IMDb > Don't Go in the House (1979)
Don't Go in the House
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Don't Go in the House (1979) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 46 | slideshow)


User Rating:
5.7/10   2,848 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 14% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Joe Masefield (story)
Joseph Ellison (screenplay) ...
View company contact information for Don't Go in the House on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
28 March 1980 (USA) See more »
If you do...then don't say we didn't warn you. See more »
A disturbed young man who was burned as a child by his sadistic mother stalks women with a flamethrower. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Dan Grimaldi ... Donny Kohler

Charles Bonet ... Ben (as Charlie Bonet)
Bill Ricci ... Vito

Robert Carnegie ... Bobby Tuttle (as Robert Osth)
Dennis M. Hunter ... Worker
John Hedberg ... Worker
Ruth Dardick ... Mrs. Kohler

Johanna Brushay ... Kathy Jordan

Darcy Shean ... Girl in Car
Mary Ann Chinn ... Woman in Street (as Mary Ann Chin)
Lois Verkruepse ... Woman with Kids
Susan Smith ... Girl in Market
Jim Donnegan ... Clerk
Claudia Folts ... Body #1
Denise Woods ... Body #2
Pat Williams ... Body #3
Colin Mclnness ... Little Donny

Ralph D. Bowman ... Father Gerritty
Joey Peschl ... Bobby's Son
Connie Oaks ... Bobby's Daughter

David McComb ... Salesman
Jean Manning ... Girl in Store
Ken Kelsch ... Man in Store
Tom Brumberger ... Alfred
Nikki Kollins ... Farrah
Kim Roberts ... Karen
Louise Grimaldi ... Barbara
Commander Johnny G. ... Himself
Gloria Szymkovicz ... Sylvia
David Brody ... Tony

O'Mara Leary ... Suzanne
Gail Turner ... Patty
Chris Isidori ... Michael (as Christian Isidore)
Eileen Dunn ... Michael's Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ellen Hammill ... Bobby Tuttle's Wife (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Ellison 
Writing credits
Joe Masefield (story) (as Joseph R. Masefield)

Joseph Ellison (screenplay) &
Ellen Hammill (screenplay) &
Joe Masefield (screenplay) (as Joseph R. Masefield)

Produced by
Ellen Hammill .... producer
Matthew Mallinson .... associate producer
Edward L. Montoro .... executive producer
Dennis Stephenson .... associate producer
Original Music by
Richard Einhorn 
Cinematography by
Oliver Wood (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jane Kurson 
Art Direction by
Sarah Wood 
Costume Design by
Sharon Lynch 
Makeup Department
Tom Brumberger .... special effects makeup
Maryann Guar .... hair stylist
Maryann Guar .... makeup artist
Tamara Hirschel .... assistant hair stylist
Tamara Hirschel .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Christian Alexander Morán .... post-production manager (restored version) (as Christian Alexander Moran)
Diane Sancetta .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Monica Lange .... assistant director
Art Department
Richard DeStefano .... set constructor
Uzi Parnes .... set constructor
Bob Wiederhorn .... set constructor
Peter Zsiba .... set designer
Sound Department
Lou Kleinman .... second sound editor
James Y. Kwei .... sound mixer (as Jimmy Kwei)
Skip Lievsay .... sound editor (as John Lievsay)
Emil Neroda .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Peter Kunz .... special effects coordinator
Matt Vogel .... special effects
Charles Bonet .... stunts (as Charlie Bonet)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Brecker .... second assistant camera
Jeff Etcher .... second electrics
Arthur Gardner .... assistant camera
George Giangrande .... gaffer
Ken Kelsch .... first electrics
Richard Mauro .... best boy
Jeffrey Sudzin .... key grip (as Jeff Sudzin)
Bob Zimmerman .... third electrics
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marlene Edelstein .... assistant costumes
Editorial Department
James Y. Kwei .... first assistant editor (as Jimmy Kwei)
Stanley Warnow .... post-production consultant (as Stan Warnow)
Other crew
Hallie Aaron .... script supervisor
Jonathan Alexander .... production assistant
Tony Barone .... production assistant
Michael Bates .... production assistant
Ginny Branca .... caterer
Jae Carter .... production assistant
Vincent Giordano .... production assistant
David L. Hoffman .... titles
Darryl E. Holmes .... production assistant
Kim Martin .... production assistant
Randi Melman .... production assistant
Matthew Polansky .... production assistant
Harris Savides .... production assistant (as Harry Savides)
Barry Shapiro .... production assistant
Vilma Straino .... production assistant
Angela Tucci .... caterer
Tony Tucci .... caterer
Isabelle Verdini .... production assistant
Mary Ann Chinn .... special thanks (as Mary Ann Chin)
Phyllis Craig .... special thanks
Dick Di Bona .... special thanks (as Dick DiBona)
Nancy Fraioli .... special thanks
Jim Glass .... special thanks
Mark Goldberg .... special thanks
John Gray .... special thanks
Len Greiner .... special thanks
Scott Hello .... special thanks
Nap Holmes .... special thanks
Penny Kunz .... special thanks
Y.C. Kwei .... special thanks
Larry Neroda .... special thanks
Simon Nuchtern .... special thanks
Beriau Picard .... special thanks
Keith Robinson .... special thanks
Lou Salvatore .... special thanks
William Seef .... special thanks

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Не заходи в дом" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"A Casa do Terror" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"As Chamas do Inferno" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"As Chamas do Inferno - O Corredor do Terror" - Brazil (alternative title)
"Das Haus der lebenden Leichen" - West Germany
"El maniático" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"Eve girme" - Turkey (Turkish title) (imdb display title)
"La casa del terror" - Spain
"Maniac 2: Non andare in casa" - Italy (bootleg title)
"Nie chodz do tego domu" - Poland
"No entres a la casa" - Mexico (subtitle)
"Op de Drempel van de Gruwel" - Belgium (imdb display title)
"Pyromaniac" - France
See more »
82 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Finland:K-18 (2007) (self applied) | Finland:(Banned) (1983) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Iceland:(Banned) | Norway:18 (video rating) | UK:18 (cut) | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R (certificate #25928) | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Director Joseph Ellison owned the pick-up truck Dan Grimaldi drives in the film.See more »
Plot holes: There is no doorknob on the inside of the steel paneled room. As such, Donny would not have been able to get out of the steel room once the door latched closed.See more »
Donny Kohler:[Donnie speaks to the 3 burned corpses of his victims] Fine all the thanks i get.
Donny Kohler:I bring you into my home, i give you love and shelter.
Donny Kohler:[Screams] Better than any of you ever had.
Donny Kohler:You turn on me.
Donny Kohler:I still let you stay.
Donny Kohler:Well... no more.
Body #1:[the corpses start to talk back] We hate you Donny.
Donny Kohler:What...
Body #2:We hate you.
Body #3:We always hated you.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Late Night SurrenderSee more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Reazione a catena La tarantola dal ventre nero Il gatto a nove code Cosa avete fatto a Solange? L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Horror section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.