Don’t Go in the House is a 1979 US horror film by Joseph Ellison. With Dan Grimaldi, Robert Osth and Ruth Dardick. See IMDb
Passed 18 uncut with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:
- UK 2012 Arrow R2 DVD at UK Amazon for release on 26th March 2012
Previously cut by the BBFC
Passed 18 after 3:07s of BBFC cuts for:
The BBFC cuts were again
- Cuts to nudity and close ups of the scene involving a naked girl in chains being set on fire
Previously banned as a video nasty
Passed X (18) after extensively reduced shots of nudity and graphic close ups from the scene of the chained woman being burned alive, for:
The cut cinema version was first released on pre-cert video for:
The uncut version then followed on pre-cert video for:
The video was then banned as a nasty in July 1983, but was dropped in March 1984 after promises that only the BBFC approved version would be sold.
ArrowDrome DVD Features:
- Reversible sleeve of original artwork
- booklet by horror expert Anthony Timpone!
Summary Review: A Bit Lacklustre
A slasher film about a victim of child abuse (Dan Grimaldi) who grows up to become a maniacal construction worker. He stalks women at discos, takes them home, then hangs them upside-down in a special steel-walled room and sets them on fire.
Don’t Go in the House gets off to a fairly good start, but after the first murder scene things begin to slowly fall a apart and it goes from a good movie to an average movie that never is able to get off the ground.
The screenplay written by Joseph Ellison, Ellen Hammill and Joseph R. Masefield starts off well enough with some good insight into the mind of the villain, but there comes a point to where the story never moves forward and in a sense it feels like the same scene is playing out over and over again.
Don’t Go in the House isn’t a terrible film, but it’s just a bit lackluster, while it does have it’s moments it just never reaches its full potential.