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House (1986)

R  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |  28 February 1986 (USA)
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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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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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28 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House: Ding Dong, You're Dead  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$19,445,000 (USA)
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Like several horror films of the 1970s, 80s, and early 90s, one of the major themes of this film is the mental trauma of the Vietnam War that is re-lived and dreamt of by its protagonist. This can largely be attributed to the recognition of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in 1980 by the American Psychiatric Association and an increased popular understanding throughout those decades of PTSD symptoms, e.g. nightmares, flashbacks, etc., as well as an increasing number of Vietnam veterans who committed suicide as a result of their wartime experiences. Thus in many ways, films like House reflect a change in national consciousness as war ceased being depicted as a glorious event and began to be seen as a harrowing and traumatic experience. See more »

Goofs

When skeleton Ben chases Roger into the bathroom, Roger locks the door and the lock is on the left from inside the bathroom, then Ben shoots the lock from the outside and the lock is on the left side from the outside of the door. Then when Ben opens the door, it hinges the other way again. See more »

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Grocery Boy: Mrs. Hooper?
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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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