Review: The House That Screamed (1970)

The director came out from the tv-industry twice to make movies for the big screen, both are considered cult classics. This is one of them.

blu“THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED” (La Residencia)
1970
Horror/Thriller
Spain

Director: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
Stars: Lilli Palmer, Christina Galbó, John Moulder Brown
Distributor: Scream Factory
Runtime: 102 mins
BLU RAY REGION A

“This is not the first time I must punish you. Remember?”

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An abusive headmistress runs a secluded school for wayward girls in 19th century France. The students starts disappearing one by one under mysterious circumstances after dark.

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A feast for the eye. This long awaited euro-horror has finally arrived in HD. It’s an uneasy and slow-churning piece of thriller/horror/slasher/exploitation. There’s a battle between conservative ideas and young lust, with a constant presence of underlying sexuality. It’s a slow-paced and well directed flick with good contributions by the young actors. Leading up to an ending that’s pure exploitation gold! See it! (And if you haven’t seen his other movie “Who Can Kill a Child?”(1975)…well…do it!!!)

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