Horror 101 Podcast – Episode 21: The House by the Cemetery…

Episode XXI – Read the fine print! You may have just mortgaged your LIFE! – May 29th, 2013

This show we are featuring an early 80s Italian gorefest called House by the Cemetery (1981) from director Lucio Fulci. When a family from New York moves into a quiet country house in Boston they begin to suspect there’s something not quite right about the property. Dr. Boyle has moved his family here for 6 months to continue the research of his predecessor who went mad and killed himself. Something in Oak Mansion is stirring. What lurks beneath the floorboards? And will the family be able to get out alive? The World Famous Brian Stewart has never seen a Fulci movie so it was about time to focus on the Italian Meistro of gore. House by the Cemetery is one of three films in the Fulci Death Trilogy (The City of the Living Dead and The Beyond being the other two). All of them were unrelated stories but they were most certainly bleak, violent and nasty horror flicks which all starred British actress Catriona MacColl. Come with us as we descend into the ultimate cellar of The House by the Cemetery. Listen to the horrible dubbing of Giovanni Frezza. Listen to the gurgling of blood pouring from mutilated bodies. It’s another podcast with soundtrack music accompaniment and audio clips of the scenes we discuss.


01:50 It’s finally time to focus on Lucio Fulci…
04:00 Cash and Nefarious Paul B. reminisce on the film…
06:15 Beware!! The culture shock…(can we say bad dubbing???)
07:53 Synopsis…
09:15 Opening with a scare…
11:17 Anne, the babysitter (freaky bitch)
12:43 Sucks to be the real estate agent…
15:20 The incredible disappearing gore!
16:50 Here comes Cult Sensation Nick MacPherson!!
18:00 The finale…the lair of Freudstein!
22:40 Scoring the film out of 10…
23:50 Conclusion…thanks for listening.

Remember! You can grab House by the Cemetery on Blu-Ray from Blue Underground.

The House by the Cemetery (1981)

Directed by: Lucio Fulci
Elisa Briganti……story
Lucio Fulci………screenplay
Giorgio Mariuzzo….screenplay
Dardano Sacchetti…screenplay


Catriona MacColl as Lucy Boyle
Paolo Malco as Dr. Norman Boyle
Ania Pieroni as Ann, the babysitter
Giovanni Frezza as Bob Boyle
Silvia Collatina as Mae Freudstein
Dagmar Lassander as Laura Gittleson
Giovanni De Nava as Dr. Jacob Tess Freudstein
Daniela Doria as First female victim
Carlo De Mejo as Mr. Wheatley

All video, pictures and audio copyright© 1981 by Fulvia Film. All media used for educational and review purposes. No reproductions please.


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  1. Dave Girod

    BOB!!!! LOL!!

    Great movie, love the music!! And the end of the film never fails to leave chills running up my spine! Love your description of feeling like a little kid in a dark basement…sums up my feelings perfectly when watching this movie, especially the goose-bump raising ending!!

  2. cash

    We’ve got City of the living Dead recorded so we may have a show on that film in the future.

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