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After a tragic car accident that killed his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people but when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.
Michael J. Fox,
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>
Every genre fan worth their collective salt should always make time to check out this cheeky little off the wall supernatural black comedy.
Back in 1986 when this movie glided onto home video I was just gathering my love for all things off the wall when it came to genre movies, of course back then my main preoccupation was any movie associated with Charles Band and his glory days at Empire Pictures.
That being said, every so often a certain trailer would come to my attention that would more often than not strongly suggest that I should really check that movie out.
So without hesitation, I devoured the movie, from certain pieces of dialogue, some seriously well staged set pieces and a really good soundtrack.
A few years later when the movie surfaced on DVD, I needed no invitation to purchase, once again if you harbour any anorak ambitions, listening to how they came up with the story and how the movie got made is always worth a serious listen.
Reminising just recently after my latest viewing, the movie has lost none of its charm, William Katt looked like he was having fun, I had only ever seen him in one movie previous, remember Disney's Baby Secret Of The Lost Legend? Would he rather forget that one and cling to the memories of House.
Or how about Kay Lenz, she who has the most amazing jaw line, should they ever consider a revamp of Doc Savage look no further, Ms Lenz's career highlight for me was the very excellent 'Stripped To Kill' which had hot dancers, a killer soundtrack and a pretty decent storyline.
George Wandt as Harold Gorton I could take or leave, his acting style has never really amounted to much for me, as for behind the camera, Steve Miner was already a seasoned professional when it came to this style of movie-making and as his mentor Sean S. Cunningham was their as his guiding light how could he fail.
Of course the greatest aspect for me was the script, complete with a story by Fred Dekker, who really should try for a comeback, and a script by Gremlin puppeteer Etahn Wiley, Mr Wiley's career truly has been all over the place.
No matter how many sequels that came to pass, you really can't deny that this first excursion into household terror really was the best, in fact it was priceless!....
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