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The Horror Show (1989)

 -  Horror  -  28 April 1989 (USA)
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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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Cast

Credited cast:
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Detective Lucas McCarthy
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Max Jenke
Rita Taggart ...
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Meshell Dillon ...
Little Girl
Greg Kean ...
Delivery Man
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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)  »

Also Known As:

House III  »

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$1,738,897 (USA)
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Trivia

This film is actually unrelated to the House (1986) film series. The producers renamed this film "House 3 (1989)" for the non-US market. Because of the existence of this title, the owners of the "House" series had to rename their third film House IV (1992) See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[last lines]
Max Jenke: BACK THE FUCK OFF, BITCH!
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Connections

References Shocker (1989) 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

 
Classic Haunted House Flick
31 July 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Director James Issac who also created another classic flick, Pig Hunt 2008 has created another gem in The Horror Show.

Starring Lance Henriksen who has also been in other classic flicks, Bone Dry 2007, Abominable 2006, AVP: Alien vs. Predator 2004, One Point O 2004, Mimic: Sentinel 2003, Dead Man 1995, Hard Target 1993, Stone Cold 1991, Hit List 1989, Pumpkinhead 1988, Near Dark 1987, Aliens 1986, The Terminator 1984, The Right Stuff 1983 and Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977.

Also starring Brion James who has also been in other classic flicks, The Underground 1997, Steel Frontier 1995, Nemesis 1992, Silverado 1985, Blade Runner 1982 and Southern Comfort 1981.

Also starring Rita Taggart.

I enjoyed the special effects.

If you enjoyed this as much as I did then check out other classic haunted house flicks, Amityville II: The Possession 1982, Amityville 1992: It's About Time 1992, The Amityville Horror 2005, Dead Birds 2004, The Haunting 1963, The City of the Dead 1960, House 1986, Insidious 2010, The Legend of Hell House 1973, The Conjuring 2013 and Poltergeist 1982.


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