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 ...
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Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.
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 Lucas McCarthy and Brion James as Max Jenke. One of the few movies featuring these actors as main characters.Written by
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 »
Steadicam reflected in the mirror when Lucas is searching his house in opening sequence. See more »
[in a squeaky voice]
Don't look now, but your family's dead... just kidding.
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The U.S print was cut to receive an R-rating with edits to shots of severed legs in a meat grinder, Max's electrocution scene, the staircase fight and some bloody shootings. The UK Anchor Bay DVD (in the "House Collection" box set) featured the cut print though earlier UK video releases plus the Hollywood DVD budget release all feature the full unrated print. See more »
The third part of the low-budget "House" series is marginally better than the previous two, thanks mostly to a more serious approach (though not without moments of wicked black humor), and to an enjoyable performance by Brion James in the tailor-made role of the ultra-mad, ultra-vicious villain. No great shakes, but thoroughly watchable. (**)
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