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This House Possessed (1981)

After having a nervous breakdown, a rock singer has to spend some time in hospital. A private nurse is hired, and with her he buys a new house, a fantastic house in the country. The nurse, ... See full summary »

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William Wiard

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David Levinson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Parker Stevenson ... Gary Straihorn
Lisa Eilbacher ... Sheila Moore
Joan Bennett ... Rag Lady
Slim Pickens ... Arthur Keene
Shelley Smith ... Tanya
Bill Morey Bill Morey ... Robbins
Jan Shutan Jan Shutan ... Helen
David Paymer ... Pasternak
Jack Garner Jack Garner ... Feeney
K Callan ... Lucille
Barry Corbin ... Lieutenant Fletcher
John Dukakis ... Donny
Amanda Wyss ... Holly (as Mandy Wyss)
Ivy Bethune Ivy Bethune ... Martha
Philip Baker Hall ... Clerk (as Phillip Baker Hall)
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Storyline

After having a nervous breakdown, a rock singer has to spend some time in hospital. A private nurse is hired, and with her he buys a new house, a fantastic house in the country. The nurse, Sheila, can't remember the first years of her life, but this house seems strangely familiar to her. Also, there is this strange old woman who claims that Sheila's real name is Margaret. People who cause Sheila pain or who try to tell her the real story of what happened in this house, they die in strange ways: Tanya, the girlfriend of the singer, and the Library woman who wants to give her some newspaper articles. Can Sheila find out the truth behind all this and can she escape the house that possessed once and wants to possess once more? Written by Lukas Fichtinger <lfichtin@htlbraunau.asn-linz.ac.at>

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There is no escape! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Haus der tausend Augen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At one point the monitors in the house show childhood pictures of Lisa Eilbacher (representing Margaret who lived there as a child). See more »

Goofs

Gary and his nurse Shelia break out of the house. Right before the hose entangles Gary, the gate slams shut, and the wheels aren't lined up, but in other shots they are. See more »

Quotes

Rag Lady: This house loves you, and it will never let you go.
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Connections

References Peeping Tom (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Sensitive You're Not
Written by Billy Goldenberg & Carol Connors
Performed by Parker Stevenson
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Great! I'm just desperate for a DVD/Soundtrack (*gasp*) release!
3 June 2002 | by zoltanc666See all my reviews

A haunted house where the haunting manifests most of the time through the computer that controls nearly every part of the house... fascinating. Yet the haunting is so powerful it can kill/watch/manipulate people miles away, and it seems the force inside the house has feelings, since it's main aim is to bring the person it loves into it's power. The script of this movie is highly original and most of the scenes are really great - the "bloody shower" scene or the very atmospheric scenes at the beginning, when the house watches the people through some monitors at night...just sitting there and waiting... - this movie really gets in your mind and stays there. Throw in a very good performance by the female leads and a convincing performance by the male lead, a really great score that helps much to enhance the thick atmosphere created by the extremely good directing, editing and photography, and here you have it: a really outstanding haunted house movie! One reviewer here criticized the use of "suddenly opening doors" in this movie: Well, yes, at one point a door opens itself, but since the house is alive a lot of stuff moves itself here, so you can't criticize that, unless you want to criticize that the movie doesn't need a lot of blood and gore to create tension... Yes, the fire at the end looks not so good at the indoor shots, but, since most of this seems to be shot outside a studio in a real (great-looking) house, I guess they just couldn't burn this great house down! But just look at that cool "breathing-wall" shot! And maybe they were low on budget, too, and if this is true, then it makes the movie even more greater, since to create such a great movie with a low budget is really a masterpiece!


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