House Of The Long Shadows-in the Shadow Of Nightmare (1983)
House of Long Shadows
1 Hour and 40 Minutes (100 Minutes)
Room for every nightmare... A nightmare in every room.
A murderously funny mystery with a twist...
Step Into The House Of The Long Shadows Where The Answer Awaits You - Or Does It?
The screens masters of terror together for the first time...
Numerous important and classical actors, dark atmosphere, continuous mystery, claustrophobic environment.
Adding some unneeded characters, glitches in the scenario, creating high expectations in advance that have not been met in full.
In a sense could be a fulfillment of the dream of fans of classic horror. In "House of the Long Shadows" four Holy beasts of the horror classic meet! Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price and John Carradine … the names alone evoke AWE in conscious horror fan! When we hear that these gentlemen are involved in the same film for a single time in the history of cinema, the desire to see it is more intense. The truth is that the "House of the Long Shadows ' distinguished principally for its historical value rather than for its quality but is given while not a masterpiece.
The case revolves around an author's bet with his publisher $ 20,000 worth! The Mission of the writer is to write within 24 hours of a classic novel "Wuthering Heights" level. For this reason the author is isolated in a large, abandoned tenement of Wales. During the night but finds surprised that isn't alone in the House. Several unexpected guests disrupt his stay. The conservators, old members of the family which owned the home, an aspiring buyer and the Secretary of his boss writer entering a home with a not-so-clear incentives. And as if this were not enough, guests begin to brutally murdered, apparently by a mentally retarded son of the family who were locked up for years in the House!
The film is based on the 1913 novel "Seven Keys to Baldplate" by Earl Derr Biggers American author. It belongs to the phylum films revived the cinematic theme of old dark houses/mansions and that were released since the mid-1970s and until the mid-1980s. In the same "movement" they belong for example the "Haunted Honeymoon" (1986), "The Spiral Staircase" (1975), "The Cat and the Canary" (1978), etc.
This excellent idea and even more clever script twists elevate the quality index of "House of the Long Shadows" high enough after the number one advantage of that is of course the imposing presence of the horror classic four star hotel. The four gentlemen give a rare theatricality and grandeur in the film that would have liked to have met and in other movies even more attentive and impeccable. Excluding the slow start, the continuation of the work rolls pleasantly offering genuine tromares. Elements of classic horror like the creepy dark House, the torrential rain during the night, the lightning that rip the sky pitch black etc. contribute to shaping haunted atmosphere as well as the remarkable music of great Richard Harvey. The mystery that exists about the true identity of visitors makes the film even more addictive and interesting. Let's remember that despite the presence of sacred monsters interpretation of Desi Arnaz protagonist in the role of a writer is not completely occulted. Bravo very's managed to look within so many Titans.
Identifying shortcomings now, I think we should dwell on the overload of film with a few parapanisioys characters a second screening, which testifies to a rather unsuccessful attempt not to lose the interest of the plot as well as nuggets lack of inspiration. Also this cat that pops out everywhere, could avoid because even then it was stale cliches. Another disadvantage is. .. the general belief that develops that this Galaxy star would expect many more or else a timeless masterpiece that ultimately we didn't see. We watched a good, entertaining and quality horror movie with comic disposition and authentic, Gothic atmosphere and this is not a little. Clearly all this package does not find easily nowadays, so whenever the strikes should appreciate. However I prefer the ' House of the Long Shadows "by many insipid films of the modern era who want to be called" horror ". At least here the fun and authenticity are guaranteed things. Just expect more. It doesn't matter though. I keep especially the historicity of the film which will always moves us because of the unique simultaneous participation of four giants, distinguished and that was the last movie that the Historial duo Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing played together. My compliments …
House Of The Long Shadows
- And only the four sanctuaries get-together monsters of classic horror is in itself highlight!
- The clever, subversive finale!
- The intensely musical themes of Richard Harvey.
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