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House (1986)

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Summary: Roger Cobb is a Vietnam vet whose career as a horror novelist has taken a turn for the worse when his son Jimmy mysteriously disappears while visiting his aunt's house (imdb)

Genres: Comedy, Horror

Country: USA

Directed By: Steve Miner

Written By: Fred Dekker, Ethan Wiley

Starring: William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll, Kay Lenz, Mary Stavin, Michael Ensign

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House belongs to 12 collections
1. Psychotronic Film and Video Guides (public: moderated by Gregzilla - 23 stars)
2. Horror Franchises (public: moderated by mattburgess - 2 stars)
3. Haunted House (public: moderated by Moribunny - 1 star)
4. Roger Corman presents (public: moderated by mattburgess - 1 star)
5. House (your public collection) | remove from collection
6. Harry Manfredini (composer) (public: moderated by Ag0stoMesmer)
7. Cinema Sewer (public: moderated by mattburgess)
8. Horror comedies (your public collection - -1 star) | remove from collection
9. PSI being off (private: JooJoo)
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chiphall72
64T4
Kartoffeln Kartoffeln!
80T6
RNG
35T4
sengir sengir
68T2
sweevo sweevo
95T10
ravenskya
70T7
creck creck
65T4
noneedtobite
79T8
PenningtonNY PenningtonNY
90T7
qgonzo
70T3
moeta2
80T4
rickyafraid rickyafraid
74T5
PassTheSalt PassTheSalt
84T9
Severian
65T5
donquixotic
78T9
soia1979
25T2
Cronos
90T10
mertagabey
50T4
BillyShears BillyShears
65T5
adidawha adidawha
73T6
drmojoluv
81T5
barfly barfly
60T3
heapshake heapshake
62T7
WilliamOTyle
30T1
ghostdawg57
6T4
Cheesebadger
80T6
Schlocky fun.
Sinemaestro Amadeus
50T1
estragon
50T4
ukonpete
80T7
moviesnmore
95T6
Hitch Hitch
90T5
000287GVR 000287GVR
60T7
gackt
40T1
servetsuvari servetsuvari
60T4
neil476
70T6
Scarface Scarface
77T9
sebby sebby
40T2
Doesn't really work as either a horror or a comedy. The most frightening part of the whole movie is the fact that the blonde neighbor didn't bat an eye when our main character chased her two year old son into a bathroom, from which room said child emerged VISIBLY SHAKEN and CRYING. And then she just leaves the kid with the dude all night. What the fuck are you thinking, lady?!
Jazzaloha
30T1
SonofaGunn1
60T6
Skrabbles Skrabbles
60T4
joseywales joseywales
63T4
SpaceEcho SpaceEcho
55T4
Noblet Noblet
41T2
kubrickvari kubrickvari
60T4
CinemaAsia Cinema_Asia
55T2
This film used to be played all the time on network TV weekend afternoons back in the 80's so i've seen it more times than I care to remember. It's not completely horrible and it's campy enough to be entertaining. I remember the Vietnam flashbacks as being pretty cheesy though. Miner films are totally conventional with student film like beats but they work simply because it's so cheesy.
Sunsplitter
20T1
pilgermann pilgermann
60T4
When I was little I was always fascinated by the cover of the VHS tape whenever I saw it at the video store. Pretty good comedic horror film.
ME_Criticker
20T4
westborn westborn
47T3
gossamer2
52T3
rootbeercirc
78T6
alpinaburana
90T10
TJ Ximenez
40T3
AntoniusB
55T6
Kavu Kavu
46T3
All points are strictly for camp value. I don't think I've ever seen directing quite like this.
jaybrennan jaybrennan
1T1
CHOICECOD CHOICECOD
66T3
cblur21
67T6
Barraoc Barraoc
50T3
MilesMayhem
65T4
AviAwareness
50T2
CMQuinn CMQuinn
9T9
heidavey
70T4
3dRevelation 3dRevelation
55T3
Not terrible, but that is mostly because of some interesting scenes and some funny ones.
Dustyd
70T7
Entertaining horror/comedy
