Dead Dudes in the House
|Dead Dudes in the House|
Original VHS Cover. None of the actors featured on the cover are in the actual movie.
|Directed by||James Riffel|
|Produced by||Mark Bladis
|Written by||James Riffel|
|Edited by||Valerie Schwartz|
|Distributed by||Troma Entertainment|
Dead Dudes in the House, originally titled The Dead Come Home and sometimes released as The House on Tombstone Hill, is a 1991 independent horror film written and directed by James Riffel and distributed by Troma Entertainment.
For reasons unknown, Troma advertises the characters in Dead Dudes as "hip-hop teens", as evidenced by the actors on the green VHS cover (who do not appear in the movie), despite the fact that there is no reference to hip-hop of any kind throughout the entire movie. [This has since been corrected on the yellow cover for the 2010 Amazon.com DVD-R release.]
According to Troma president Lloyd Kaufman's book All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger, Troma fans consider Dead Dudes in the House to be one of the company's unsung masterpieces.
The film follows a group of teenagers who travel up to a dilapidated house for some fixing up. Unbeknownst to them, the house is occupied by a murderous old woman and her sultry daughter, who proceed to pick the teens off one by one.
- James Griffin
- J. D. Cerna (billed as John Dayton Cerna)
- Sarah Newhouse
- Douglas Gibson
- Victor Verhaeghe
- Mark Zobian
- Rob Moretti
The VHS and DVD of the film are both available on Amazon and eBay. Createspace has made the film available on a DVD-R via Amazon. No official release is planned as of 2010.
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- Willis, Donald C (1997). Horror and Science Fiction Films IV. Scarecrow Press. p. 114. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
- Dead Dudes in the House on Internet Movie Database
- Dead Dudes in the House – at the Troma Entertainment movie database
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