Monday, June 22, 2009

House By The Cemetery (1981) aka Quella Villa Accanto Al Ci Mitero aka The House Outside the Cemetery aka Zombie Hell House

3.5 / 5 Jun '09
Directed by: Lucio Fulci
Written by: Lucio Fulci, Elisa Briganti
Actors include: Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni
Genre: Horror
Length: 87 minutes
Banned: UK/West Germany
Country: Italy

So this is the third part of a series from Fulci which begins with "City of the Living Dead" then goes to "The Beyond" and then now this one. Unfortunately this is the weakest in the set as there aren't nearly as many unforgettable scenes nor is the story as fascinating as the other two. Still it's sure to please with plenty of cheap gore effects and strange characters. The story revolves around a couple that moves into a to the cemetery of course! For this reason some Amityville style haunting stuff happens (only more extreme)! The dubbing on this one was particularly bad, but it's more of a funny film than a scary one so it really doesn't detract too much. Something Fulci fans will need to see but not something to rush out and grab for newcomers though I should mention that you can see any of the three without having seen the others first. It could have been more but it's certainly good enough for me!

Availability:  On DVD

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