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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 ... 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>

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HORROR has found a new HOME See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

This was regarded as a "transitional" film by director Steve Miner, who was known mostly for horror films up until this time. This movie while staying within his bankable genre of horror, gave him an opportunity to branch off into comedy as well, which helped him springboard successfully into other genres for future projects. See more »

Goofs

When the grocery boy walks up the porch to knock on Mrs. Hooper's door, the sun is shining on the backside of the house. When it cuts the sun is suddenly shining on the front of the house, hitting the door. See more »

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[first lines]
Grocery Boy: Mrs. Hooper?
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You're No Good
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Total Horror Fun.
17 August 2004 | by fibreopticSee all my reviews

I watched 'House' back in 1987 when i was 11. I loved it!!! I found it scary and dark and mysterious and funny and i think i've added too many 'ands' to this review already.

This is about a horror writer (Roger Cobb) who is working on his next book about his experiences in the Vietnam War. His Aunt seemingly has committed suicide and has left the house to him in her will so Roger goes there to work in solitude and is bothered by ghosts and his next door neighbour. He also has to find his lost son who went missing in that house many moons ago.

This is excellent, it truly is. The title is simple but effective and unlike Amityville we see the nasty things that lurk in this house. The video cover is nice too, really eye catching.

Roger sets out on a mission to kick ass. Not just the evil ghosts within his house and beyond but his own personal demons. I love that scene where his ex wife turns into that fat monster thing and he blows her away and....well i don't want to spoil it for anybody but it's awesome. The eighties was by far the best for movies especially horror and sci-fi. We won't see movies like this ever again. GOD DAMN YOU Hollywood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

'House' is awesome straight from the spooky beginning (did i tell ya that this movie is well spooky?) to the twisty horrible shocking end. Go watch this magnificent film straightaway! Did i say that the comedy is kick ass? The comedy is kick ass! 10/10


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