Watch: Don’t Go in the House 1979 123movies, Full Movie Online – Donny works in a factory which has incinerators but his coworkers are not aware that he is obsessed with fire and that he is a mentally disturbed man because as a child his mother punished him with burning to remove the evil outta him. After his mother’s death, Donny gets excited as he is finally freed from her and starts playing loud music n lights a cigarette in the house but his excitement fades away soon when he begins to hear a voice in the house that seems to be his mother’s. The voices n delusions about his mother being still alive makes Donny go crazy n he soon starts kidnapping women n later burns them alive..
Plot: As a child, Donald was tormented by his mother who used fire as a punishment. Now a deranged adult, Donald stalks women at clubs, then takes them home where he kills them with a flamethrower.
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Donny boy has got a special talent of enticing women inside his house.
I first saw this in the late 80s on a vhs.
Revisited it recently.
Donny keeps hearing his dead mother’s dominating voices as the body of his mother is still kept in the house a la Psycho style.
Donny, inspite of being an introvert, somehow succeeds in picking up females n is able to lure them in his house.
Donny’s house is a brilliant piece of location and adds an eerie sense.
Coming to the bad points, the movie is very slow. Nothing happens in the first 50 mins or so n most of the killings r offscreen.
The end too is a big meh.
What happens to the poor priest is never shown.
The movie has zero tension n zero suspense.
One can call it a poor man’s version of Psycho n Deranged.
Shocked! By boogie lightning!
Donny Kohler (Dan Grimaldi) is a disturbed young man plagued by memories of his mother (Ruth Dardick). It seems that Mrs. Kohler was convinced that the only way to rid her son of sin was to burn it out of him, by holding his arms over an open flame on the stove. The old lady kicks the bucket, and this sends Donny completely over the edge. He begins to stalk various unfortunate young women, and slaughter them inside the family home. Here Donny has built a special room where victims are stripped naked, doused with gasoline, and set ablaze by the flamethrower that Donny just happens to have.
“Don’t Go in the House” is about on a par with William Lustigs’ “Maniac”, in its portrayal of an unbalanced person with vivid memories of child abuse, and who has turned to murder as an adult. It’s great trash, but is also definitely disturbing. Donny is not 100% unsympathetic, as he tries to repress his urges; he accepts the overtures of friendship from co-worker Bobby Tuttle (Robert Osth) and turns to his priest (Ralph D. Bowman) for help. The entire portion of the movie wherein Donny selects his first victim (Johanna Brushay) and proceeds to immolate her is pretty damn creepy. There is good atmosphere, a notable primary location (with strong echoes of “Psycho”), and an appreciable low budget, independent, gritty feel to everything. Richard Einhorns’ music is excellent; two people on the crew who went on to bigger things are editor Jane Kurson and cinematographer Oliver Wood. The makeup effects by Tom Brumberger (who also has a small role) are adequate. And the nightmare sequence halfway through is a good one.
The acting is passable from most of the cast. Grimaldi, the only cast member who had a pretty good career after this (including a part on ‘The Sopranos’ years later), is the main reason to watch. He truly gives it his all.
In conclusion, it must be said that no review of this movie would be complete without mentioning that awesome disco soundtrack. You’ll have that “Boogie Lightning” song in your head long after the movie is over.
Eight out of 10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 22 min (82 min), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (extended), 1 hr 29 min (89 min) (TV)
Director Joseph Ellison
Writer Joe Masefield, Joseph Ellison, Ellen Hammill
Actors Dan Grimaldi, Charles Bonet, Bill Ricci
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Lenses and Panaflex Camera by Panavision
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm