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The Horror Show (1989)

R | | Horror | 28 April 1989 (USA)
Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of ... See full summary »

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Detective Lucas McCarthy
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Max Jenke
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Donna McCarthy
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Bonnie McCarthy
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Scott McCarthy
Thom Bray ...
Peter Campbell
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Dr. Tower
David Oliver ...
Vinnie
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Casey
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Lt. Miller
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Warden
Alvy Moore ...
Chili Salesman
Zane W. Levitt ...
Executioner
Stephen A. Henry ...
Morgue Doctor
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Little Girl
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Storyline

Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas' family is under attack, his sanity in question, and his house haunted. Aided by a disreputable college professor, can Lucas reclaim his mind, house, and family? Features Lance Henriksen as the Lucas McCarthy and Brion James as Max Jenke. One of the few movies featuring these actors as main characters. Written by Matrix <matrix@rio.com>

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28 April 1989 (USA)  »

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House III  »

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$1,738,897 (USA)
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Trivia

According to Sean S. Cunningham the film was going to be named 'House III', but the new distributor, MGM, wanted a fresh start with potential new franchise, so the script was modified to reflect the new approach, and it was re-titled The Horror Show for the US theatrical release, and the title 'House III' was maintained for the non-US market. See more »

Goofs

Steadicam reflected in the mirror when Lucas is searching his house in opening sequence. See more »

Quotes

[Max stares directly at Lucas as he is being strapped into the electric chair]
Max Jenke: Glad you could make it, cop.
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Connections

Followed by House IV (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

The Things I Have Done To Our Love
Written by Leslie Bohem (as Les Bohem) and David Kendrick
Performed by Gleaming Spires
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User Reviews

Not the best, but not the worst
24 February 2000 | by (Yucaipa,CA) – See all my reviews

I waited a long time to see a third House movie, and once I heard it was called The Horror Show, I had to rent it. The Horror Show is a pretty cool film.True it has no relation to House, but neither did the second, or fourth ones, and they were still good. Brian James makes a great bad guy.Good story, and o.k. acting.*** out of *****.


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