Ghosthouse (Italian: La Casa 3) is the unofficial Italian sequel to Evil Dead II (released as La Casa 2 in Italy). The film was produced in 1988 by exploitation auteur Joe D'Amato and directed by veteran Umberto Lenzi., In Italy, The Evil Dead was released under the title La Casa and Evil Dead II became La Casa II. These were followed by three films: La Casa 3, La Casa 4, and La Casa 5.
A group of unlikely companions receive a radio call leading to a deserted house with a grisly past. After exploring the house, the group makes the foolish decision to split up, leading to a trail of death and destruction as the house unleashes its deadly past. Along the way expect severed heads, exploding light bulbs, demonic clown dolls, and creepy children. The clown doll is the main evil force from the film; the director of a funeral home stole it out of a child's coffin to give to his own daughter, leading to angry spirits possessing both the girl and the clown doll.
The film was released in the United States on VHS by Imperial Entertainment in 1989.
This film has been released twice on Region 2 DVD in the UK as Ghosthouse; once by Vipco in 2004 with no cuts, the second by Cornerstone Media in 2009. The film has also seen DVD release in Germany.
In January 2012 the film was released as a download and VOD with humorous commentary by RiffTrax, under the title Ghosthouse. This was released to DVD in November 2013 along with the un-riffed version of the film.