House of Mortal Sin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
House of Mortal Sin
House of Mortal Sin.jpg
Original release ad
Directed by Pete Walker
Produced by Pete Walker
Written by David McGillivray
Starring Anthony Sharp
Susan Penhaligon
Stephanie Beacham
Norman Eshley
Sheila Keith
Music by Stanley Myers
Cinematography Peter Jessop
Edited by John Black
Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment
Release dates
February, 1976 (UK)
Running time
104 min.
Country UK
Language English

House of Mortal Sin (also known as The Confessional and The Confessional Murders) is a low budget 1975 horror film directed by Pete Walker, and scripted by David McGillivray, from a story by Walker.[1]

The poster tag line read: "tortured by desires his vows forbid... master of a house of mortal sin!" [2]


A deranged priest takes it upon himself to punish his parishioners for their moral transgressions.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

  • "Much criticism has been leveled against this film for its unabashed attacks on Catholicism, but it's really Walker's trademark amoral approach to filmmaking that elicits a strong urge to take a hot bath after viewing." ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi, New York Times.[4]
  • "I ended up being quite impressed with this one; it's one of those horror movies that tries to be about something more than just scaring people." ~ Dave Sindelar: Fantastic Movie Musings & Ramblings[5]



  1. ^ "House of Mortal Sin". BFI. 
  2. ^ "House of Mortal Sin (1975) @ EOFFTV". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  3. ^ "The Confessional". Eccentric Cinema. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  4. ^ "House-of-Mortal-Sin - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  5. ^ "Fantastic Movie Musings & Ramblings - HOUSE OF MORTAL SIN (1976)". 2009-03-19. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 

External links[edit]