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Lucio Fulci (screenplay)
Elisa Briganti (story)
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Release Date:
1 June 1984 (USA) See more »
A New England home is terrorized by a series of murders, unbeknownst to the guests that a gruesome secret is hiding in the basement. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Middle-of-the-road Fulci See more (156 total) »


  (in credits order)

Catriona MacColl ... Lucy Boyle (as Katherine MacColl)
Paolo Malco ... Dr. Norman Boyle

Ania Pieroni ... Ann, the Babysitter
Giovanni Frezza ... Bob Boyle

Silvia Collatina ... Mae Freudstein

Dagmar Lassander ... Laura Gittleson

Giovanni De Nava ... Dr. Freudstein

Daniela Doria ... First Female Victim
Gianpaolo Saccarola ... Daniel Douglas
Carlo De Mejo ... Mr. Wheatley
Kenneth A. Olsen ... Harold (as John Olson)
Elmer Johnsson ... Cemetery Caretaker
Ranieri Ferrara ... Victim
Teresa Rossi Passante ... Mary Freudstein
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Laura Gittleson (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Lucio Fulci ... Professor Muller (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Professor Muller (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Mr. Wheatley (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gregory Snegoff ... Daniel Douglas (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Lyle Stetler ... Bob Boyle (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Dr. Norman Boyle (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucio Fulci 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elisa Briganti  story (as Elisa Livia Briganti)
Lucio Fulci  screenplay
H.P. Lovecraft  inspiration (uncredited)
Giorgio Mariuzzo  screenplay
Dardano Sacchetti  screenplay

Produced by
Fabrizio De Angelis .... producer
Original Music by
Walter Rizzati 
Cinematography by
Sergio Salvati (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
Production Design by
Massimo Lentini 
Costume Design by
Massimo Lentini 
Makeup Department
Maria Pia Crapanzano .... hair stylist
Giannetto De Rossi .... makeup artist
Giannetto De Rossi .... special makeup effects artist
Antonio Maltempo .... assistant makeup artist
Maurizio Trani .... makeup artist
Maurizio Trani .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Fabrizio De Martino .... assistant unit manager
Fabrizio De Martino .... unit manager
Paolo Gargano .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Giandalia .... assistant director
Art Department
Mariangela Capuano .... set dresser
Rodolfo Ruzza .... property master
Sound Department
Ugo Celani .... sound engineer
Gianni D'Amico .... sound mixer (as Gianni Amico)
Eros Giustini .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Giannetto De Rossi .... special effects (as Gino De Rossi)
Nazzareno Cardinali .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Benetti .... still photographer
Franco Bruni .... camera operator
Alfredo Fedeli .... chief electrician
Maurizio Lucchini .... assistant camera
Giacomo Tomaselli .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claudia D'Obici .... assistant costumes
Bertilla Silvestrini .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Pietro Tomassi .... assistant editor
Luciano Vittori .... color consultant
Music Department
Alexander Blonksteiner .... composer: additional music
Walter Rizzati .... conductor
Other crew
Pino Colizzi .... dubbing director
Alfredo D'Angelo .... curtains (as D'Angelo)
Armando Pace .... cutting room assistant
Daniela Puccini .... continuity
Guglielmo Smeraldi .... production secretary
Otello Tomassini .... paymaster
Daniela Tonti .... continuity

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The House by the Cemetery" - International (English title) (imdb display title), USA (imdb display title)
"Revenge of the New York Ripper" - South Africa (English title) (video title)
"The House Outside the Cemetery" -
"Zombie Hell House" - USA
"A Casa do Cemitério" - Brazil (video title), Portugal (imdb display title)
"La casa cercana al cementerio" - Argentina, Uruguay (video box title)
"La maison près du cimetière" - Canada (French title), France
"Η στοιχειωμένη βίλα" - Greece
"Дом на краю кладбища" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Къща край гробищата" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"A Casa dos Mortos Vivos" - Brazil
"A temetőre épült ház" - Hungary
"Aquella casa al lado del cementerio" - Spain
"Aquella casa junto al cementerio" - Spain (DVD title)
"Das Haus an der Friedhofmauer" - Germany (DVD title)
"Das Haus an der Friedhofsmauer" - West Germany
"Dom przy cmentarzu" - Poland (imdb display title)
"Enoikiazetai stoiheiomeni villa dipla sto nekrotafeio" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Het huis bij het kerkhof" - Netherlands (informal literal title)
"House by the Cemetery" - Netherlands (DVD box title)
"Huset på kyrkogården" - Sweden
"I stoiheiomeni villa" - Greece (video title)
"Khaneye Kenare Ghabrestan" - Iran (Persian title) (imdb display title)
"La casa al lado del cementerio" - Mexico (DVD box title)
"La casa cerca al cementerio" - Peru (imdb display title)
"La mansión cerca del cementerio" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"Slagtehuset ved kirkegården" - Denmark
"The House by the Cemetery" - Norway (imdb display title)
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86 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | France:16 | Germany:18 (DVD) (uncut) | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (DVD rating) | Mexico:B-15 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:(Banned) (video rating) | Portugal:M/18 | South Korea:18 (2017) | Spain:18 | Sweden:18 (video rating) | UK:X (original rating: 1981) (cut) | UK:18 (uncut) (re-rating) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1988) (heavily cut) (re-rating) (2001) (cut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-1988) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (cut) (VHS) | West Germany:18 (uncut) (theatrical)

Did You Know?

Paolo Malco kept one of of the mechanical bats that was used in the sequence in which a bat bites his hand.See more »
Continuity: When Laura Gittleson, the real estate agent, is killed by Dr Freudstein, we see her body lying on the floor with her eyes closed and her mouth open. A few moments later, Freudstein drags her into the basement and her eyes are now open, but her mouth is closed. When she is hanging in the basement near the end of the film, her eyes and mouth are both open.See more »
[last lines]
Mary Freudstein:Mae, time to go home and remember your manners. Now that Bob is staying with us, be sure to treat him like a Freudstein. For other guests are surely destined to drop in.
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What are the differences censored British Versions and the Original Uncensored Version?
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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Middle-of-the-road Fulci, 14 December 2003
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

In some ways, you get a sense Fulci was trying hard to make this more "respectable" than some of his other movies. The camerawork is careful, creating atmosphere as well as a sense of polish. The makeup and gore effects (except for the ridiculous bat scene) are also well-crafted, and the Dr. Freudstein character is fairly creepy to see. Also, there are fewer splatter scenes, and they come more out of the story than any gratuitous attempts to add gore. However, the story (which has shades of THE SHINING) is pretty slow-moving, so after a while you wish Fulci *would* throw in some gratuitous splatter! And like many of Fulci's other movies, a lot of things are simply not explained. (I will admit I got a good laugh at the sudden burst of "explanation" by one character at the end, which comes out of nowhere!) Quite frankly, viewers who have heard about Fulci but not seen any of his other movies will be wondering at the end of the movie why he's received so much fuss. So only for Fulci fans, or people with more than a passing interest in Italian horror movies.

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