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La mansión de los Cthulhu (1992)

An aging magician harboring a terrible occult secret and his daughter are taken hostage in their isolated mansion by teenage scumbags need- ing a place to hide out. When the captors refuse ... See full summary »

Director:

Juan Piquer Simón (as J.P. Simon)

Writers:

Juan Piquer Simón (screenplay) (as J.P. Simon), H.P. Lovecraft (inspiration) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Finlay ... Chandu
Marcia Layton Marcia Layton ... Lisa / Lenore
Luis Fernando Alvés Luis Fernando Alvés ... Chris
Brad Fisher ... Hawk
Melanie Shatner Melanie Shatner ... Eva
Kaethe Cherney Kaethe Cherney ... Candy
Paul Birchard Paul Birchard ... Billy
Frank Braña ... Felix
Ronald Faval Ronald Faval ... Fatman
Pascal Mudazi Pascal Mudazi ... Larry (as Pascal Muzadi)
Emilio Linder Emilio Linder ... Eddie (as Emile Linder)
Jack Jamison Jack Jamison ... Guard 1
Ángel Blanco Ángel Blanco ... Guard 2
Jorge Bernal Jorge Bernal ... Guard 3
Iván Almagro Iván Almagro ... Grip 1
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Storyline

An aging magician harboring a terrible occult secret and his daughter are taken hostage in their isolated mansion by teenage scumbags need- ing a place to hide out. When the captors refuse to listen to the magician's dire warning to release him unharmed, the mansion slowly releases its nightmare of horrors on the unsuspecting invaders. Written by Anonymous

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The evil is free. See more »

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, horror violence, and drug related scenes. | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 January 1992 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Cthulhu Mansion See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Budget:

ESP 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo
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One of the worst, take it from a fan...
10 October 2004 | by doctorgonzo23See all my reviews

I love B horror films, so I was expecting something that would at least make me laugh or perhaps keep my interest for an hour and a half. This movie was not even close to accomplishing either of those tasks. It amazes me how a production can be so bad in so many ways. There isn't a thing about this movie that makes it worth watching. The acting is bad, and not in a funny way. The actors look bored half the time. It's total s***. Why is it that these productions fail to live up to the standard of high school theatre? The plot is also garbage. The only thing borrowed from Lovecraft is the Cthulhu nomenclature. I mean, what does this movie even have to do with the Cthulhu mythos? Answer: absolutely nothing. The dialogue is so repetitive and inane... not even a bit of humour in it. The characters are also pretty flat. There wasn't a single one I cared about by the end of this monstrosity. The F/X (all 35 seconds of them) are also pretty bad. Again, not funny bad; just plain moronic.

The bottom line: I bought this from a local movie store (used) for $1. I should have bought a can of Pepsi, or played 4 games of Space Invaders. I am fanatical about bad trash cinema, especially horror, but I can't find a use for this thing at all. Bypass with extreme prejudice.


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