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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Don't Go in the House (1979)

Heavily influenced by Psycho, this lesser known slasher is a trashy exploitation flick on the outside, and a study on the effects of child abuse on the inside. Due to years of severe abuse, Donny (Dan Grimaldi) forms a secret hatred for the opposite sex. After the death of his domineering mother, his mind snaps and while the cat is away he lures women to his house where he punishes them with his trusty flamethrower. While the events in the film are repetitive and at times repulsive, the sfx are very convincing for such a low-budget feature. The product of continual abuse, Grimaldi's portrayal of a man tumbling into psychosis is the true highlight.

2½ disco infernos out of 5

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