Persiano ... Roberto Valdi
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A happily married couple are brutally murdered in their house by an intruder. Later, their ghosts return from beyond to haunt their home as well as comfort their two grief-stricken children while trying to help them catch and eliminate those resonsible for their deaths. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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First part of the cycle "Le case maledette" (Doomed Houses) produced by Reteitalia. Other titles of the series are The House of Clocks (1989), The House of Witchcraft (1989) and House of Lost Souls (1989). See more »

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Referenced in Joe D'Amato at Eurofest (2007) See more »

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Fairly Bland
20 October 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A murdered couple return from the beyond to care for their two young children, as well as seek revenge against their killer, accept their children's step parents, and try to prevent their house from being sold.

So, Lucio Fulci made two television films around 1989. "House of Clocks" is the other one, and sad to say it is the superior one. This film lacks the gore, the horror and the things we typically associate with Fulci. While it tries to build a fantasy world around the children ,it never seems fully successful (though I confess part of my problem was the bad dubbing on the kids).

Given the framework Fulci was working in, it is not a bad film, but it is not one of his more memorable and comes off as fairly bland. I would not call this his worst film, but it clearly is not among his best.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English | German

Release Date:

1989 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Reteitalia, Dania Film See more »
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Color

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