The House Where Evil Dwells (1982)
Article 5872 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Kevin Connor
Featuring Edward Albert, Susan George, Doug McClure
Country: Japan / USA
What it is: Haunted house in Japan
An American family moves into a haunted Japanese house that was the site of bloody mayhem 140 years earlier. Will the ghosts use the new residents to recreate the slaughter?
Of course they will, and they do. And you’ll see the end coming very early in the movie, and watching this movie is merely an exercise in fighting out how long it takes to get down to what it sets up early on. Unfortunately, most of the movie is just filler: a few nude scenes, scary happenings happening just because the movie is supposed to have scary happenings, some truly silly moments (those giant spiders muttering in Japanese), etc. You’ve seen most of this before in other movies, and what you haven’t seen before isn’t really worth seeing. Forgettable.