3.7/10
267
28 user 13 critic

Horror House on Highway Five (1985)

Not Rated | | Horror
A van full of college students traveling down a highway is terrorized by a psycho killer in a Richard Nixon mask.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A college student is injured by a malfunctioning soda machine on Highway 6. His fellow students take him to a doctor who lives in a basement bomb shelter and awaits the second coming of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Casey
Stars: Joanna Bartling, Misty Madden, Sean McCracken
Hellbent (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A bandleader whose career is nosediving makes a deal with the owner of a bar to sell his soul for success.

Director: Richard Casey
Stars: Phil Ward, Lyn Levand, David Marciano
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In a small Tennessee town, an historian relates four horror stories to a reporter.

Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Vincent Price, Clu Gulager, Terry Kiser
The Prowler (1981)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.

Director: Joseph Zito
Stars: Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman, Lawrence Tierney
Night Shadows (1984)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Two brothers discover that the residents of a small Southern town are being infected by a form of toxic waste, turning them into blood-ravenous zombies.

Directors: John 'Bud' Cardos, Mark Rosman
Stars: Wings Hauser, Bo Hopkins, Jody Medford
Chopping Mall (1986)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, Russell Todd
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mysterious woman, fashion designer by day, prostitute by night, and accused of murder, is hounded by two men: a married father of two, and a sexually repressed preacher.

Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Bruce Davison
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three gruesome stories are told to him; between each story some musicians play their songs.

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Vincent Price, John Carradine, Donald Pleasence
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

Mark Davis, secret agent No. 07, is after a Nazi treasure hidden somewhere in the Mediterranean waters before the end of WW2. The key to the secret location is hidden in a Goya painting. ... See full summary »

Director: Vincenzo Cascino
Stars: Mickey Hargitay, Maria Vincent, Luciana Paoli
The Nail Gun Massacre (Video 1985)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

After a young girl is gang raped by a crew of construction workers, someone starts killing off members of the group with a nail gun.

Directors: Bill Leslie, Terry Lofton
Stars: Rocky Patterson, Ron Queen, Beau Leland
Demons (1985)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of people are trapped in a large movie theater in West Berlin that is infected by ravenous demons who proceed to kill and posses the humans one-by-one, thereby multiplying their numbers.

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Phil Therrien ...
Dr. Marbuse
Max Manthey ...
Gary
Irene Cagen ...
Sally Smith (as Irene F.)
Michael Castagnolia ...
The Pothead
Susan Leslie ...
Louise
Randy Daitch ...
Teacher
Bill Pope ...
Gentleman (as William Pope)
Richard Meltzer ...
Tough Guy
Kathleen Battersby ...
Housewife
Ronald Reagan ...
Steve DeVorkin ...
Van Driver
Robert Gaulin ...
Student
S. Eisenstein ...
Student
Edit

Storyline

As part of a project are sent to a place called Littletown to investigate and research a supposedly deceased German (and possible Nazi) ex-patriot rocket scientist, named Frederick Bartholomew who it seems was supposedly responsible for the V2 rocket before embarking on a murderous rampage slaying all who he worked with in his final days spent here in America. In Honor of this achievement our project student group have got to make replicas of the rockets whilst at that location. A trio of this select members wind up stumbling across a pair of demented brothers, one, Mabuser is an unlicensed doctor, who's become mentally unhinged due to being convince destructive parasites have infested his brain, while his stuttering teenage brother Gary, is a shy and lonely psychopath with a thing for Tarot cards and concealed necrophiliac tendencies. All the while their father prowls the nights' lonely highways, dressed in one of his previous victims...as of all things Richard Nixon (complete with ... Written by suspicous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

student | highway | mask | van | psychopath | See All (41) »

Taglines:

See It Or Die! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

A Casa do Horror  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Writer/director Richard Casey first began shooting this film in 1978. See more »

Quotes

The Pothead: [On fiding a dead feline in the back of his student van] What the hell is this dead cat doing here?
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Return to Horror House on Highway 5 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Rumble
Performed by Link Wray and the Wraymen
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Bad Trip
16 August 2006 | by (Sleesburg, VA.) – See all my reviews

It is hard to describe what my feeling on this movie is. To put it simply, this might be one of the most bizarre horror films of the 1980's. Were the makers of the film on drugs when they filmed and wrote the script? Did they even have a script at that? Was this all filmed in one night? Who knows? All I know is that as bad as this flick is it is hard to pull your face away from it.

I will try my hardest to sum up what the movie is about so bear with me. Basically, some college kids have to do some research on a Nazi named Bartholomew who was making some wild experiments many years ago. Supposedly he is dead and all that is left are his 2 grown children, who grew up to be Nazi's, also. Apparently, the experiments were being performed at a house off of highway 5 (where ever highway 5 is). One of the girl college students is kidnapped by the Nazi brothers and is brought to the house to perform a human sacrifice for some odd reason. The other college kids go to the house, get creeped out, and camp out somewhere else. While all this is going on we have a guy in a Richard Nixon mask played by a guy listed in the cast as Ronald Reagon running around killing everybody.

The incoherent storyline is only one of the many things that make this one of the most bizarre movies out there. Misplaced music ranging from trippy 60's music to an organ is what fills the movie up. The whole atmosphere of it all is down right weird and hypnotic. Of course, the acting is bad and the filming is even worse. But, I guess that is one of the things that gives this movie its charm. And what is the deal with having a guy in the cast go by the name of the Ronald Reagon?

I don't really have a lot to say about this movie. It is just one of those flicks that need to be seen to be believed. Check it out. 6/10


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
SUBSTANCE DVD (CORRECT) roadkillentertainment
Hey thedeadarewalking13th
I haven't seen this movie since I was a teenager supervixen_20012000
Fan of Horror House? Just Wait for the Sequel! bigjoecub
Discuss Horror House on Highway Five (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?