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The Murder Mansion

aka La mansión de la niebla; Maniac Mansion

  • Year:1972
  • Country of origin: Spain, Italy
  • Genre: Horror, Thriller
  • Director: Francisco Lara Polop
  • Length: 86 min
  • IMDb rating: The Murder Mansion (1972) on IMDb
Poster of The Murder Mansion

...this mainly Spanish production is an old-fashioned mystery more concerned with the fear of provincial backwaters than the urban-located terror of most gialli. Although The Murder Mansion establishes its modern Stateside setting with a minor road rage incident on open highways, once the film withdraws onto studio sets shrouded in thick dry ice, it increasingly becomes a spook story. For despite an undemanding plot which could have come from the Old Dark House era or even Scooby-Doo, this is a surprisingly entertaining horror-thriller.

Adrian Luther-Smith, Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies (Stray Cat Publishing, 1999)

Selected disc options for The Murder Mansion

Extras
Vinegar Syndrome box art
Vinegar Syndrome BD-ALL/US 2021
Mill Creek box art
Mill Creek DVD-0/US/OOP 2007
Lady of the Mansion - Interview with Actress Ida Galli (Evelyn Stewart) (19:58) has extra

Notes

  • Vinegar Syndrome’s Blu-ray is included in the “Forgotten Gialli, Volume 3” box set with Autopsy (1975) and Crazy Desires of a Murderer (1977).
  • Mill Creek’s DVD is included in the “Drive-In Movie Classics” 50-film box set and contains no extras. It is also available in the “Drive-In Cult Cinema Collection” 200-film box set.

Ultimate Edition

Combine the best digital presentation with a selection of choice extras for the ultimate edition.

  • Lady of the Mansion (19:58)
Presentation Vinegar Syndrome BD 2021
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 35.00 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
      • Length:1:26:08.705
      • File size: 26.75 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 2030 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
    • File 2
      • Language: Italian DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1105 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
    • File 3
      • Language: Spanish DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 2076 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
    • English SDH
Extras Lady of the Mansion - Interview with Actress Ida Galli (Evelyn Stewart) (19:58, 1080p) Vinegar Syndrome BD