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House (1985)

A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director:

Steve Miner

Writers:

Fred Dekker (story), Ethan Wiley (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Katt ... Roger Cobb
George Wendt ... Harold Gorton
Richard Moll ... Big Ben
Kay Lenz ... Sandy Sinclair
Mary Stavin ... Tanya
Michael Ensign ... Chet Parker
Erik Silver Erik Silver ... Jimmy
Mark Silver Mark Silver ... Jimmy
Susan French ... Aunt Elizabeth
Alan Autry ... Cop #3
Steven Williams ... Cop #4
Jamie Calvert ... Grocery Boy (as Jim Calvert)
Mindy Sterling ... Woman in Bookstore
Jayson Kane Jayson Kane ... Cheesy Stud
Billy Beck ... Priest
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Storyline

Roger Cobb is a Vietnam vet whose career as a horror novelist has taken a turn for the worse when his son Jimmy mysteriously disappears while visiting his aunt's house. Roger's search for Jimmy destroys his marriage and his writing career. The sudden death of his aunt brings Roger back to the house where his nightmares began. The evil zombies in the house force Roger to endure a harrowing journey into his past. Written by Arthur de Boom <Raindance26@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You are cordially invited to spend an evening with Roger Cobb and his friends. Don't come alone! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Roger Cobb's House

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House: Ding Dong, You're Dead See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,923,000, 2 March 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,444,631
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the Vietnam war flashbacks you can clearly hear the sound of a kookaburra bird. They are native to Australia and would definitely not be in Vietnam. See more »

Goofs

When Roger and Jimmy are surprised by Skeleton Ben at the front door, their clothes and hair are dripping wet. Two seconds later, their clothes and hair are perfectly dry. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Grocery Boy: Mrs. Hooper?
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Soundtracks

You're No Good
by Clint Ballard Jr.
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If This House Is Rockin, Don't come Knockin!!
25 July 2000 | by andrew_edwardsSee all my reviews

Truly one of the best of the 80's horror-esque films, House uses a unique blend of suspense, horror, and humor to create a quite enjoyable movie experience. House is definatly the best film of William Katt's career(well known for his work in the Perry Mason made for TV movies) In House, he plays a recently divorced man who is haunted by the disappearence of his son. In order to get back on track, he returns to the site of his son's dissapearence, a supposedly "haunted" house which was left to him. Of course, things go arwy, and soon he is plauged by an obnoxious neighbor(played fantasticly by George Wendt) and several strange ghosts and ghouls intent on playing with his fragile sanity. There are some really errie moments, but the film as a whole maintains a playful atmosphere. This is a movie that depending on your mood will either have you jumping in your seat, laughing your head off, or both. Definately worth the hour and a half. I would reccomend this to anyone who likes to lie down, relax, and be entertained. 9/10 Stars. Have fun.


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