The House Of Clocks (1989)

Directors: Lucio Fulci
Genre: Horror


"From Europe's Grandmaster of Gore, Lucio Fulci, comes one of his rarely seen genre efforts, House Of Clocks. Lucio Fulci is recognized the world over as the sultan of splatter and creator of Zombie, The Beyond, Demonia and countless other Euro-horror classics. A gang of ruthless thugs intent on robbery preys upon a seemingly harmless elderly couple, Vittorio and Sara. The simple plan turns into a terrifying nightmare, as Vittorio's antique clock collection mysteriously turns back time. Now the hunters become the hunted, and the old couple becomes a vengeful, malevolent force. A stylish shocker, starring Paolo Paolini (Cannibal Holocaust, Voices From Beyond), Bettina Miline (Tea With Mussolini) and Fulci Stalwart, Al Cliver (Zombie, The Beyond, Demonia)." - from DVD Pacific

My oppinion:
I hadn't even heard of this "made for TV" movie until just recently, but I'm glad I have now! It was really a pleasant surprise for me. This is definantly one of the best of Fulci's later work. I must say, I really loved the old couple, great characters! Fulci managed to make some very creepy moments in this film. There are some things that don't make sense, but it really doesn't matter. There's also some nice moody music in it (but some of it is also annoying..). There's one thing that was a bit of a "downer" though, the dubbing was far off at times, and some of the acting was a bit bad, but all in all, this was very enjoyable!
Well-done Fulci!

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