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The House of Seven Corpses (1974)

PG | | Horror | February 1974 (USA)
A director is filming on location in a house where seven murders were committed. The caretaker warns them not to mess with things they do not understand (the murders were occult related), ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
John Ireland ... Eric Hartman
Faith Domergue ... Gayle Dorian
John Carradine ... Edgar Price
Carole Wells ... Anne (as Carol Wells)
Charles Macaulay Charles Macaulay ... Christopher Millan
Jerry Strickler Jerry Strickler ... David
Ron Foreman Ron Foreman ... Ron
Dennis Record ... Tommy (as Larry Record)
Marty Hornstein Marty Hornstein ... Danny
Charles Bail Charles Bail ... Jonathon Anthony Beal / Theodore Beal
Lucy Doheny Lucy Doheny ... Suzanne Beal
Jo Anne Mower Jo Anne Mower ... Allison Beal
Ronald Víctor García ... Charles Beal (as Ron Garcia)
Jeff Alexander Jeff Alexander ... Russell Beal
Wells Bond Wells Bond ... The Ghoul


A director is filming on location in a house where seven murders were committed. The caretaker warns them not to mess with things they do not understand (the murders were occult related), but the director wants to be as authentic as possible and has his cast re-enact rituals that took place in the house thus summoning a ghoul from the nearby cemetery to bump the whole film crew off one by one. Written by Humberto Amador

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Eight graves! Seven bodies! One killer... and he's already dead.




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Release Date:

February 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa dos Sete Cadáveres See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The second-to-final film of Faith Domergue, copyright 1973. See more »


The film depicts The Tibetan Book of the Dead as some kind of black magic grimoire, when in reality it is nothing more sinister than a Buddhist treatise on the period between death and rebirth. See more »


Eric Hartman: [Gayle is being difficult and is telling the director how she wants to quit the picture] "I, I, I"... everything for Gayle, the hell with everyone else!
Eric Hartman: [angrily grabs her] Listen, baby, what you're pulling might have worked in the studios ten years ago, but not here, and not now, and sure as hell not on *my* picture!
Gayle Dorian: Eric, you're hurting me!
Eric Hartman: [unhands her, calms down] Okay, go on, leave. But you're walking, all right. And when you get there you're gonna' find just how tough it is for a middle-aged...
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I've seen worse...
18 January 2006 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

...but I've seen better too.

The story here is predictable--a film crew trying to film a horror movie in a place where murders occurred. Three guesses what happens. This isn't a total bomb--the cast is fairly good with pros John Ireland, Faith Domergue and John Carradine giving the best performances. It's reasonably well-made--for a low budget film. Just don't expect any nudity, swearing, blood OR gore (the film has a very mild PG rating). I was never totally bored--it's OK viewing on a quiet night. I saw it on video--it was a HORRIBLE print--very dark and some scenes were impossible to see. Still I didn't hate it and it does have a cool ending which surprised me--basically nothing happens up till then so it catches you off guard. Worth seeing but only if you're a horror film completest.

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