Roger Cobb (William Katt) is killed in a car accident. His family must move into the house that has haunted him for several years. Soon the family begins to experience scary and unexplained phenomena.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Cobb
Scott Burkholder ...
Verna Klump
Melissa Clayton ...
Laurel Cobb
John Santucci ...
Mark Gash ...
Mr. Grosso
Annie O'Donnell ...
Pizza Man
Yardsale Woman (as Carolyn Mignani)
Yardsale Man


Following a disagreement with Roger Cobb (played by William Katt) and his brother Roger and his new wife and young daughter decide to keep the old and supposedly haunted family home. When driving back to town, Roger is killed in a car accident. His family move into the old home. Inside the house, widow and her daughter experience bizarre and frightening events, while they all ready have to deal with the pressures of selling the Cobb home to a mysterious group. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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Rated R for language and fantasy/horror violence | See all certifications »

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29 January 1992 (USA)  »

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House 4  »

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The set/house depicted early on as the cult house bears a remarkable resemblance to the family's haunted house in Bad Dreams(1988). See more »


Laurel Cobb: Oh my god! Anchovies?
Kelly Cobb: [after a pizza comes to live, Kelly beats it up and throws it in the garbage disposal] There! No more anchovies!
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Follows House II: The Second Story (1987) See more »


Pizza Man
Written by Harry Manfredini and Lewis Abernathy
Published by Almaviva Music Ltd.
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I Think They're Forgetting Something...
10 December 1998 | by (Tranquille) – See all my reviews

In a sense, "House IV" picks up where "House I" left off, with author Roger Cobb. He doesn't last long though, since he is killed off in a freak automobile accident in the first ten minutes of the movie. His wife Kelly and daughter Laurel (neither of which existed in the original "House I" -- Cobb had an estranged wife Sandy, and a son Jimmy) move into the Cobb's old family summer home.

This movie isn't a stinker, but at the same time, it doesn't even come close to the level of excellence seen in "House I" and "House II". The characters in this story, from the old Indian to the snoopy housekeeper, aren't nearly as well-developed as the characters from the previous "House" movies, nor are they as interesting. Melissa Clayton does an excellent job as Cobb's 12-yr-old daughter Laurel, though, bringing both presence and humor to the role. There is humor in this movie, although not a whole lot of it, and what little there is happens to be fairly dark humor.

"House" and "House II" were unique in that they were horror for a wide audience range, but "House IV" does not continue the tradition. The excellent shower scene is marred by a nude shot, and this movie contains foul language not seen in the other two films. The violence level is slightly higher, but that accounts for the almost complete lack of supernatural horror that marked the first two. All in all, I'd give it a six out of ten.

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