A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

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Storyline

Roger Cobb is a Vietnam vet whose career as a horror novelist has taken a turn for the worse when his son Jimmy mysteriously disappears while visiting his aunt's house. Roger's search for Jimmy destroys his marriage and his writing career. The sudden death of his aunt brings Roger back to the house where his nightmares began. The evil zombies in the house force Roger to endure a harrowing journey into his past. Written by Arthur de Boom <Raindance26@yahoo.com>

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Ding dong, you're dead. See more »

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28 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House: Ding Dong, You're Dead  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,445,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The next door neighbor, Harold, is played by George Wendt who best known for his role as Norm on Cheers (1982). House II: The Second Story (1987) features an appearance by John Ratzenberger who played Norm's best friend Cliff. See more »

Goofs

Whenever Roger enters his Aunt's bedroom to look at the closet the window of the room is reflected in a mirror and it is clearly day time when it should be night... this happens on occasion throughout the film. See more »

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Grocery Boy: Mrs. Hooper?
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Followed by House II: The Second Story (1987) See more »

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Dedicated To The One I Love
by Lowman Pauling and Ralph Bass
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Great moive!
22 August 1999 | by (burlington, Ont Canada) – See all my reviews

What can I say about house...A classic. it had a perfect mix of horror and some really funny comedy as well. Richard Moll from that old Tv show night court played the PERFECT bad guy. Great film rent it today.


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