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The Horror Show (1989)

R | | Horror | 28 April 1989 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Detective Lucas McCarthy
... Max Jenke
... Donna McCarthy
... Bonnie McCarthy
... Scott McCarthy
... Peter Campbell
... Dr. Tower
... Vinnie
... Casey
... Lt. Miller
... Warden
... Chili Salesman
Zane W. Levitt ... Executioner
Stephen A. Henry ... Morgue Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Little Girl
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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 Matrix <matrix@rio.com>

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28 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House III  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$773,348, 30 April 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,738,897
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Trivia

Rita Taggart, never a fan of horror movies, decided to accept a role in the film because she had a window before her TV show Almost Grown (1988) started shooting. She was also very keen to work with Lance Henriksen. See more »

Goofs

Steadicam reflected in the mirror when Lucas is searching his house in opening sequence. See more »

Quotes

Max Jenke: [on being electrocuted] All that did was give me a hard on!
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References Shocker (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

The Things I Have Done To Our Love
Written by Leslie Bohem (as Les Bohem) and David Kendrick
Performed by Gleaming Spires
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the 3rd one is scarier then the 2nd one.
26 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

House II the second story had nothing to do with House (1985) And this has nothing to do with House (1985) or House II the second story. But this this better then House II the second story. This is very scary. I can think of one movie scarier then this House (1985). This scarier then House II the second story. And that is not easy to do. It is scary then The Exorcist and that is not easy to do. I am glad to see it got a good ratting. 4.9 is a good ratting. But still this such a great movie that 4.9 is underrating it. This movie has a great story line. It also has great acting. It also has great special effects. It is a great horror movie. See it. It a 10. Not a 4.9.


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