House by the Cemetery

Synopsis: In New York, Dr. Norman Boyle assumes the research about Dr. Freudstein of his colleague Dr. Petersen, who committed suicide after killing his mistress. Norman heads to Boston with his wife Lucy Boyle and their son Bob to live in an isolated house in the woods that belonged to Dr. Petersen. Bob befriends the girl Mae that only he can see and she warns him to leave the house. Soon his parents hire the mysterious babysitter Ann and creepy things happen in the house, When Bobby goes to the basement, his parents discover the secret of the house.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Lucio Fulci
Production: Anchor Bay Entertainment
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min


[Wolf Howling]

[Child Crying, Faint]


Steve, are you dressed?

Hey, come on. It's late.

I gotta get home.

I don't want to be put

on restriction again.



[Creaking Continues]


[Squeaking Continues]


Are you there?

Listen, if you're trying to scare me,

I don't think it's very funny!

This place gives me the creeps.

Steve, I warn you- I'll never

come here with you again!

Steve, come on.

Where are you?

[Squeaking Continues] Hey, if you don't quit

it, I swear I'm gonna split without you!


Steven, where are you?

Please answer me.

[Squeaking Continues]


[ Footsteps]

[Door Creaking]



[ Footsteps]




Bob? Bob, where are you?



Honey, you still have to

pack away your toys.

Now which ones

you gonna take with you?

Bob, I'm talking to you.


Bob, will you please wake up?

When Daddy gets home, we-


What's the matter?

Mommy, why does that girl keep

telling me I shouldn't go there?

What girl, Bob?

The one standing at the window

in that house.

At the window, huh?

[Airplane Passing Overhead]

[Sighs] Look, we don't have

time to play games now, honey.

Daddy will be home any minute.

Now where's the-

Ah, I guess she had

something to do.

Let's just say you never saw her

in the first place, right?

Yes, I did.

I saw her face.

She was waving,

and I could read her mouth.

And did she say anything to you?

Yep. She said that

I shouldn't go over there.

Why did she say that,


Well, I don't know, Bobby.

Maybe because she didn't want you

to have to pack away your toys...

the way you were supposed to.

[ Bob Laughs] Come on, lazy bones.

Get the lead out.

[Siren Wailing In Distance] I

wasn't tricking you, Mommy. Honest.

[Birds Chirping]




Time to go, Mae.

Time to go home.

[German Accent]

No. I can't go now.

It's important.

I can't.

[Man #1 ]

I'm leaving tomorrow.

Lucy still hasn't

made up her mind.

[ Man #2 ] You have a lot of

guts picking up the reins...

of someone else's research

at its most critical point like this.

[Chuckles] Especially when that someone else

was a scientist of Eric Petersen's caliber.

Well, I'll tell you, Boyle.

You're the only man who can keep this

project from going down the drain.

I mean, apart from the 5,000 more

you're going to be earning in a year,

you were Petersen's protg and also,

I believe, one of his best friends.

And I know you're itching

to clear up his suicide.

Tough one to explain.

But I know you'll get

to the bottom of it.

Well, I'll try.

The important thing is, when this

huge project gets published,

it'll have just your name on it.

Think what authorship

can mean.

Yeah. Publish... or Podunk.

[Chuckles] Yeah.

Why do you think Eric would have

done in Sheila like that?

Well, I don't know.

No idea.



It's scary.

He organized the project,

got it underway.

That he did.

And then, for no reason,

abandoned everything.

Slaughtered his mistress and-

And there he was,

researching suicide.


The times we have to live in.


Well, Boyle, when school is over,

I'll drive up there and see you.

New Whitby.

I adore New England.

I'll be looking forward

to it, sir. Bye-bye.

[Imitating Engine]

Norman! Why my plants?

Penny's gonna water them!

They're pretty.

Oh, for God's sake,

New England's full of plants.

[Imitating Engine Continues] Be careful.

Give it to me.

I don't trust Penny.

I'll take it.

You can stick it under- What do you think?

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Lucio Fulci

Lucio Fulci (Italian: [ˈlutʃo ˈfultʃi]; 17 June 1927 – 13 March 1996) was an Italian film director, screenwriter and actor. He is perhaps best known for his gore films, including Zombi 2 (1979) and The Beyond (1981), although he made films in genres as diverse as giallo, western and comedy. Fulci is known as the "Godfather of Gore", a title also given to Herschell Gordon Lewis. more…

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