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House of Lost Souls (1989)

La casa delle anime erranti (original title)
| Horror | TV Movie 1989
A group of people stay at a run down hotel, unknown to them the hotel has a dodgy past with the landlord.

Director:

Umberto Lenzi

Writers:

Umberto Lenzi (screenplay), Umberto Lenzi (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Alan Johnson Joseph Alan Johnson ... Kevin
Stefania Orsola Garello Stefania Orsola Garello ... Carla
Matteo Gazzolo Matteo Gazzolo ... Massimo
Laurentina Guidotti Laurentina Guidotti ... Mary
Gianluigi Fogacci Gianluigi Fogacci ... Guido
Hal Yamanouchi ... Buddhist Monk (as Yamaouchi Haruhiko)
Licia Colò Licia Colò ... Daria
Costantino Meloni Costantino Meloni ... Gianluca
Charles Borromel Charles Borromel ... Hotel Proprietor
Dino Jaksic Dino Jaksic ... Ghost Child (as Dino Iaksic)
Marina Reiner Marina Reiner ... Ghost
Beni Cardoso Beni Cardoso ... Ghost (as Benny Cardoso)
Fortunato Arena Fortunato Arena ... Ghost
Massimo Sarchielli ... Cemetery Caretaker
Fabio Branchini Fabio Branchini
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A group of people stay at a run down hotel, unknown to them the hotel has a dodgy past with the landlord.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1989 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

House of Lost Souls See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Fourth part of the series "Le case maledette" (Doomed Houses) also including The Sweet House of Horrors (1989), The House of Clocks (1989) and La casa del sortilegio (1989). See more »

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Follows The House of Clocks (1989) See more »

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Death by Washing Machine
20 April 2006 | by zeppo-2See all my reviews

It's the old dark house plot again with added gore. Foolish young people take shelter in in old house or in this case, hotel and all hell then breaks loose. Not one of the most original stories in the field of horror films and sadly there is nothing really new in this made for TV movie. Other than the only known case of death by washing machine that is!

Made in 1989 but looks even more dated than that, the jocks and bimbos in the American splatter films were pretty air-headed but they were always far worse and incredibly stupid in the European ones. Anyone with an ounce of sense would see what a 'con-damned' building this house was and run for the hills. These just wait around aimlessly to be picked off by the forces of evil.

The sound dubbing isn't very good either and somewhat annoying as none of the voices seem to be in tune with the actors. And the small child while I guess, is supposed to be cute is just a major pain in the backside. But then again, none of the cast are sympathetic and you don't really care what happens to them.

Thus it rattles onto a dull finale and disappointment. Like a lot of Spanish and Italian films in this genre, the horror effects happen for no rhyme or reason, just to try to elicit a scare. There has to be some bounds of credibility and logic in even the most dopey plots.

Only for really die hard fans of the director.


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