HOUSE OF WITCHCRAFT is part of a four-part movie series made for Italian television under the umbrella title House of Doom. Legendary Italian horror maestros Umberto Lenzi and Lucio Fulci each contributed two films for the series: Lenzi made HOUSE OF LOST SOULS and HOUSE OF WITCHCRAFT, while Fulci offered HOUSE OF CLOCKS and SWEET HOUSE OF HORRORS. Lenzi’s second contribution to the series centres on a young man with a recurring nightmare in which he is running away from a pursuer and reaches the shelter of an old house, only to have an ugly old woman boil his head in a big kettle. Sensing his underlying stress and anxiety, his girlfriend suggests he take a relaxing holiday and the two drive to an old estate that belongs to her family. The nightmarish chills become reality when the young man reaches the house and realizes it’s the same one from his dream…Lenzi refrains from his usual gore and splatter style and instead delivers an almost old-fashioned story bathed in chilling atmosphere and classic Freudian fears of witchcraft and haunted houses.
HOUSE OF WITCHCRAFT (BEYOND TERROR)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
Cast: Andy J. Forest, Sonia Petrovna
Cat Number: BT4488
Release Date: 14 December 2009
No of Discs: 1