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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.

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House 4 See more »

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Ultra Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Released direct to video. See more »

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When Kelly is saying goodnight to her daughter, she is seen standing by the child's bedroom door turning off the light, however the light switch is clearly already in the off position. See more »

Quotes

Laurel Cobb: Oh my god! Anchovies?
Kelly Cobb: [after a pizza comes to life, Kelly beats it up and throws it in the garbage disposal] There! No more anchovies!
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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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Been There, Done That
7 September 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

House IV (1992)

** (out of 4)

Roger Cobb (Willian Katt) is riding with his wife Kelly (Terri Treas) and their young daughter Laurel (Melissa Clayton) when their car crashes. Roger is killed so the wife and daughter follow his wishes and move into the house that he loved. Pretty soon strange things begin to happen.

HOUSE IV is without question the weakest film in the series because there's really just nothing new here. It's the same type of haunted house film that we've seen throughout the history of haunted house movies and there's very little to nothing new here. With that said, I do give the filmmakers credit for bringing the Roger character back, although they change elements from the first movie.

Obviously it's pretty cool getting to see Katt returning to the role but he's not in the film too long. Treas is okay in the role but I'm not sure she was strong enough to carry the picture but you've also got to mainly blame the screenplay since it really doesn't give her too much to do except for scream and run around into one trap after another. Clayton is nice in the role of the young daughter and Scott Burkholder is good as well.

The film's most memorable moments are the special effects, which are quite good. There are various "haunted" things that happen but none of them are overly scary so we resort back to the "fun" effects including one scene where a pizza comes to life. Even with the nice special effects, there's just not much else here so it's hard to really support the film. HOUSE IV isn't awful but it's just rather bland and unoriginal.


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