Vinegar Syndrome

The House Where Death Lives

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This special limited edition spot gloss and embossed slipcover (designed by Robert Sammelin) is limited to 5,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

Meredith Stone, a home care nurse, has been assigned the duty of looking after a wealthy invalid named Ivar Langrock. Cooped up in Langrock's stately country mansion, Meredith quickly suspects that someone sinister is lurking in the manor's dark halls only to discover that Ivar's demented and violent son has been locked away in a hidden room. Shortly thereafter, Ivar's grandson Gabriel also moves into the house and with his arrival a mysterious killer soon begins murdering members of the Langrock family along with their live-in staff.

An unjustly obscure early slasher made while the genre was still discovering and establishing its key tropes, Alan Beattie's THE HOUSE WHERE DEATH LIVES (aka Delusion) offers a twisted murder mystery which bridges the more nuanced and character-driven thrillers of the 70s with the stalk-and-slash structure of the early 80s. Starring Patricia Pearcy (Squirm) and John Dukakis (Jaws 2) along with Hollywood legend Joseph Cotten (The Third Man), Vinegar Syndrome is proud to bring this hidden gem of spooky-old-house atmosphere and blood-soaked mayhem to Blu-ray, newly restored in 4K from its 35mm camera negative and presented in its longest and most complete version ever released on home video.

directed by: Alan Beattie
starring: Patricia Pearcy, John Dukakis, Joseph Cotten, David Hayward, Alice Nunn, Patrick Pankhurst
1981 / 91 min / 1.85:1 / English DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

Additional info:

  • Region A Blu-ray
  • Newly scanned and restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
  • Commentary track with The Hysteria Continues!
  • Dear John (19 min) - an interview with actor John Dukakis
  • Stuck in That House (15 min) - an interview with actor David Hayward
  • Mad House (25 min) - author Stephen Thrower on The House Where Death Lives
  • Reversible sleeve artwork
  • English SDH subtitles