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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 ... See full summary »

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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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28 February 1986 (USA)  »

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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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The next door neighbor, Harold, is played by George Wendt, best known for his role as Norm on Cheers (1982). His on-screen best friend from Cheers, Cliff the mailman (played by John Ratzenberger), appears in the sequel to this film, House II: The Second Story (1987) as Bill Tanner, the electrician/adventurer. See more »

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When Roger drops the rope into the "black hole" in his medicine cabinet, it is tangled. When we see it fall, it unwinds as if it were just rolled up. See more »

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Featured in Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors (1986) See more »

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You're No Good
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If This House Is Rockin, Don't come Knockin!!

Truly one of the best of the 80's horror-esque films, House uses a unique blend of suspense, horror, and humor to create a quite enjoyable movie experience. House is definatly the best film of William Katt's career(well known for his work in the Perry Mason made for TV movies) In House, he plays a recently divorced man who is haunted by the disappearence of his son. In order to get back on track, he returns to the site of his son's dissapearence, a supposedly "haunted" house which was left to him. Of course, things go arwy, and soon he is plauged by an obnoxious neighbor(played fantasticly by George Wendt) and several strange ghosts and ghouls intent on playing with his fragile sanity. There are some really errie moments, but the film as a whole maintains a playful atmosphere. This is a movie that depending on your mood will either have you jumping in your seat, laughing your head off, or both. Definately worth the hour and a half. I would reccomend this to anyone who likes to lie down, relax, and be entertained. 9/10 Stars. Have fun.


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