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Dead Dudes in the House (1989)

The Dead Come Home (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | October 1989 (USA)
Friends go inspect an old house. They find a grave of a woman in the front yard. One of them smashes the headstone and awakens her vengeance. The dead come alive and the living can't escape as the house locks down to keep them in, forever.

Director:

James Riffel (as J. Riffel)

Writer:

James Riffel (as J. Riffel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mark Zobian Mark Zobian ... Ron
Victor Verhaeghe ... Bob
Sarah Newhouse Sarah Newhouse ... Jamie
Douglas Gibson ... Mark / OldLady (as Douglas F. Gibson)
J.D. Cerna J.D. Cerna ... Steve (as John Dayton Cerna)
Naomi Kooker Naomi Kooker ... Linda
Eugene Sautner Eugene Sautner ... Joey
Rob Moretti ... S
James Griffith James Griffith ... Ricky
Leighann Belair Leighann Belair ... 1940s Girl
Albert Jaccoma Albert Jaccoma ... 1940s Dead Man (as Albert J. Wingate)
Darrell Gibson Darrell Gibson ... Old Lady Double
Bruce Spaulding Fuller ... Bob's Legs on Ground
Pam Lewis Pam Lewis ... Old Lady (voice)
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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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Where trespassing is a matter of life or death! See more »

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Horror

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Dudes in the House See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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

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Referenced in Dead Air (1999) See more »

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lame film on the screen
27 May 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Six friends plan to fix up an old house that one of them bought. But after one moron breaks the husband murdering previous owner's tombstone in half, she comes back to life and starts killing them. They in turn become zombies themselves. But they don't act like typical zombies in the least. Just the opposite some of them are positively chatty. Woulds like "low-budget" or "indy" or "can do spirit" does not translate into a good film. I don't care if someone spent all his money, or shed all his blood to make a film. If said film is a turd. I'll call it a turd. This isn't a total awful film, but it's damn near close to it.

My Grade: D-


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