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House by the Cemetery
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House by the Cemetery

1981
Horror
1h 26m
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Avg Percentile 41.74% from 394 total ratings

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Rated 07 Apr 2012
72
72nd
The killer in the basement is a terrifying creature but I was fully rooting for him, so they failed somewhere along the sympathy line.
Rated 14 Apr 2017
50
21st
Please kill mini Lex Luger movie, please do it, end it , end it all. I hate you Bob.
Rated 22 Apr 2021
53
32nd
The most atrocious child dubbing I've heard in quite some time. Almost enough to make me turn off the film, honestly. You're telling me the mother couldn't open that hatch wider, but the kid could force his humongous fucking head through? I'm not buying it.
Rated 03 Oct 2008
71
60th
A bloody mess, sure, but a FUN bloody mess!
Rated 05 Jun 2014
59
33rd
There are definitely some good ideas here, particularly in the ambiguous role played by the children - this is hinted at throughout, and consolidated by the Henry James quote at the end. However, the whole film is a mish-mash of poorly-resolved plotting and whatever the aim of the film was is entirely unclear by the time it has ended. Some nice Fulci gore is on show, but this is nowhere near as shocking on the dubbing job on the young blond lad. It's a stinker, but is curiously compelling.
Rated 03 Oct 2022
70
46th
Not my favorite Fulci, but certainly a enjoyable and goopy romp down in the basement. A dream-like plot highlighted by everyone yelling for Bob.
Rated 03 May 2020
55
35th
There's a lot of different ideas premeating through House by the Cemetery, and while that seems like it should be a major slight against it (note: it is), they're all done fairly well. The haunted house, slasher, and zombie aspects are all very well done, on top of really good gore effects and a fun, creepy atmosphere. There's definitely still a lot to be desired here, with all the movie tries to do, but for the most part, it contains some pretty good execution.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
31st
I hate Bob
Rated 03 Jul 2015
70
48th
Pretty nasty and oppressive even by Fulci's standards. Manages to avoid some of the more offensive qualities of his work while still delivering many shockingly tense scenes and an abundance of gore. Atmosphere is nice and dreamy at times and the story almost works well on some weird surreal level although it's undoubtably a nonsensical mess that takes forever to get going. Acting is unsurprisingly terrible but at least the dubbing is hilarious. Ania Pieroni's eyes always put a spell on me.
Rated 29 Dec 2009
75
74th
Nothing in this film makes any sense, but I still like it.
Rated 06 Oct 2022
60
35th
If you go into a Fulci film expecting things like pacing, or a coherent plot, you are in for a bad time. But damn, those are some good gore effects.
Rated 17 Oct 2013
6
34th
Like most of Fulci's films, it starts strong, heads to dullsville in the middle, and then has a memorably fucked up ending.
Rated 21 Dec 2008
70
50th
Another delirious Fulci fever dream, most notable for featuring one of the most ghoulish and unforgettable zombies in film history. Also worth noting that Catriona MacColl somehow turns in a worse acting performance here than in The Beyond, which is just mind-bending.
Rated 14 Dec 2008
65
19th
haha, not a good fulci film, mostly because the kid in the movie was annoying as hell, still it's worth a look.
Rated 27 Oct 2013
60
15th
Did I dream this? No seriously, I'm not sure since I caught this as the fifth film in an all night horror marathon. It's entertaining but its edited like someone threw a jigsaw puzzle against the wall.
Rated 18 Jun 2008
82
81st
Another tasty nightmare vision from the great Fulci. Disturbing and strange as likely to offend because of it's graphic gore as for it's lack of coherence.
Rated 26 Apr 2008
80
76th
A messy, moody and delicious film.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
40th
Some visceral gore effects highlight an otherwise typical "psycho killer in the house" slasher feature.
Rated 02 Jan 2015
50
0th
Lucio Fulci #4
Rated 06 Nov 2012
58
30th
As much as I wanted to like this, it just couldn't pull its weight
Rated 26 Nov 2008
6
55th
Gotta love that dear dr. Freudstein!
Rated 01 Sep 2016
65
60th
