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House (1985)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Roger Cobb
... Harold Gorton
... Big Ben
... Sandy Sinclair
... Tanya
... Chet Parker
Erik Silver ... Jimmy
Mark Silver ... Jimmy
... Aunt Elizabeth
... Cop #3
... Cop #4
... Grocery Boy (as Jim Calvert)
... Woman in Bookstore
... Cheesy Stud
... Priest
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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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Roger Cobb's House

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28 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House: Ding Dong, You're Dead  »

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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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The show that Sandy plays in is called "Resort". See more »

Goofs

During the Vietnam flashback when Ben is firing the M60, there is no bandoleer loaded in the gun and there are no spent shell casings being ejected while he is firing. See more »

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Grocery Boy: Mrs. Hooper?
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Followed by House II: The Second Story (1987) See more »

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Dedicated To The One I Love
by Lowman Pauling and Ralph Bass
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The Frightening House
22 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

The successful writer Roger Cobb (William Katt) is trying to write a book about his experience in Vietnam, but he is blocked after the disappearance of his son Jimmy and the divorce from his wife, the actress Sandy Sinclair (Kay Lenz). When his beloved Aunt Elizabeth (Susan French) is found dead hanged in her bedroom, Roger inherits the house and moves to live there. His snoopy neighbor and fan Harold Gorton (George Wendt) gets close to Roger and learns that his aunt claimed that the house is haunted. Further Jimmy disappeared in the swimming pool on the back of the house. While writing his memories from the Vietnam when his pal Big Ben (Richard Moll) was captured and tortured by the Vietcong, weird things happen in the house and soon Roger leans that the place is a gateway to a hellish dimension.

"House" is one of the best haunted house films ever made. The plot is funny and recalls "Twilight Zone", with surrealistic situations. William Katt is great in the role of the writer that wants solitude but finds monsters while haunted by his past. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "House - A Casa do Espanto" ("House - The Frightening House")


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