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
You'd rather be on Elm St.
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Did You Know?
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
Steadicam reflected in the mirror when Lucas is searching his house in opening sequence. See more
[Max stares directly at Lucas as he is being strapped into the electric chair
Glad you could make it, cop.
Followed by House IV
The Things I Have Done To Our Love
Written by Leslie Bohem
(as Les Bohem) and David Kendrick
Performed by Gleaming Spires See more