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Madhouse (1981)

There Was a Little Girl (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 4 March 1981 (Italy)
A woman is pursued by her murderous, psychopathic twin sister in the days leading up to their birthday.

Director:

Ovidio G. Assonitis (as Oliver Hellman)

Writers:

Ovidio G. Assonitis (as Oliver Hellman), Stephen Blakely | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Patricia Mickey Patricia Mickey ... Julia Sullivan (as Trish Everly)
Michael MacRae Michael MacRae ... Sam Edwards
Dennis Robertson Dennis Robertson ... Father James
Morgan Most ... Helen (as Morgan Hart)
Allison Biggers Allison Biggers ... Mary Sullivan
Edith Ivey ... Amantha Beauregard
Richard Baker Richard Baker ... Sacha Robertson Jr.
Don Devendorf Don Devendorf ... Principal
Jerry Fujikawa ... Mr. Kimura
Doug Dillingham Doug Dillingham ... Golden
Joe Camp Joe Camp ... Hospital Guard
Janie Baker Janie Baker ... Sacha's Mother
Huxsie Scott Huxsie Scott ... Secretary
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Storyline

Julia, a teacher in a school for the deaf, has a hideously deformed and deranged twin sister that resides in the local looney bin. She escapes to gate-crash a surprise birthday party for Julia. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Many People Visit... Few Ever Leave See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1981 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

And When She Was Bad See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Overseas FilmGroup See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ovidio G. Assonitis had to fire and subsequently fill in for the original director who was hired to do this film ten days into the production of this movie. See more »

Quotes

Mary Sullivan: How would you like to run into that every morning before breakfast? Most people's nightmares end when they wake up; mine begin.
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Alternate Versions

The 2004 UK Film 2000 release is fully uncut, although the sound quality is very poor. See more »

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Pretty good shocker.
24 February 2004 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Ovidio G.Assontis "Madhouse" is a pretty good shocker which offers plenty of mood and bloody violence.This obscure little gem appeared on the infamous 'video nasties' list,but personally I don't know why.The film features some really gruesome moments,but nothing too shocking or memorable.The killings are actually pretty tame,but the power-drill scene is quite nasty.The finale is very gory and should satisfy fans of splatter.The score by Riz Ortolani of "Cannibal Holocaust" fame is decent as it provides some chills.The film is pretty tough to find,but if you like Italian horror give it a look.8 out of 10.


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