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House of Horrors

Released Mar 29, 1946 1h 5m Horror List
Reviews 28% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
An insane sculptor sends the disfigured criminal he saved from drowning to kill the critics who denounced him. Read More Read Less

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Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Rondo Hatton suffered from acromegaly, a degenerative disorder that enlarged and distorted his facial features. Ever so sensitive, Hollywood elected to use him as a monster in several horror yarns, including this one. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 29, 2020 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Audiences loved this base crime drama, even if critics were a little queasy about so many corpses found with broken spines as the focal point of the entertainment. Rated: B Aug 16, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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Valerii Ege D A painter uses his horrifying model to kill critics in the city. A perfect movie for intellectuals. After a couple of side roles, Martin Kosleck plays the maniac painter. Which he thrived. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/24/23 Full Review Steve D Decent but steals too much from better films. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Some decent performances is pretty much the only positive thing I can say about "House of Horrors". The late Rondo Hatton does as well as he can do I suppose. The story is old and formulaic. Nothing really original. In the end, it is just another run of the mill movie that we have seen many times before. I would not bother with it. It is not worth your time. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review martin a Wow, this is a real chiller, quite horrific for its time. A struggling artist who goes to drown himself rescues a man from a river. The man turns out to be a wanted killer, but they soon become friends. The Artist then gets the man to kill his enemies one by one, however, the Killer finds out that the Artist is using him! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Rondo Hatton what a tragic actor. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member House of HorrorsĀ is a distinctly minor film, but in a bargain-basement way it toys with some interesting themes: the root causes of victimhood, the nature of power, and the price of outsourcing your dirty work to somebody else. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An insane sculptor sends the disfigured criminal he saved from drowning to kill the critics who denounced him.
Jean Yarbrough
Ben Pivar
George Bricker
Universal Pictures
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Mar 29, 1946, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Nov 10, 2010
1h 5m