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The Horror Show (1989)

R  |   |  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
Stephen A. Henry ...
Morgue Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Meshell Dillon ...
Little Girl
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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 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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They tried to electrocute "Meat Cleaver" Max. It didn't work. See more »

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Horror

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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

Was one three films in 1989/1990 that had a storyline involving an executed serial killer coming back to life and stalking people. The other two films were "Shocker" and "The First Power". See more »

Goofs

Lighting equipment visible on the far left side of the frame during exterior night shot of the house. See more »

Quotes

[to the various press and officials who have come to witness his execution]
Max Jenke: Glad you could make it!
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Follows House II: The Second Story (1987) 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 cheese
29 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have to say I love this movie. I saw it on video when I was a kid. The man in the corner shop used to let me hire anything and he recommended it, thinking it would scare me so I would stop hiring 18 movies, but it had the opposite effect and began a life long thirst for gore and scares! The late great Brion James made this film something special, and I began my quest for spotting him in various TV shows and bit parts in movies. This is probably also the first time I saw Lance Henriksen in anything as a main character, and you have to love his work from Aliens (Bishop)to Millennium. I was shocked to see him in the little known 'Stone Cold' in 1991 where he played 'Chains Cooper' and showed us all what a really great character actor he has become. I was shocked to see Brion James had appeared in Chips and Dukes of Hazard, as I rarely missed it as a kid. I now find myself searching for those episodes so I can have a good old flash-back moment and imagine myself sitting 2 inches from the TV, mesmerised. If you haven't seen House 3, find it and try it out. Classic cheesy horror at its finest!


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