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Director:
Writers:
Fred Dekker (story)
Ethan Wiley (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 February 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Ding dong, you're dead. See more »
Plot:
Roger Cobb is a Vietnam vet whose career as a horror novelist has taken a turn for the worse when his... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
If This House Is Rockin, Don't come Knockin!! See more (111 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Katt ... Roger Cobb

George Wendt ... Harold Gorton

Richard Moll ... Big Ben

Kay Lenz ... Sandy Sinclair
Mary Stavin ... Tanya

Michael Ensign ... Chet Parker
Erik Silver ... Jimmy
Mark Silver ... Jimmy
Susan French ... Aunt Elizabeth

Alan Autry ... Cop #3

Steven Williams ... Cop #4
James Calvert ... Grocery Boy (as Jim Calvert)

Mindy Sterling ... Woman in Bookstore
Jayson Kane ... Cheesy Stud
Billy Beck ... Priest
Bill McLean ... Older Man
Steve Susskind ... Frank McGraw

John William Young ... Would-be Writer (as John Young)

Dwier Brown ... Lieutenant
Joey Green ... Fitzsimmons

Stephen Nichols ... Scott
Donald Willis ... Soldier
Ronn Carroll ... Policeman
Robert Joseph ... Robert
Curt Wilmot ... Skeleton Big Ben
Ronn Wright ... Enthusiastic Patron
Renee Lillian ... Zealous Fan
Peter Pitofsky ... Witch
Elizabeth Barrington ... Little Critter
Jerry Maren ... Little Critter

Felix Silla ... Little Critter
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Directed by
Steve Miner 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fred Dekker  story
Ethan Wiley  screenplay

Produced by
Richard F. Brophy .... line producer
Sean S. Cunningham .... producer
Patrick Markey .... associate producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
 
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg 
 
Film Editing by
Michael N. Knue 
 
Casting by
Melissa Skoff 
 
Production Design by
Gregg Fonseca 
 
Art Direction by
John Krenz Reinhart Jr. 
 
Set Decoration by
Anne H. Ahrens  (as Anne Huntley)
 
Costume Design by
Bernadette O'Brien 
 
Makeup Department
Robert Boyd .... hair stylist
Barney Burman .... special makeup effects artist
Ronnie Specter .... hair stylist
Ronnie Specter .... makeup artist
Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Patrick Markey .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
H. Gordon Boos .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Paul Byers .... assistant property master
Richard Bryan Douglas .... construction foreman
Elizabeth Flaherty .... art department coordinator
Richard Hescox .... special paintings
Doug Lefler .... storyboard artist
William Stout .... special paintings (as Bill Stout)
Lyndell Wolff .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
James Bailey .... foley artist
Ed Fassl .... sound effects editor
Richard Lightstone .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Brent Baker .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
Tassilo Baur .... mechanical special effects
James Belohovek .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
Martin Bresin .... technical advisor
Rick Brophy .... creature effects production manager: Backwood Films
Steve Burg .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
James Cummins .... creature effects designer: Backwood Films
Earl Ellis .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
Eric Fiedler .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
Tracy Fletcher .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
Bobbi Heller .... creature effects assistant production manager: Backwood Films
Cary Howe .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
Larry Odien .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
Larry Odien .... special effects assistant
Anton Rupprecht .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
Shannon Shea .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
Richard Snell .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
Michael Spatola .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
Robert Spurlock .... technical advisor
Bill Sturgeon .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
Kirk R. Thatcher .... creature designer: Backwood Films
Joe Viskocil .... mechanical effects
Lauren Vogt .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
Dirk Von Besser .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
Brian Wade .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
Harold Weed .... creature effects crew: Backwood Films
 
Visual Effects by
Lesley Mallgrave .... visual effects coordinator
Hoyt Yeatman .... special effects: DQI (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunts
Anthony Cecere .... stunts
Kane Hodder .... stunt coordinator
Kane Hodder .... stunts
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Roger Yuan .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Allan Gornick Jr. .... underwater cinematographer
Steve Slocomb .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Audrey Stanzler .... assistant to the casting director
 
Editorial Department
Hala Gabriel .... assistant editor
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Kerry Johnson .... transportation assistant (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Thompson Lane .... stand-in
Karl Mitchell .... animal wrangler
Audrey Stanzler .... assistant talent coordinator
Bill Sturgeon .... puppeteer
Coby Turner .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"House: Ding Dong, You're Dead" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG (cut) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R | West Germany:16 (f) (re-rating) | West Germany:16 (nf) (original rating)

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Trivia:
Glenn Close and Sigourney Weaver were considered for the female lead role.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Grocery Boy:Mrs. Hooper?
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Soundtrack:
You're No GoodSee more »

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
If This House Is Rockin, Don't come Knockin!!, 25 July 2000

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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