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House (2008)

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In rural Alabama, two couples find themselves in a fight for survival. Running from a maniac (The Tin Man) bent on killing them, they flee deep into the woods and seek refuge in a house. ... See full summary »

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Robby Henson

Writers:

Ted Dekker (novel), Rob Green (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Madsen ... Tin Man / Officer
Reynaldo Rosales ... Jack Singleton
Heidi Dippold ... Stephanie Singleton
Julie Ann Emery ... Leslie Taylor
J.P. Davis ... Randy Messsarue
Lew Temple ... Pete
Leslie Easterbrook ... Betty
Bill Moseley ... Stewart
Pawel Delag ... Officer Lawdale
Weronika Rosati ... Mrs. Lawdale
Alanna Bale ... Susan (as Alana Bale)
Mark Fierer Mark Fierer ... Randy's Father
Florentyna Synowiecka Florentyna Synowiecka ... Melissa
Andrew Gorzen Andrew Gorzen ... Leslie's Uncle
Albert Pietrzak Albert Pietrzak ... Young Randy
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In rural Alabama, two couples find themselves in a fight for survival. Running from a maniac (The Tin Man) bent on killing them, they flee deep into the woods and seek refuge in a house. They soon realize the killer has purposely lured them to this house and that they are now trapped. As they huddle around an old fireplace, a tin can falls through the chimney. Scrawled on its side is a message from the killer, establishing his House Rules. The rules call for their deaths unless they kill at least one of the four. They have less than 12 hours to find a way to survive. At sunrise the game is over and everyone dies if the killer's demands aren't met. What they quickly learn is that the only way out... is in. But going further into this house--where unknown challenges await them--is equally deadly. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and terror | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House of Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$329,836, 9 November 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$574,940, 21 December 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Leslie Easterbrook and Bill Moseley played "mother and son" once before, in The Devil's Rejects (2005). See more »

Goofs

When the couple is driving fast on the highway, a police car overtakes them. In this shot Jack is going to stop the car and almost stops, but in the very next shot, the car is going fast. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Officer Lawdale: Ssh. It's going to be okay.
Mrs. Lawdale: It's going to be okay? You really mean, it's going to be okay for us?
Officer Lawdale: Not us.
Mrs. Lawdale: Sweet heart?
Officer Lawdale: It's going to be okay, for me...
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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The Unwinding Cable Car
Written by Stephen Christian, Joseph Milligan, Deon Rexroat, Nathan Young and Nathan Strayer
Performed by Anberlin
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Nobody home
1 November 2008 | by sebpopcornSee all my reviews

In House two couples get stuck in a creepy guest house with a family of freaks, but they discover there's far worse things to worry about than just the buck toothed locals.

House is undeniably creepy to start off with because it's got that same "oh don't go in there" feel to it as a lot of films where the characters wander off the beaten track into the path of some inbred nutjobs. The thing is though there's a whole other supernatural story that doesn't really work too well.

There's nothing very original either so most horror fans will guess the ending by about the two thirds mark and there isn't anything that interesting to watch in the meantime. If you've not seen many horror films or you've seen so many you don't care that what you're watching is a few reheated ideas thrown together then you'll probably enjoy this film.

I thought it was OK but the scenes feel thrown together without a strong story to keep them going and the character of tinman was a bit of a joke whereas by the logic of the film he should have been really scary.


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