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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.

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Jean-Christophe Brétigniere ... Carlo (as Jean Christophe Bretigniere)
... Marcia
Lubka Lenzi ... Mary Valdi (as Lubka Cibulova)
... Guido
Franco Diogene ... Mr. Coby
... The Exorcist (as Alexander Vernon Dobtcheff)
Giuliano Gensini ... Marco
Ilary Blasi ... Sarah
Dante Fioretti ... Father O'Toole
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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First part of the cycle "Le case maledette" (Doomed Houses) produced by Reteitalia. Other titles of the series are The House of Clocks (1989), La casa del sortilegio (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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Fairy tale for adults
16 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

A couple is killed in an extremely sadistic way, but their souls return to their two orphaned children to caress them, to take revenge on the killer and to mock the relatives who want to sell the house and the one who wants to buy it respectively. Sounds odd for a Fulci movie, doesn't it?

And it really is kind of odd. It starts like a typical Fulci-gorefest with the murder scene which has to be seen to be believed, especially when one considers this one was made for TV. But after this unbelievably violent prologue, the whole thing turns into a fairy tale. There are even scenes that could come right out of a typical Italian slapstick comedy! So, "La Dolce Casa degli Orrori" is an extremely strange mix of genres, and most of the special effects are very cheesy, although the murder scene is outrageously disgusting.

It's not bad, but by far inferior to Fulci's other film in the four part TV-series Houses of Doom, "La Casa nel Tempo", which is terrific (the other two are by Umberto Lenzi and called "La Casa delle Anime Erranti" and "La Casa dei Sortilegi").


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