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Death House (1988)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 December 1988 (USA)
A renegade federal agent uses a new drug to create an army of unbeatable warriors.


John Saxon


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

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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 ... Lazzada Bodyguard


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

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

1 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zombie Death House See more »


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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Feature directorial debut for actor John Saxon. See more »


Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013) See more »

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Lame - NOT a zombie a movie!
15 February 2011 | by davidlb07See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that I'm a huge fan of fun, bad cheezy movies, and I'm a HUGE fan of zombie movies. This movie was neither fun or a zombie movie. "Zombie Death House" is a completely inaccurate name. This is definitely NOT a zombie movie. It's a really bad mob/CIA/Vietnam movie, but zombies don't even show until about 40min in, no gore until about 45min, and even then it's over quick. At the start we have a bit of TnA, there' some weak Mafia undertones, we have a VERY weak Vietnam veteran flashback type of thing, and it takes place in a prison. This is REALLY a bad movie. There's a bit of homosexual "I was a Mafia big-shot, but I'm in prison so I'm gay now, and this guy is my lover and he can't die" nonsense; I'm not homophobic at all, but this is just stupid. Out of no-where, there's our "hero" trying to figure out who has the zombie virus, and this is like the first time that ANY type of virus has entered the story. By far, this is one of the WORST FILMS EVER! If it had not been labeled as a zombie movie, the movie would still be REALLY bad, but not THIS bad. This is NOT a zombie movie, it's NOT even a bad prison movie, it's NOT a bad mafia movie... it is just a really bad movie. Oh - right near the end, a kid shows up on a skateboard that we've never seen before and he goes skating thru the scene, and suddenly he's there and he's presented like we're supposed to care about him.. lame. Avoid this movie - even if it's free, AVOID IT!!! It is a study in bad movie making.

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