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The House by the Cemetery
Read the fine print. You may have just mortgaged your life.
A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.
A very strong entry in Lucio Fulci's zombie Quartet, It plays out almost as a slasher,and indeed add the haunted house subgenre into that as well. Overall Atmosphere was fantastic, coupled with quite abit of gore, This is not as action packed as say, The Beyond and City Of The Living Dead. A great slow burner, highely recomended!
Disappointing. Slow, muddled, poor dubbing. Not entirely sure what Fulci was thinking here. It's a shame as the last 15 minutes are fantastic. The basement scenes are terrifying. Why wait till the end to reveal a character as great as Dr Freudstien? The saddest part is that this was the start of Fulci's decline from which he would never recover.
Brilliant. Can't believe I've allowed this to pass me by for so long.
is it bad i really wanted BOB to get hurt?
It started quite creepy, but generally went for style over substance for most of the film. It was definitely focused more heavily on the visual, as opposed to how the film was put together. It just didn't flow very well. The tense music would start up as the "ghoul" would approach someone, then it would just cut out and focus on the mum putting shopping away or something, then cut back to the ghoul killing the woman with the tense music again. An interesting attempt to cross the mundane and the challenging, with subtle undertones of anti-commercialism and nonconformity, but it didn't quite work for me.
I wouldn't really recommend it unless you're a fan of Fulci's films in general.…
Not as good as I remembered, but still worth a watch for horror fans. What this film had going for it was an incredible atmosphere, some extremely gory kills, a super creepy villain, an outstanding last 10 minutes and a interesting yet creepy story that keeps you questioning it. What took away from this film was some unexplained plot holes such as characters acting in strange ways without explaination and there were some really boring parts due to how slow the beginning of the film moved. All in all, this was a fun horror film aslong as you have an open mind and appreciate slow burning, atmospheric horror films.
From one of the biggest names in Italian horror, The House by the Cemetery is the third film in the unofficial Gates of Hell trilogy by Lucio Fulci. This was a pretty good flick. The effects are pretty low budget, but it's all part of the charm; the music, the monsters, the over-the-top gore. Fulci isn't the greatest director, but he's got an audience and knows what they like.
A family moves into a old mansion and slowly uncovers it's dark past. All the while, people begin diappearing. By the time they realize what's happening it's too late and we find out what's in the basement.
I find Fulci's great at keeping a sense of dread and atmosphere in his…
The final film in Lucio Fulci's unofficial "Gates of Hell" trilogy is perhaps the director's strangest and most original film. Equal parts haunted house, ghost, giallo, and zombie flick it's a crazy film that could only come out of the Italian horror scene. It's as confusing as any Fulci film, utterly dull at points, and features one of the most annoying kids in movie history but it's just creepy enough to justify it's wild imperfections and warrant the attention of horror fans.
Lucio Fulci's THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY is one weird giallo film. It has all the trademarks of classic giallo; atmosphere, a chilling score, great gore, bad dubbing. Unfortunately, this one has less to it than most. A girl is psychically linked to a boy who's parents are moving to Boston for the father's research. You would think this would be a haunted house film based on the title but it's not. The film is more like a supernatural slasher. The gore effects are good and the music is quite excellent. The film seems to be lacking a coherence to the plot. While that can work and did work in Fulci's THE BEYOND, it doesn't work here. Instead of adding to a nightmarish quality like THE BEYOND had, this one just breeds confusion. Still if you are a fan of gore this one is pretty good albeit a bit slower paced than one would like as well.
Try watching it in Italian, it's a better experience and Bob is no longer annoying as hell.
Pretty good movie. The third Fulci movie I have seen and I like it. The mood is great. Definitely recommend it.
This is without a doubt the BEST horror film I have ever seen. It is just perfect in almost every way. It does everything that horror is supposed to do and it does it immaculately.
A more restrained film by Lucio Fulci and not quite as imaginative as some of its best, but nicely atmospheric still, with a few disgustingly gory deaths!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"Holy shit am I a nutbag." --what Fulci was saying with every film he made (in all caps and underlined in the case of CAT IN THE BRAIN)
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