Don't Go in the House
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One of the first then-modern day Horror films I saw there was 1980's Don't Go In The House. While films like Halloween and Friday The 13th were already made by the time this movie came out, it was this movie with it's strange feel & it's one shocking scene that stuck in my head for years to come. Now after one completely botched earlier DVD release, Horror King Wannabe's Shriek Show has released the film in a special edition that may have you asking was it worth it in the first place?
Starring Dan Grimaldi, who eventually would go to play key-character Patsy Parisi in The Sopranos throughout it's entire run, this film is about Donald Kohler, a young man tortured throughout his life by his smothering & abusive mother. During a key moment in his youth, his mother punishes him for having "impure thoughts" by holding his arms above a burning flame. Eventually it's this flame that warps his mind and leads him down his insane murderous path. As a man, he has a job as a garbage man incinerator operator (surprised?). One day he sees a co-worker catch on fire and instead of helping him, he just stands there mesmerized by the flames and goes home. But at home he discovers that his mother has died in her sleep, and he's finally free of her...or is he? But in true "Psycho" fashion, he decides to not tell anyone, keep the body (not without a payback first), and live out his dark burning fantasies.Read more ›
The story is simple. A mean and evil mother tortures her son during his childhood years. Now he's grown up, his mother, whom he still lives with, has just died and now the son, being somewhat disturbed, really goes of the deep end! Starts hearing those pesky, evil, little voices in his head that tell him to seek revenge on his mother by killing other women. The way he fixes up one of the rooms in his house for his mother's punishment, is sick and disturbing! How he murders these women is truly brutal. Images of those charred corpses stayed in my head for awhile. Besides the one nasty, long scene that people like to point out, I found a couple more jaw dropping scenes! I compare Joseph Ellison's 'Don't Go in the House', a lot to William Lustig's 'Maniac'. I find it interesting that both films were put out in same year, 1980. It's the same situation with 'The Burning' and 'Madman'. Those two came out in the same year.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Still scaring after I ve seen it many years ago. It should be good material for a remakePublished 10 months ago by Viola bea
Not great at all but it was creepy & it might be worth watching if you're looking for a horror flick to watch on a dark rainy night or Halloween.Other then that....... Read morePublished 15 months ago by brody manson
I just recently came across this film on youtube expecting something a bit more scary and suspenseful. I'm an avid horror fanatic, especially of 80's horror flicks. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Chrissychris
The fact that a man wants revenge for the abuse he suffered as a child is incredibly obvious and pounded into the ground, but this is still very creepy fare.Published on May 20, 2014 by Viva
A wonderful film that I enjoy upon every view... The whole thing is just superb. I really can't say enough about the thought-provoking aspects of this film and the dread that... Read morePublished on April 5, 2014 by Jason A.
Great B movie horror at a great price, almost impossible to find this anywhere else very pleased with this purchasePublished on February 25, 2014 by roger burk