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Dead Dudes in the House (1989)

The Dead Come Home (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | October 1989 (USA)
Eight friends go to fix up an old house that Mark has purchased. Upon arriving they find the grave of Annabelle (the former owner) in the back yard. She had killed her husband back in the ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Mark Zobian ... Ron
... Bob
Sarah Newhouse ... Jamie
... Mark / OldLady (as Douglas F. Gibson)
J.D. Cerna ... Steve (as John Dayton Cerna)
Naomi Kooker ... Linda
Eugene Sautner ... Joey
... S
James Griffith ... Ricky
Leighann Belair ... 1940s Girl
Albert Jaccoma ... 1940s Dead Man (as Albert J. Wingate)
Darrell Gibson ... Old Lady Double
... Bob's Legs on Ground
Pam Lewis ... Old Lady (voice)


Eight friends go to fix up an old house that Mark has purchased. Upon arriving they find the grave of Annabelle (the former owner) in the back yard. She had killed her husband back in the 40's. Bob (one of Mark's friends) smashes the headstone and awakens Annabelle, this begins the carnage. But the dead don't stay dead and the living can't escape as the house locks down to keep them in. Written by <Chillidog9@aol.com>

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A hammering, head-banging movie that will nail you to your seat - Literally! See more »




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Completed in 1988 (as "The Dead Come Home"). See more »


Referenced in Dead Air (1999) See more »

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Sweet bloody memories

The title of the film shouldn't influence you at the time of deciding whether to rent it or not. DEAD DUDES IN THE HOUSE is a good slasher zombie flick, better than the average. It's one of those horror films where you can't say what's gonna happen even when the movie it's about to end. I watched this film for the first time back in 1993 on cable, those where the days where the slasher era was dead. This movie tried to bring to life a more than dead genre.

What it seemed to be an average fun weekend for eight friends turned into a carnage that could be described as one of the most freaky and horrible massacres ever seen. These dumb dudes buy and old house to have a place to chill out, have pre-marital sex, and drink some beers. While fixing and cleaning the old house one of these dumb teens smashes the headstone in the backyard just to immedieately awaken the owner of the house from the dead.

The owner is named Abigail, a woman who murdered her husband back in the 1940's (as seen in a flashback). Now 100 year old or so Abigail is very pi**ed off and she will murder these teens one by one with no mercy.

After getting murdered, these dudes return as zombies just to wander in the house and increment the horror atmosphere. To make things worse, the house seems to have own life and it won't let these dudes escape; in fact the house will provide help to Abigail in order to kill them. You have to watch to believe. Ms. Abigail Leatherby seems to be wiser, and stronger than these dudes. Who will survive from this weird carnage? What's going on with the dead daughter of the owner? Follow the dudes and the dead dudes in this slasher film that starts with a terrible murder and ends a la Evil Dead.

DEAD DUDES IN THE HOUSE provies lots of slasher fun! it's your average slasher to watch on midnight. The movie contains gruesome murders, creepy settings, a creepy atmosphere, and an effective score. As a hard core horror fan I plenty recommend this movie to any horror fan. The body count is ok and maybe unexpected. I wonder why there wasn't a sequel to this hidden gem.


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