House of Darkness (1948)

Genres - Horror, Thriller  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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In this psychological thriller, an avaricious man covets his stepbrother's home. The greedy fellow knows that his stepbrother has a heart condition and so sets off a fatal attack by smashing a beloved violin. He then throws his wife and his other step-brother out of the house. But his actions do not come without a terrible price, and soon he begins to go mad. Thinking that he hears the plaintive songs of the broken violin, he runs to the piano and begins to loudly play hoping drown out the hellish sounds. A wild fear overtakes the man as the violin plays on and on until at last he crumples, face down upon the keyboard, a victim of a massive, fatal heart attack.

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house, madness, music, violinist, ghost, heart-attack, sibling, sounds, step-brother, fear, hearing [sense], maniac, scheme, piano