The House That Screamed (La Residencia)

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The elegant Lili Palmer plunges enthusiastically into the spooky spirit of the Spanish chiller The House That Screamed (La Residencia). Palmer plays the headmistress of an exclusive French girl's school, where repressive rules are the order of the day. The discipline and the curriculum are "killers" only in the figurative sense; however, a genuine killer is rapidly decimating the student body. The culprit is Palmer's son Luis (John Moulder Brown), who is secretly using the various body parts of his victims to create the Perfect Woman. Gruesome, true, but well done.


Critic Reviews for The House That Screamed (La Residencia)

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It's intimate and unsettling, just as it is in all the best horror films.

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

The film is mainly made up of uninteresting conversations that are complete with some truly horrendous dubbing in which the girls, miraculously, speak before their mouths even open.

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Splendid study of gothic repression and women on the verge

Oct 2, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The House That Screamed (La Residencia)


why are so many of these set in girls' boarding schools? oh never mind

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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Murders at a boarding school for wayward, sexually repressed girls. Though set in France and Spanish in origin, it's very much in the Italian giallo style; slow moving but well made, with some very stylish touches. Giallo fanatics will want to bump that star rating up a notch or two.

Greg S
Greg S

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