director Ovidio G. Assonitis
I’m forever telling people that in any pair of twins, there is always one that is good and always another that is evil. That’s just science.
Madhouse is an Italian-American production directed by an Egyptian-born Greco-Italian and filmed in Savannah, GA. It’s another sort of slasher-giallo hybrid, with some nice cinematography and production values (except for the dog puppet, let’s say).
Savannah could be an interesting location but the film stays indoors a lot, shot at the historic Kehoe House, which seemed to be under some restoration at the time. The house is pretty cool and makes for some of the interesting shots and atmosphere.
But yeah, evil twins, a blood-thirsty Rottweiler, and a kooky priest who digs on children’s rhymes.
It’s not half bad. But then there’s the other half. Or slightly more than half.