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Fright House (1989)





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Fright House is actually two films in one. In the first, titled (what else?) "Fright House," a coven of satanists try to pass off a murder as a suicide. The second, "Abadon," stars Jackie James as a selfish woman who has discovered the horrible secret of eternal youth. While the basic plotlines are nothing new, the filmmakers manage to offer quite a few genuine shocks and jaw-dropping surprises. Longtime horror fans will enjoy the references (both subtle and otherwise) made to earlier films of this genre.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Al Lewis
as Capt. Levi
Duane Jones
as Charles Harmon
Jackie James
as Madeline
John Bly
as Mike
Jennifer Delora
as Dr. Sedgwick
Joey Haber
as Anthony
Kit Jones
as Young Abadon
Jett Julien
as George
Branden Marlowe
as Evangelist
Dennis Meyera
as Leo Fuller
Karen Nielsen
as Tracy [Abadon (part Two)]
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I've hardly made it through this film. There were so many flaws...The Directors inexperience really showed. It's hard to describe so here's a list of the +'s and -'s. +'s: *Al Lewis *Duane Johnson (The Hero from the original Night of the Living Dead) *Half Naked girls. *The scene with the fraternity brothers, gave a smile. *The Fx's aren't too bad. *The toliet scene was slightly humorous. -'s: *In the first 15 minustes, the Director jumps around to from scene to scene too quickly for anyone to establish the story coherently. It feels as if he's trying to cram as much info into your head as he can. *The acting is over the top. *At one point the scene completely cuts, from the death of some teens to a clip of a witch (who was sacrificed) looking for the teens, to the confrontation of the head witch and our hero. *The hero (in the first story) is a complete idiot, while his wife is being prepared for sacrifice, he prattles on and on about facts that we already know. *Why the witches can't go near the crystal is never explained. *The character's seem too stereotypical and are bit too moronic in some situations. *The 1st story lacks any originality. *The lighting in the movie is subpar. *The foreground sound is drowned out by the background music. *The twist ending in the first story can be seen from a mile away. *In the second story, the director still jumps from scene to scene. Making the story hard to follow. *At certain points the story tries to be funny, and falls flat. *(In the Second Story) An actor's dialogue is cut short, he almost doesn't get to finish his line. *The Twist ending on the second story is just as predictable as the first.

Stephen Ownby
Stephen Ownby

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