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House IV (1992)

Roger Cobb (William Katt) is killed in a car accident. His family must move into the house that has haunted him for several years. Soon the family begins to experience scary and unexplained phenomena.


Lewis Abernathy


Geof Miller (story), Deirdre Higgins (story) | 4 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Terri Treas ... Kelly Cobb
William Katt ... Roger Cobb
Scott Burkholder ... Burke
Denny Dillon ... Verna Klump
Melissa Clayton ... Laurel Cobb
Dabbs Greer ... Dad
Ned Romero ... Ezra
Ned Bellamy ... Lee
John Santucci John Santucci ... Charles
Mark Gash Mark Gash ... Mr. Grosso
Paul Keith Paul Keith ... Plumber
Annie O'Donnell ... Nurse (as Annie O'Donnel)
Judith Jordan ... Doctor
Kevin Goetz ... Pizza Man
Steve Vinovich ... Yardsale Man


Following a disagreement with Roger Cobb (played by William Katt) and his brother Roger and his new wife and young daughter decide to keep the old and supposedly haunted family home. When driving back to town, Roger is killed in a car accident. His family move into the old home. Inside the house, widow and her daughter experience bizarre and frightening events, while they all ready have to deal with the pressures of selling the Cobb home to a mysterious group. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and fantasy/horror violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


William Katt was only on the film for 2 days. See more »


At 24:04, as the mother leaves the kitchen running into the living room, a woman's face and left arm can be seen on the left side. She seems to be arranging the table. See more »


Burke: Roger you're making a big mistake.
Roger Cobb: Well if I am, then I'm prepared to live with it. You on the other hand, have to live with that hat.
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Alternate Versions

New Line Video & LD versions give "Story By" credit to Geof Miller & Deirdre Higgins and Jim Wynorski & R.J. Robertson as well as "Screenplay By" credit to Geof Miller & Deirdre Higgins after the main title sequence. The Japanese DVD only gives a "Written By" credit to Geof Miller & Deirdre Higgins after the main title sequence. See more »


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Concerto Di Grosso
Adapted from themes of the Piano Concerto #21
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as W.A. Mozart)
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25 March 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The family man Roger Cobb (William Katt) is visiting an old house that belongs to his family with his wife Kelly (Terri Treas) and their daughter Laurel (Melissa Clayton). His stepbrother Burke (Scott Burkholder) wants to buy the house but Roger refuses since he had promised his father to keep the real estate with his family. While returning home, the car has a flat tire and the car overturns. Roger dies and Laurel becomes paraplegic. Kelly decides to move with Kelly to the house and soon weird things happen. Soon she learns that the house was built over an Indian sacred soil crowded of spirits, Meanwhile Burke decides to press Kelly with his gangsters to force her to sell the house. What will she do?

"House IV" is an entertaining film with many flaws where the viewer cannot think. There are good scenes (maybe the shower scene is the best) but the story has many holes. Is Roger Cobb the same writer of "House" that retrieved his son Jimmy? If so, the guy has inherited another old haunted house and left his previous family? Kelly cannot afford to pay the plumber but the man is simply forgotten. Why Verna came to the house? Roger protects his family from beyond but is not capable to save the house? What Kelly and Laurel will do with the house burnt to the ground and without money? Y vote is six.

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

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Release Date:

21 August 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

House 4 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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