Reviews

  • Feb 09, 2014

    An intriguing premise that ultimately falls a tad short on execution, Fulci's House of Clocks presents a scenario involving a surreal dwelling where even time itself is no constant. Lots of traditional Fulci blood and guts with some amusing moments from the Italian gore-master, yet, falls below his other superior works like 'Zombie' and 'The Beyond.' Not without its moments of pure Lucio, however, in this amusing (if slightly underwhelming) entry.

    An intriguing premise that ultimately falls a tad short on execution, Fulci's House of Clocks presents a scenario involving a surreal dwelling where even time itself is no constant. Lots of traditional Fulci blood and guts with some amusing moments from the Italian gore-master, yet, falls below his other superior works like 'Zombie' and 'The Beyond.' Not without its moments of pure Lucio, however, in this amusing (if slightly underwhelming) entry.

  • Dec 25, 2012

    Not Fulcis best, but still fun and gory--Fulci Does the Twilight Zone!!

    Not Fulcis best, but still fun and gory--Fulci Does the Twilight Zone!!

  • Feb 26, 2011

    This was a crazy horror flick. I enjoyed it! Lucio Fulci was the MAN!!

    This was a crazy horror flick. I enjoyed it! Lucio Fulci was the MAN!!

  • Nov 25, 2010

    To label "House of Clocks" as one of Fulci's lesser works would be something of an understatement. Originally produced for TV, in the burnout days of Fulci's career, this supernatural horror film has the unmistakable look and feel of bad low-budget garbage, which causes a problem particularly in the slow First Act, before much of the bloodshed comes to pass. The early scenes of this film are quite boring and lame, despite the reasonably cool setting and clever character twists that are introduced. Luckily, Fulci's story is original and offers some genuine surprises, despite numerous gaping plot holes that pop up later on. The cast isn't overly adept at their parts, with the exception of the always fantastic Al Cliver (who appears in several classic Fulci films), and there's just enough blood and violence to satisfy fans of the genre. All things considered, this isn't a terribly bad film, it just takes a while to get going, and really hasn't aged overly well. If you're a die-hard Fulci fan, you should try to check it out, but otherwise, this is one to skip.

    To label "House of Clocks" as one of Fulci's lesser works would be something of an understatement. Originally produced for TV, in the burnout days of Fulci's career, this supernatural horror film has the unmistakable look and feel of bad low-budget garbage, which causes a problem particularly in the slow First Act, before much of the bloodshed comes to pass. The early scenes of this film are quite boring and lame, despite the reasonably cool setting and clever character twists that are introduced. Luckily, Fulci's story is original and offers some genuine surprises, despite numerous gaping plot holes that pop up later on. The cast isn't overly adept at their parts, with the exception of the always fantastic Al Cliver (who appears in several classic Fulci films), and there's just enough blood and violence to satisfy fans of the genre. All things considered, this isn't a terribly bad film, it just takes a while to get going, and really hasn't aged overly well. If you're a die-hard Fulci fan, you should try to check it out, but otherwise, this is one to skip.

  • Aug 25, 2010

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  • Nov 08, 2009

    Meh pretty good for a made for TV movie (and gory too) but feels too slapped together

    Meh pretty good for a made for TV movie (and gory too) but feels too slapped together

  • Oct 08, 2009

    Excellent film. However, I can't seem to handle any form of animal cruelty on the big screen. It really, really bothered me. Even if it the animal came back in the end for revenge!

    Excellent film. However, I can't seem to handle any form of animal cruelty on the big screen. It really, really bothered me. Even if it the animal came back in the end for revenge!

  • Sep 05, 2009

    Clocked it, then watched it.

    Clocked it, then watched it.

  • Aug 24, 2009

    The sweet old couple who are not what they seem are brilliant. Truly deserve to enter the horror canon as adorned creepy villains. While the home invaders might just be the dumbest humans ever. I think it was all the pot they smoked. Otherwise, incredibly gory considering it was made for TV - nails driven through necks, panty sniffing, shot gun blasts, animal cruelty, and did you know that our intestines are actually worms? Story makes absolutely NO SENSE!

    The sweet old couple who are not what they seem are brilliant. Truly deserve to enter the horror canon as adorned creepy villains. While the home invaders might just be the dumbest humans ever. I think it was all the pot they smoked. Otherwise, incredibly gory considering it was made for TV - nails driven through necks, panty sniffing, shot gun blasts, animal cruelty, and did you know that our intestines are actually worms? Story makes absolutely NO SENSE!

  • Mar 23, 2009

    A nice idea and some fragments of atmosphere under the dodgy make-up and out of sync dubbing. But Fulci is really a dreadful hack and the best thing here is the mercifully short running time. (The fact that it was originally intended as a TV move offers little in the way of mitigation.) One for Fulci obsessives only.

    A nice idea and some fragments of atmosphere under the dodgy make-up and out of sync dubbing. But Fulci is really a dreadful hack and the best thing here is the mercifully short running time. (The fact that it was originally intended as a TV move offers little in the way of mitigation.) One for Fulci obsessives only.