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The House that Screamed

The House that Screamed 
Year: 1969
Genre: Horror
Director: Narciso Ibanez Serrador
Stars: Lilli Palmer, Christiana Galbo, John Moulder Brown

The next movie on the Pure Terror DVD set is this simple little Spanish-made horror film,The House That Screamed also known as La Residencia and it has, so far, been the best movie on this pack.  I really LOVED this movie, its sense of menace, its story, the great performances.  There’s a little bit of Suspiria in this but that’s not a bad thing – especially combined with a felling of Women in Prison kind of exploitation cinema.

Lilli Palmer stars as the principal of a girl’s boarding school where some children have been disappearing.  She says that they “ran away” but in actuality they’ve been murdered.  Who’s murdering them?  Well, not who you would immediately suspect, and the film is quite good in building to the fantastic twist at the end.  Like I did with Blood Sabbath, I present here a short version of the film to try and show everything great about this movie in less than 3 minutes.

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Matthew Coats
Matthew Coats
Formerly known under the pseudonym of Alex Jowski. Site owner, movie aficionado, and film school grad. Matthew Coats presents reviews, some written, some as vlogs, and some as weekly shows, for a variety of different movies and television shows. After years of struggling to get his own projects off the ground amidst the normal routine of living, Matthew Coats decided to create a site in order to share and promote movie reviews, video games and much much more from talented and original people all across the internet.

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