Thursday, April 30, 2009

Don't Go In The House (1980)

5 / 5 Apr '09
Tagline: ...Threshold into terror.
Directed by: Joseph Ellison
Written by: Joseph Ellison, Ellen Hammill
Actors include: Dan Grimaldi, Robert Osth, Ruth Dardick
Genre: Horror
Length: 82 minutes
Banned: Finland, Iceland
Country: USA

Review: Holy crap, I've seen many video nasties, but this is one in a class by itself. It's brutal and demented to the core and anything but easy to watch. It actually made me feel uncomfortable and shrouded the room in doom, but heck I'm glad there are a few movies out there like this one. It's about an insane young man who was burned as a child for punishment. As an adult he goes around stalking women and ultimately hanging them in a special room and burning them to death with a blowtorch. Seriously this is graphic, gross, surprising and even scary as the burnt up ladies all still hang out in the murders house and torment his mind. It all started when Mama finally kicked the bucket so he gave her a burn job and he went nuts from there. It's just so mean spirited and serious, it actually feels like you are peering in the life of a psychopath (and yes it does have a lot in common with "Psycho"). If you are looking for something seriously dark this should please any horror fan that is not easily warped. I thought it was amazingly impressive, just it left me feeling a bit shocked and numb throughout!

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