Carpetgiant Carpetgiant
80T5
I'd like to see a sequel that has William Katt and George Wendt get a tv show on PBS where they renovate and restore old haunted houses.
mongo
62T3
ru5tyb1ke5
6T2
kingofjew kingofjew
72T5
korkarlen
0T2
Averman004
50T2
ratedargh ratedargh
70T5
Landon
50T5
Rock2016
69T2
Stain Stain
10T2
Crap. Like one of the worst TV shows ever, or something
mindheart mindheart
15T6
bruinsfan bruinsfan
76T3
exolstice exolstice
71T3
CheUnoBFM
98T7
Julius
10T1
Jerky Jerky
65T9
Prism
58T2
Veterini Veterini
78T7
irend812 irend812
70T5
imdb imdb
57T3
genuwine57
70T4
jamesbond
52T2
pillowpants
75T7
jwmartin
56T2
Jgirl2688 Jgirl2688
60T3
OneLouder One_Louder
40T2
mayabelle
0T6
micmac micmac•
46T2
koroshiya01
88T5
KeanuGrieves KeanuGrieves
74T4
kakivsjok kakivsjok
90T10
Bavafreak
60T2
TheMike TheMike
81T6
moeru
60T3
HBOsucks
60T6
Luna6ix Luna6ix
88T10
having had pioneered the comedy/horror genre it hardly is logical to give this a regular score (70's) so thus i must give it a better one, especially since i will watch this movie at least once per year.
Lovecraft
69T5
filmcricket
49T4
Daffy6964 Daffy6964
73T3
DavidB DavidB
74T5
Bandy Bandy
75T6
Jeffovon
89T10
hellboy76 hellboy76
61T4
Tries really hard to be funny. When I was 10, it was. Not so much now.
syrena syrena
48T3
Jugweed
67T6
Pingy
86T4
te18 te18
3T1
okayfrog okayfrog
40T1
Not funny enough to be a comedy, and not scary enough to be a horror film. This film feels like that of a bygone era I can imagine that someone who watched it 30 years ago would still love it today. Anyone else? Doubtful.
graveyardtan graveyardtan
55T2
If the entire film were as ridiculous and over-the-top as the last five minutes, House could have been a very entertaining experience. However, it's mostly a hodgepodge of lifeless cliches that don't merit reexamination.
6h057
50T5
trafford
80T6
Ironf
80T6
Kojiless Kojiless
40T5
Steven King ruined the whole "troubled writer haunted by his past" story with...pretty much every single story he's ever written. Add to that some goofy monster design and a story that bounces about more than a superball in a baby buggy, and one might think this movie was destined for the red tiers. Why the 70, then? Easy. It stars Bull from Night Court as a rotting Vietnam vet zombie and Norm from Cheers as...well, Norm.
rklenseth rklenseth
70T6
bortre
91T9
BattleToad BattleToad
70T4
House is a very casual horror movie. It takes a lot of time to be funny and relaxed while spreading the horror elements across the film leading it to a hardly climactic, but fine ending. Meh!
Brando Brando
70T7
spacekraken spacekraken
79T5
filmgirl79 filmgirl79
75T7
jimmyjazz
78T8
winbran winbran
50T4
gwynplaine gwynplaine
30T1
fact100 fact100
25T2
michaelsykes
80T7
Stronger than Fred Dekker's other '86 effort 'Night of the Creeps' in that it better meets the two criteria of a horror comedy.
shanno
40T2
Temiel
77T2
lucretius
87T7
Moses77
5T2
rhinderman rhinderman
72T4
actlikealady actlikealady
75T6
I love the goofy monsters in this movie.
chiefcuster chiefcuster
60T6
Killfast37
80T7
dst7175 dst7175
83T9
mukor mukor
80T6
saucyjack saucyjack
50T4
ok, but writer Dekker did much better in the horror-comedy genre with Night of the Creeps
NathanDarko NathanDarko
90T8
FlashCalahan
70T6
JohnnyZombie JohnnyZombie
82T5
porzano porzano
14T1
Karmak Karmak
5T3
RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
66T4
doctor7 doctor7
51T4
