House of Evil

House of Evil, alternately titled Dance of Death, is a 1968 Mexican horror film directed by Juan Ibáñez. It stars Boris Karloff and Julissa.[1]

House of Evil
Directed byJuan Ibáñez
Jack Hill
Written byJack Hill
Luis Enrique Vergara
Based onHouse of Evil by Edgar Allan Poe
StarringBoris Karloff
Music byEnrico C. Cabiati
Alicia Urreta
CinematographyRaúl Domínguez
Austin McKinney
Azteca Films
Filmica Vergara S.A.
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
Running time
89 min

House of Evil is one of four low-budget Mexican horror films Karloff made in a package deal with Mexican producer Luis Enrique Vergara. The others are Isle of the Snake People, The Incredible Invasion, and Fear Chamber. Karloff's scenes for all four films were directed by Jack Hill in Los Angeles in the spring of 1968. The films were then completed in Mexico.[2]

Plot synopsis

Morhenge Mansion, 1900: The dying Matthias Morteval invites his dysfunctional relatives to his home for a will reading. However, he dies and soon the relatives are being murdered one-by-one by his living toys.



  2. Stephen Jacobs, Boris Karloff: More Than a Monster, Tomohawk Press 2011 p 503-504
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