The House Where Evil Dwells (1982)

USA, 1982
88m
35mm film, Technicolor, 1.85:1
mono, English, Japanese

An American horror film directed by Kevin Connor.

Plot Summary

In the mid-19th century, a samurai kills his unfaithful wife and her lover before killing himself. In the 1980s, an American family moves into their house and find themselves haunted by their .

Credits

Crew
Director: Kevin Connor
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A Martin B Cohen production
Producer: Martin B. Cohen
Screenplay by: Robert Suhosky
From the Novel by: James Hardiman
Director of Photography: Jacques Haitkin
Film Editor: Barry Peters
Music: Ken Thorne
Sound (Toei Studio): Teruhiko Arakawa
Wardrobe (For Martin B. Cohen Productions): Shannon
Wardrobe (Toei Studio): Munejuki Kuroki, Nobuo Miyagawa
Make-up (Toei Studio): Hatsuo Nagatomo
Hair Dresser (Toei Studio): Masako Yamada
Art Director (Toei Studio): Yoshikazu Sano
Casting (Toei Studio): Mikiya Kashima

Cast
Edward Albert (Ted)
Susan George (Laura)
Doug McClure (Alex)
Mako Hattori as Otami
Amy Barrett (Amy)
Toshiyuki Sasaki (Shigero)
Toshiya Maruyama (Masanori)
Tsuyako Okajima (Majyo witch)
Henry Mitowa (zen monk)
Mayumi Umeda (Noriko)
Hiroko Takano (Wakako)
Shuren Sakurai (noh mask maker)
Shoji Ohara (assistant mask maker)
Jiro Shirai (Tadashi)
Kazuo Yoshida (editor)
Kunihiko Shinjo (assistant editor)
Gentaro Mori (Yoshio)
Tomoko Shimizu (Aiko)
Misao Arai (Hayashi)
Chiyoko Hardiman (mama-san)
Hideo Shimado (policeman)

Alternative Titles

La casa donde habita el diablo – Spain
Dom, w którym mieszka zlo – Poland
Das Haus der Verdammten – West Germany
La Maison des spectres – France

Includes extracts from
Jyakkâ Dengekitai (1977)

References

Books

  • The Films of the Eighties by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.269
  • Ghosts and Angels in Hollywood Films by James Robert Parish pp.199 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.131
  • Horror Films of the 1980s by John Kenneth Muir pp.254-256 – credits, synopsis, review