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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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You are cordially invited to spend an evening with Roger Cobb and his friends. Don't come alone! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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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)

Gross:

$19,445,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Glenn Close and Sigourney Weaver were considered for the female lead role. See more »

Goofs

In one of the first scenes in which Roger is inspecting the haunted closet, he turns and leaves the room and a moving boom mic's shadow is clearly visible in the upper left hand corner. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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Referenced in The American Nightmare (2000) See more »

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You're No Good
by Clint Ballard Jr.
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House thrives!
20 February 1999 | by (Liverpool,England) – See all my reviews

House was a marvellous excursion in the world of Horror Comedy and gave many people a glimpse of how to combine humour, drama and frightfully good scares. This classic movie deserves to be discussed and remembered for as long as films are made.


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