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The House of Witchcraft (1989)

La casa del sortilegio (original title)
A man has dreams of a house and a witch, his girlfriend suggests a break and and head for her family home unbeknown to him the house is the same as in his dreams.

Director:

Umberto Lenzi

Writers:

Gianfranco Clerici (story), Umberto Lenzi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Andy J. Forest Andy J. Forest ... Luke Palmer
Sonia Petrovna ... Martha Palmer
Susanna Martinková ... Dr. Elsa Palmer
Marina Giulia Cavalli Marina Giulia Cavalli ... Sharon Mason
Paul Muller ... Andrew Mason
Maria Stella Musy Maria Stella Musy ... Debra Palmer
Alberto Frasca Alberto Frasca ... Steven
Maria Cumani Quasimodo ... Witch (as Maria Clementina Cumani Qusaimodo)
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A man has dreams of a house and a witch, his girlfriend suggests a break and and head for her family home unbeknown to him the house is the same as in his dreams.

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Trivia

Third part of the series "Le case maledette" (Doomed Houses) also including The Sweet House of Horrors (1989), The House of Clocks (1989) and House of Lost Souls (1989). See more »

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Followed by House of Lost Souls (1989) See more »

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Fun turkey to watch with clumsy dialogue
1 October 2013 | by ernestiSee all my reviews

The director Umberto Lenzi sure was fixated about severed heads and used them over and over again in his two TV-movies "The house of lost souls" and "The house of witchcraft". Doing the same thing doesn't do any favors for this film, it's just a fun turkey to watch with clumsy dialogue.

In these two Lenzi films they have people running around and about way too much but there's less of it in this film.

In all its cookiness this film isn't too bad either. It's more like a slasher with a touch of giallo genre but even for a giallo it's executed in a too straightforward way making the plot rather obvious and leaving very little mystery. In a way it's very American kind of film and that's not a good thing at all in my opinion.

Lenzi has done so many better films upon his career than his later works but still this film has got lots of positive things. Visuals, sets and cinematography are all very good for a TV-movie and upon all it didn't seem like the makers had taken it too seriously. They knew exactly what they were doing.

All in all this is better than "House of lost souls" and way better than "Sweet house of horrors". Fulci's "House of Clocks" however is the best of all these four TV-movies.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1989 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

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Dania Film, Reteitalia See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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