Fulci's style is unique insofar as it seems to be primarily defined by a comedy of 'errors' frequently repeated. No doubt he was a trash peddler, but he was the well dressed hobo that robbed bins in affluent neighbourhoods. In short, he made stylish junk, and House By The Cemetary is a 'bad film' in the conventional sense, unmistakably--awful dialogue, crap acting, questionable plotting and editing and general incoherence--but it's beautifully framed and atmospherically gripping.
Rated 13 Sep 2020
55
30th
Nothing unusual. Another dumb, disgusting Fulci movie.
Rated 03 Jul 2011
46
6th
Fulci closes his trilogy of unrelated movies with the worst of the bunch, the supernatural aspect here is negligible, and that was a real winning idea for him in the past (at least in theory). The plot here actually makes sense relative to the previous two, but the gore took a step down to an uninspired necessity, which is a sad fact considering the only things that kept the past two above the bottom of the bottom is (arguable) decent gore. You dropped the ball, Fulci, not that you ever had it.
Rated 24 Aug 2013
1
20th
Had an interesting atmosphere but unbearable dubbing, may try again sometime.
Rated 02 Oct 2018
93
79th
Bob is the real MVP of this film. The best entry from the Gates of Hell trilogy.
Rated 23 Oct 2019
62
23rd
Fulci knows how to direct horror and some of the individual horror sequences are superbly tense. But the writing is so horrible with so much inconsistencies and stupidities, even Fulci directing can't make up for that completely.
Rated 18 Jan 2018
60
21st
By far the weakest of the trilogy. It's not bad, but it's a tad slow, and this kind of story has been done to death since. Whoever dubbed the kid should be permanenty blacklisted from the industry.
Rated 29 May 2015
56
16th
56.000
Rated 19 Oct 2022
85
92nd
Meat, bones, blood. Gotta love how brutally precise it is, from the pastoral external shots to the enigmatic close-ups, not to mention the extreme gore material. Just a story about a family slowly being eaten by an entity from hell. Just that. A domestic apocalypse that unfolds beautifully through bodies and heads falling down the stairs, bodies violently being punished for just being alive.
Rated 30 Jul 2012
80
28th
Mukemmel bir son - yazi twist.
Rated 25 Jun 2018
72
38th
Fulci's cinema is one of basements and cobwebs and sharp knives used when they shouldn't be.
Rated 17 Aug 2018
90
95th
wow! at the start i had no interest in the film's mythology but as everything came together piece by piece, my curiosity grew. then it hits with that super intense climax and i can't get the haunting ending shot of the house out of my head now. damn!!!
Rated 01 Jun 2020
65
45th
About on par with The Beyond & still a step down from City of the Living Dead, this closes out the Gates of Hell trilogy with more of a sigh than a bang. Catriona MacColl returns yet again in another different lead role, & does a good job at making the character feel different from her previous two. As for the plot, it's sadly very lackluster, with telegraphed twists & dull characters. Seeming to actively get less interesting as it goes, it's only worth seeing for diehard genre fans.
Rated 06 Jan 2024
30
10th
I can't recall the last time I saw a movie this deficiently directed. Even taking into account the quirks of Italian filmmaking, this is just painful to watch. The bad panning, wrong framing, and unwise angles are all a lesson in how not to shoot a film. Which is a pity because the story isn't bad. The voice looping is also deficient; sure it's normal for Italian films to redub, but not this poorly. The timing, intonation, use of a woman for the boy's voice...it's continuously distracting.
Rated 05 Nov 2011
30
14th
I'd rather not, thank you.
Rated 01 Nov 2023
69
51st
Bob's (I think his name was Bob) voice won't be forgotten easily.
Rated 25 Jun 2016
65
53rd
it's tough to put the allure of fulci movies into words, because they're obviously crappy and inconherent most of the time. still there's this weird feeling that it's totally legit to watch them and enjoy yourself doing so.
Rated 17 Jun 2017
40
23rd
Boriiing.
Rated 05 Sep 2008
56
59th
okay movie
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
29th
Ridiculous, nonsensical psuedo-zombie flick from pastaland. endearing, though...Freudstein is great!
Rated 29 Aug 2011
46
21st
doesn't make sense, full of random spooky stuff, gory scenes. by the book fulci film.
Rated 16 May 2021
60
34th
As a New Englander, I could not suspend my disbelief without seeing at least 3 Dunkin Donuts.

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