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Death House (1988)

A renegade federal agent uses a new drug to create an army of unbeatable warriors.

Director:

John Saxon

Writers:

William Selby (screenplay), David S. Freeman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Cole ... Derek Keillor
Anthony Franciosa ... Vic Moretti
Dino Paskas Dino Paskas ... Jimmy
Dana Lis Mason Dana Lis Mason ... Genelle Davis (as Dana Lis)
Ron O'Neal ... Tom Boyle
Salvatore Richichi Salvatore Richichi ... Tony (as Sal Richichi)
Michael R. Long ... First Lazzada Gangster
Rickey Pardon Rickey Pardon ... Hector Morales (as Ricky Pardon)
Jim Golff Jim Golff ... Hector's Bodyguard
Joe Zimmerman ... 2nd Lazzada Gangster (as Joseph Zimmerman)
Carl A. Watson Carl A. Watson ... 3rd Lazzada Gangster
Daniel Kong Daniel Kong ... Viet Nam Soldier
Frank Marino Frank Marino ... Augie
Bill Brinsfield Bill Brinsfield ... John Lazzada
David Marriott David Marriott ... Lazzada Bodyguard
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A renegade federal agent uses a new drug to create an army of unbeatable warriors.

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No One Gets Out ... Alive See more »

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zombie Death House See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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According to John Saxon, he enthusiastically offered to direct the film if he agreed to also star in it after the initially hired director withdrew from the project at the last minute. Unfortunately, the producers imposed more car chases and gore than the script asked for and Saxon later admitted he did not really get the chance to make the film according to his own vision. See more »

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Why Watch this?
8 August 2006 | by jed-estesSee all my reviews

Why watch this? There is only one reason and that is for the greatness of John Saxon. I love his acting. My most favorite appearances by him are in Nightmare On Elm Street 1,3, and 7 as Nancy's father a cop, Black Christmas as a cop, and From Dusk Till Dawn again as a cop. When I was rummaging through my local mall video outlet I came across the film Zombie Death House and I quickly tossed it back but before moving on I noticed that John Saxon was not only an actor in this film but for the first time that I have ever heard of a director. This intrigued me (Also the cheap $9.00 price tag) and I and I had to have it. Upon coming home I realized that this film did not live up to Saxon's other work even his acting, which may have been muddled by the added pressures of directing. But it was not just him the other actors sucked too. It seemed as if they had all been pulled out of a recent porno shoot and told now guys you really have to act. The film even looks of 80's porn quality. I cannot in good faith recommend this film to casual viewers, but if you are an obsessed fan of the 80's who missed out on the culture that came from that era by being born to late, or a fan of crap films than this one is for. Also if you dig John Saxon as I do.


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