original title: Quella Villa Accanto Al Cimitero
aka: Zombie Hell House
Director: Lucio Fulci
Starring: Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni, Giovanni Frezza, Silvia Collatina
Beware the demon forces of the… blood beasts
The professor Norman Boyle is taking over the research that Dr. Petersen left behind after he murdered his woman and ended his own life. Norman brings his wife and their son to the estate where they are expecting to spend the next six months together while Norman is working.
When they get close to the house, their son gets some strange visions of a little girl who warns him about the dangers of moving into this house. His parents brush it off as childish imaginations, but when they do move in they start to experience supernatural events and it becomes clear to them that everything isn’t as it should be in the house by the cemetery.
Lucio Fulci’s The House by the Cemetery has been put together with The Beyond and City of the Living Dead as a part of an unofficial Gates of Hell or zombie trilogy. I can see why, as their films do share some of the same visual look, but for me this film stands a part from the others in story, although the ending does make the comparison stand ground.