Review: The House by the Cemetery (1981)

Visiting one of my first introductions to extreme video violence. For the first time in HD quality!

blu“THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY” (Quella villa accanto al cimitero)

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni
Distributor: Arrow Video
Runtime: 86 Mins

“It’s all just a lie! She’s not buried there…”


When Norman moves from New York to a small town up north with his family, strange things starts to happen. He’s continuing his now deceased colleagues work of Dr. Freudstein. While living in Freudsteins old house, the family finds out the terrible secret in the cellar…


Now, this is a b-movie with loads of logical flaws, badly dubbing and awkward plotting. But you don’t watch this movie to find a deeper meaning with life. This is purely a perverse one and a half hour of horror, focusing on the bloody visceral splatter pleasures! You will sit in excitement just waiting for the next moment of prolonged violent nastiness, rather than the scares. And it will fulfill your utter need of titilating murderous joy. Fulci’s dwelling on the red gush of blood and gut scenes are what it’s all about. I like the scenery, music and atmosphere as well. Extreme splatter madness that made Fulci the “godfather of gore”. See it and enjoy!


Another amazing release by Arrow. Good quality, uncut, and with a bunch of nice extras: Introduction by child actor Giovanni Frezza apologizing for his irritating dubbed voice. Audio commentaries, interviews, deleted scenes, documentaries, easter eggs, trailers, booklet and more. Both on Blu-ray and dvd. Buy this package of Italian visceral horror history!!!