The Shunned House (2003 film)

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The Shunned House, AKA La Casa Sfuggita and "Howard Phillips Lovecraft's The Shunned House (2003 film)

Summary

A writer and his girlfriend explore a haunted inn in one of three tales based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The wrap-around story is loosely based on "The Shunned House (fiction)", and "The Music of Erich Zann (fiction)" and "Dreams in the Witch House (fiction)" are adapted as flashbacks occurring in the same house.


Details

  • Release Date: 2003
  • Country/Language: Italy, English (heavily accented)
  • Genres/Technical: Horror
  • Runtime: 1 hr 23 min
  • Starring: Emanuele Cerman, Federica Quaglieri, Michael Segal
  • Director: Ivan Zuccon
  • Writer: H.P. Lovecraft (original stories), Ivan Zuccon, Enrico Saletti
  • Producer/Production Co: Uncut Movies, Budget Pack 3!!! Decrepit Crypt
  • View Trailer: (link)

Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: R (Violence, Nudity, Profanity)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • SSS__ (Three Tentacles: Lovecraftian)

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

Reviews

Review Links:

  • Horror Movie A Day, (link) - "HPL fans will likely balk for changing the stories... and of course, those who are used to Gordon’s productions will feel short-changed by this no-budget incarnation, but I found myself largely entertained by it. Some of it was a bit confusing, and... the accents never stopped distracting me..."


Synopsis

A writer and his girlfriend explore a haunted inn in one of three tales based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The wrap-around story is loosely based on "The Shunned House (fiction)", and "The Music of Erich Zann (fiction)" and "Dreams in the Witch House (fiction)" are adapted as flashbacks occurring in the same house.


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