Some funny parts in this horror-comedy but it focuses on horror more than the comedy. This is a bad move because it's not scary as it intends to be but when it wants to be funny, it is. As with a lot of films from the 80's it's packed with trademark 80's style which can be good, if you enjoy that kind of campy style, or it can be bad if it's not your bag. Some of it's surreal elements are interesting but I be lying if I said I wanted to see this film more than once.
Shmendrek Shmendrek
3T6
Not that bad, actually. Some of the scenes are genuinely creepy and it keeps a pretty good sense of humor throughout.
StaunchWoody
79T3
vandercolomb
40T6
IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
58T2
Gladstone Gladstone
5T5
spleen spleen
79T7
More comedy than horror but, at the same time, not really funny either. Probably would've been better with all George Wendt and no William Katt.
mlpgaffney mlpgaffney
82T6
twincinema twincinema
30T2
flund
52T7
Grann-Bach
50T2
jakncoke jakncoke
77T4
dognamedfrog
70T5
schizotoast schizotoast
61T5
stanthecaddy stanthecaddy
67T4
nymsa
30T2
Jeb Jeb
62T5
Genuinely creepy as I recall, but still very pretentious and dry in several parts, holding this back from a higher score.
CrazyJim9380
70T2
dhabit
78T9
RichardvDam
82T7
Ronin167 Ronin167
63T6
DougCollins DougCollins
80T5
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
47T4
DocBrowne
76T6
Big_Lemons Big Lemons
78T4
Solid camp.
jodamico jodamico
55T2
BleuRose BleuRose
70T3
ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
70T9
Mindrage
80T7
UmbrellaMan
73T3
Suteupac Suteupac
50T5
Not bad for some 80's cheese. If you're into corny 80's comedy/horror, this is definitely worth a viewing. Norm from Cheers gives and Oscar worthy performance as the annoying next door neighbor.
aarona1c aarona1c
82T7
quargelbrot
40T2
peekay505 peekay505
45T2
kurisu1974 kurisu1974
70T7
deckard0 deckard0
75T2
Batmite
70T7
princemuchao
57T3
Bruce
80T10
Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
32T2
oread oread
66T3
geordiefella
30T1
Cerebrus Cerebrus
40T2
PaleShadow PaleShadow
3T4
copayne
77T3
Gryphon
65T4
Chavie1982
66T5
roger1
90T6
borislugosi borislugosi
65T4
ribcage ribcage
68T6
FlashCallaha
70T6
zerothh
60T5
Grouchy Grouchy
70T3
hotsake hotsake
68T5
aaaaaaarrggg
43T3
Slick-looking but hopelessly juvenile haunted house comedy. Full of rubbery monsters and flat humor (though Wendt is amusing as a nosy neighbor), this film is a clutter of disparate elements that never come together, yet it was somehow popular enough to inspire three sequels. Lenz is utterly wasted in the thankless role of Katt's bitchy ex-wife.
Zenmidnight Zenmidnight
84T5
GrannBach
50T2
007Tuxedo 007Tuxedo
60T3
Rumplesink_ii Rumplesink
65T5
soraxtm
20T1
nrm4
42T2
Adobe Slats
85T9
Prismatic Prismatic
76T5
TheDiceman TheDiceman
45T3
Decent horror comedy.
loserville
49T4
KirkJiggler
8T6
coot
50T3
filmaffinity filmaffinity
56T4
marsco marsco
51T3
Sheldrake Sheldrake
30T2
O_o
75T6
IluvMovies IluvMovies
88T7
onurdulger
80T6
Minky741
68T5
GoreGalore
65T4
pagemonkey
87T5
kyleloomis kyle.loomis
2T2
Treeship Treeship
77T8
Ulrind
60T4
elmakebabi elmakebabi
57T4
Bemis Bemis
55T2
sarah_assaf sarah-assaf
98T10
JohnnyHarker
5T4
DBibby DBibby
50T2
neil-476
70T6
Unsaintly Unsaintly
53T5
sweetsin0r sweetsin0r
70T3
bribrihate
60T2
KingKongBong KingKongBong
75T3
real8 real8
60T6
Aaron1375
70T7
SDPlissken SDPlissken
14T2
windowseat
40T1
FitFortDanga MartinTeller
60T2
Scary plus funny is not always a recipe for success. Watchable, but hardly notable.
SneakySneaks
60T3
thecensor the_censor
0T6
MrOlivier Mr.Olivier
53T4
Inkerictus Inkerictus
65T4
Boz0r
65T4
Luke Cage
68T3
Coffey Coffey
70T4
Guilty pleasure cheesy 80's horror flick.
JudgeX
65T6
HobbesZ HobbesZ
77T6
Deaths
2T5
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