The House by the Cemetery [DVD] [1981]

  • SKU: 19408423
  • Release Date: 10/25/2011
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • Meet the Boyles - Interview with stars Catriona MacColl and Paolo Malco
    • Children of the Night - Interview with stars Giovanni Frezza and Silvia Collatina
    • Tales of Laura Gittleson - Interview with star Dagmar Lassander
    • My Time with Terror - Interview with star Carlo De Mejo
    • Deleted scenes
    • Theatrical trailers
    • TV spot
    • Poster & still gallery

    Synopsis


    The House by the Cemetery
    This cult horror film from director Lucio Fulci lurches along with a certain amount of disjunction due to cutting, perhaps, if not to an innate Fulci disposition. When the Boyle family temporarily moves into a mansion near Boston so the father can do some research, the son Bob (Giovanni Frezza) starts seeing the ghost of a young girl motioning to him, and eventually he discovers the basement's terrible secret. A certain Dr. Freudstein (Giovanni de Nari) has been hanging out there since 1879 when he was banned from the medical profession, and he has kept himself alive although in miserable physical shape, by murdering the various inhabitants of the house and using their cells to keep his body going. An oversize bat attacks the father, floors come apart and crush unsuspecting victims, and at one point little Bob's blond head is held to the basement door by the evil doctor while the father is wildly swinging his axe through the door to save his son. Scenes like these and others are the real objective of the movie -- the strange and irresolute ending, and leaps and gaps in the plot, are indications that all else is dispensible pretext - gore is the goal and it is delivered in sickening doses. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Catriona MacColl
      Catriona MacColl - Lucy Boyle
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      Paolo Malco - Norman Boyle
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      Anja Pieroni - Ann
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      Silvia Collatina
    • Dagmar Lassander
      Dagmar Lassander - Mrs. Gittleson



    Customer rating

    4.3
    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Great Spooky Movie

      Posted
      CastingEve
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      This movie is very simple, ghost warns child who's family is about to move into a new house not to, bad things happen. What happens? Of course the family moves into this house out in the middle of nowhere land. Mind you this is before cell phones. Husband is never home, work, work, work. Wife and mom is home to care for the son and weird happenings. Turns out something is in the house and has been there for decades. Surviving off the living. Won't tell you how, why or what it is. But I will tell you, I think the death scenes are just perfect. Not over done at all. Really. Ok, they are but that's why we love Lucio Fulci. I also have to say, I really like the way they show the death of the child in the movie. It was very playful and tasteful and made a killer ending. Oops, spoiled it. You still don't know the main killer-who-why-how! A MUST SEE FILM!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Fulci film!

      Posted
      Elephant

      This is one of my favorite Fulci films. The plot is about a kid whose family is moving to a new town. He keeps getting disturbing visions, from a little girl that lives in the town, telling him not to come there. Of course the boy and his family move to the new town. I don't want to give anything away, so I'm not going to continue with the plot line. Fulci did a seriously good job with this film. It has an awesome soundtrack, great gore scenes, nice twists and turns, and really gives you that classic horror vibe.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fulci scares with this one

      Posted
      Andyman1978
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Lucio Fulci puts out another good film with The House By The Cemetery. Plenty of gore and interesting moments and definitely worth seeing for Fulci fans.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Creepy old movie

      Posted
      Blueoktober
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This movie was made during the 80s Slasher/Low budget craze and you can tell. But it has good atmosphere and some cool kills.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      remind me of the 80'

      Posted
      goudie
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      nice old italien horror movie from the 80' miss the good movies from then

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Lucio Fulci!!!

      Posted
      Rogue
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      Great 70's style horror movie. It's not the best in the world but its awesome!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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