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The Shunned House (2003)

La casa sfuggita (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | Video 18 October 2003
Based on H P Lovecraft's tale, "The Shunned House," presents the stories of three people who all died within the confines of the dark and isolated chateau. Each story is taken from a ... See full summary »


Ivan Zuccon


H.P. Lovecraft (short stories), Enrico Saletti (screenwriter) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Giuseppe Lorusso Giuseppe Lorusso ... Alex
Federica Quaglieri Federica Quaglieri ... Rita
Emanuele Cerman ... Luigi Montella
Silvia Ferreri Silvia Ferreri ... Nora / Estelle Roulet
Michael Segal ... Marco Del Vespro
Cristiana Vaccaro Cristiana Vaccaro ... Carlotta Zann
Nicolò Viganelli Nicolò Viganelli ... Young Alex
Nicoletta Verri Nicoletta Verri ... Innkeeper - The 40's
Claudio Viganelli Claudio Viganelli ... Mr. Viganelli - Innkeeper, The 20's
Roberta Marrelli Roberta Marrelli ... Annabel
Cinzia Vaccari Cinzia Vaccari ... French girl
Stefania Andreotti Stefania Andreotti ... Rosa
Enrico Saletti Enrico Saletti ... Lodger
Micaela Antolini Micaela Antolini ... Killer girl
Roberta Romagnoli Roberta Romagnoli ... Girl


Based on H P Lovecraft's tale, "The Shunned House," presents the stories of three people who all died within the confines of the dark and isolated chateau. Each story is taken from a different period in time, yet they combine with one another to reveal the house's dark past to a journalist specialising in the paranormal and his sceptic girlfriend. Written by Ade Rowley

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h.p. lovecraft | See All (1) »


Where Evil Answers The Door. See more »




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Release Date:

18 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La casa olvidada See more »


Box Office


€35,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Studio Interzona See more »
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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character Alex is dressed as the protagonist of a famous Italian comic book. See more »


When Rita dies, you can see, on the table, the electric torch used to light the camp gas-lamp See more »


Luigi Montella: Who are you? Why are you talking to me?
Estelle: For the answers.
Luigi Montella: I can't give you any.
Estelle: You're such a fool, Signor Montella. I'm giving them to you.
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Spoofed in The Horror of H.P. Lovecraft (2006) See more »


Grey Clouds
Written by Franz Liszt
Performed by Giovanni Del Grappa
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The Shunned House: Why does every Lovecraft movie suck so very terribly?
7 September 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I love the literary work of Lovecraft, the man was the master of the macabre but every time someone makes a movie based on his works they have the habit of being really quite bad.

The Shunned House is the worst one yet, and that is really saying something.

Italian made (So they should really have known better) but every kind of amateurish. The writing is so poor I can confidently say I didn't entirely follow quite what in the blue hell was going on.

The story was baffling the delivery was cringe inducingly boring and as much as I looked I can confidently say the movie does not have one single redeeming feature.

I don't give 1 star very often, but this is so very very deserving.

The Good:

Not a sausage

The Bad:

Every square inch of the film

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

I can't take a character seriously if they're named Luigi

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