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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.

Director:

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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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 Guilty Cannot Hide See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Connections

Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: House (1977) (2016) See more »

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Love Saves the Day
Written by Piotr Rubik, Marek Sledziewski and Zosia Nowakowska
Performed by Piotr Rubik and Marek Sledziewski
Published by Promotion House
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Cliché-a-palooza
8 May 2009 | by eyecandyforuSee all my reviews

Let me first say I watched it so you don't have to. House seems to be a film geared to horror movie fans, surfing along on the bet that people are going to appreciate seeing reenactments of familiar scenarios. So familiar in fact that it has a rip off quality to it, which ultimately comes across as lazy. The plot, if there is one, is about four extremely attractive young people, stranded at the same time in a house in the middle of nowhere. When WILL these youngin's learn not to drive their classic cars down dirt roads in the boonies? There's a creepy family out there, just waiting to freak their freaks. The house in question IS pretty cool, I wouldn't mind owning it. It's big and lit with green lights and decorated with serial killer wallpaper. Its basement is enormous and there are serious plumbing problems. Absolutely nothing justifies the R rating, this could have aired on the Sci-fi channel without edits. Was there a bribe on the part of the producers? "Please sir, give us an R, that'll bring 'em in expecting shocks and gore". This movie has a Texas Chainsaw-lite family, suggestions of Satanism, little girl ghost, crazed killer, vaporous black smoke, Spielberg like whispy thingies, gravity defying water, a thunderstorm that appears right on cue, no cell phone signals, several twists, and Michael Madson cashing a paycheck. You'd think, that with all this, there would be something to watch, but no. It goes in many directions, only to switch to another direction with no point, purpose or resolution. Awful.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$327,445, 9 November 2008

Gross USA:

$575,048

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,141,018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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