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Shock (1977)

Schock (original title)
A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.

Directors:

Mario Bava, Lamberto Bava (uncredited)

Writers:

Lamberto Bava (story and screenplay), Gianfranco Barberi (story and screenplay) (as Francesco Barbieri) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Daria Nicolodi ... Dora Baldini
John Steiner ... Bruno Baldini
David Colin Jr. David Colin Jr. ... Marco
Ivan Rassimov ... Dr. Aldo Spidini
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Storyline

Dora Baldini, her husband Bruno Baldini and her son Marco move to a huge house that belongs to her. Dora lived in this house with Marco and her former husband, who was drug addicted and committed suicide. The house is empty since them and Bruno, who is a pilot, has decided to move to the place claiming it is close to the airport. Soon Marco is possessed by the ghost of his father and Dora is haunted by the house. She tells to Bruno that they need to leave the house and she is afraid of her son, but he believes Dora relapsed since she had a breakdown when he husband died. Why the vengeful spirit is seeking revenge? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A new look at the face of evil. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

12 August 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Shock See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Laser Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was released in the USA as "Beyond the Door II", although it has no connection with "Beyond the Door" (1974). See more »

Goofs

A black cord is visible pulling a wooden object toward Dora. See more »

Quotes

Marco: Why doesn't my real daddy ever come back to see me?
Dora Baldini: Look, Marco, you're old enough now to understand, I think. You know your father was a man who liked to travel a great deal. He loved airplanes, ships, sailboats - and he loved to visit faraway places.
Dora Baldini: [continues] Well, one day he went on one of his voyages and never came back... Your daddy is dead, Marco.
Marco: What is death, mama?
Dora Baldini: Death is like going on a trip, darling, only one doesn't come back. One goes away forever. But we'll keep daddy alive ...
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Alternate Versions

Some earlier releases on the Media label shorten the role of Ivan Rassimov (the psychologist). The Anchor Bay and Hollywood DVD releases are complete and uncut. See more »

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Referenced in Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre (2002) See more »

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watch for the images, not the plot
16 June 2004 | by Jonny_NumbSee all my reviews

Mario Bava's final film proved that his one true strength was surreal, nightmarish imagery (when that kid runs up to Daria Nicolodi...), and though I've found most of his body of work to be overrated and dull, I was able to tolerate, even enjoy "Shock" (though it does become talky and drawn-out); the presence of Nicolodi ("Deep Red," "Tenebre") as a mentally unbalanced mother adjusting to her family's new (and haunted) house, offers up enough paranoia and sex appeal to make the final act as suspenseful as the workings of a bad dream. Shades of this film can also be seen in Lucio Fulci's "House by the Cemetery" (another good exercise in Italian horror).


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