Retro Clip: "Ghosthouse" (1988)

Fun Fact: In Italy, the translated titles for "The Evil Dead" and "Evil Dead 2" became "La Casa" and "La Casa 2." The titles, translating to "The House" in English, do not have much to do with the Raimi films other than the simple fact that all the films take place in some sort of cabin or house. Director Umberto Lenzi then went on to make 3 unrelated "sequels" to the "La Casa" films, which were titled "La Casa 3, 4 and 5". "La Casa 3" or "Ghosthouse" as it is known in the US, has absolutely nothing to do with the original Evil Dead movies, however it does stand out to be quite a chilling, if not a bit cheesy haunted house movie. The basic plot is that a group of teenagers explore an old, abandoned haunted house and they are terrorized by visions of a young girl dressed in white and her creepy clown doll, who were killed in the house years ago. One by one, each inhabitant is killed off... The movie is packed with great effects, both visual and sound, gory kills and a fun plot. Some of the acting is pretty bad which makes the movie pretty cheesy at times, but it's definitely worth a look if you are lucky enough to get your hands on an old copy. Check out a scene from the movie below:



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