House of the Living Dead (1973)

Genres - Horror  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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This low-budget horror production from South Africa features mad scientist Mark Burns conducting hideous occult experiments at the family estate of Brattling Manor, monkeying about with things man was not meant to know, including the transfer and containment of living souls. It's only a matter of time before he begins to experiment on the souls of human beings -- including just about every member of his family. The transference process enables him to assume his brother's identity, allowing him to continue his nefarious activities in secret. This hokey horror melodrama is replete with subplots about ancient magic and family curses, and features a villain who prances around in a cape for no good reason.

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demon, house, animal, cannibal, demonic-possession, experiment, family, haunted-house, mad-scientist, monster, soul