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House (2008)

R | | Horror | 7 November 2008 (USA)
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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

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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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Storyline

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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game | evil | dinner | tin can | sunrise | See All (76) »

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The only way out... is in. See more »

Genres:

Horror

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 walk out of the car in rain, the parking lights are off. In the very next shot they are switched on, even though they were away from the car. 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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Written by Stephen Christian, Joseph Milligan, Deon Rexroat, Nathan Young and Nathan Strayer
Performed by Anberlin
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Danger - Keep Out
26 December 2008 | by paras-5See all my reviews

  • This House may cause death by boredom - OK, I watched this movie because the rating on IMDb was above 5 and that's, most of the time, enough for a Horror movie. I mean, come on! "Thir13en Ghosts" has 5 stars!!! it was awful, but at least it was fun!!! I don't expect much of a horror movie but, even so, "House" is a total disappointment.


Predictable, terrible plot, bad acting (even for the average Horror movie) and one of the silliest, worst endings I've ever seen. Even Michael Madsen couldn't save the movie, even when he is perfect for the character and his mere glance is enough to make one nervous.

I'm not going to bore you as this movie did to me. Let's say that if you are looking for a horror flick to watch on a Sunday afternoon, stay away from this one! it is simply boring and a waste of time.

I wish I had read some of the other reviews before giving a chance to this movie. It's sad to say but now I know I don't have to trust the ratings from this page. Go for the reviews instead! ;)


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