La Casa del tempo
(1989) from Tuna
La Casa del tempo (1989 TV movie), or The House of
Clocks, is a Lucio Fulci gorefest. Three punks, a girl and two guys,
are out to rip off an elderly couple in a remote villa. They don't
know, of course, that the sweet couple has killed their niece and
nephew, their maid, and probably others we don't know about. The old
man has a huge clock collection, which occupies most of his time.
The punks end up killing the old couple and their
gardener, but then the clocks begin to run backwards, and the dead
come back looking for revenge.
Karina Huff, as one of the
three punks, briefly shows her breasts in a sex scene.
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I never found the plot engaging, but the film does have some effective
gore effects. Probably my favorite scene was the death of the
maid, where the old woman shoves a big stick into her stomach. When
she pulls it back out, animal intestines start oozing out of the hole.
- IMDB summary.
IMDb voters score it 7.4/10, based on only 26 votes.
I suspect all of those are Fulci fans
- with their dollars: made for cable
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, with
the weak plot, I can give this no more than a C-.
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