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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Stavin ...
Erik Silver ...
Mark Silver ...
Cop #3
Cop #4
James Calvert ...
Grocery Boy (as Jim Calvert)
Woman in Bookstore
Cheesy Stud
Billy Beck ...


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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Release Date:

28 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House: Ding Dong, You're Dead  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)


$19,445,000 (USA)

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The show that Sandy plays in is called "Resort". See more »


When the cops arrive an officer says, 'I know you, right? You're Roger... ' you can see the boom mic reflected on the visor of his police cap. See more »


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Grocery Boy: Mrs. Hooper?
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17 August 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I watched 'House' back in 1987 when i was 11. I loved it!!! I found it scary and dark and mysterious and funny and i think i've added too many 'ands' to this review already.

This is about a horror writer (Roger Cobb) who is working on his next book about his experiences in the Vietnam War. His Aunt seemingly has committed suicide and has left the house to him in her will so Roger goes there to work in solitude and is bothered by ghosts and his next door neighbour. He also has to find his lost son who went missing in that house many moons ago.

This is excellent, it truly is. The title is simple but effective and unlike Amityville we see the nasty things that lurk in this house. The video cover is nice too, really eye catching.

Roger sets out on a mission to kick ass. Not just the evil ghosts within his house and beyond but his own personal demons. I love that scene where his ex wife turns into that fat monster thing and he blows her away and....well i don't want to spoil it for anybody but it's awesome. The eighties was by far the best for movies especially horror and sci-fi. We won't see movies like this ever again. GOD DAMN YOU Hollywood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

'House' is awesome straight from the spooky beginning (did i tell ya that this movie is well spooky?) to the twisty horrible shocking end. Go watch this magnificent film straightaway! Did i say that the comedy is kick ass? The comedy is kick ass! 10/10

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