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House

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AKA: Ding Dong, You're Dead
HORROR has found a new HOME
House Picture
Roger Cobbs House...

Starring

William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll, Kay Lenz, Mary Stavin, Michael Ensign, Erik Silver, Mark Silver (II), Susan French, Alan Autry, Steven Williams, James Calvert, Mindy Sterling, Jayson Kane, Billy Beck, Bill McLean, Steve Susskind, John William Young, Dwier Brown, Joey Green Update Cast



Thanks to James Kennedy
William Katt was a finalist for the role of Luke Skywalker!

Brian DePalma and George Lucas auditioned actors for 'Carrie' and 'Star Wars' simultaneously and DePalma chose Katt for 'Carrie.' Mark Hammill, of course, was chosen by Lucas for 'Star Wars.'


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Crew

Director: Steve Miner
Writer: Fred Dekker, Ethan Wiley
Producers: Richard F. Brophy, Sean S. Cunningham, Roger Corman
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Data

Release Date: 28 Feb 1986
MPAA Rating: R
Studio: New World Pictures
Genre: Horror / Occult

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Summary

A true 80's Horror-Comedy.

Great humor, script and 'weirdness'
Not for people who want 'popcorn' spectacle only.

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9/10

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Review

Surely the best 'B' movie that the 80's horror-comedy genre ever crafted. William Katt stars as Roger Cobb, a horror author who is troubled by the disappearance of his only son and the recent suicide of his Aunt. Cobb moves into his Aunt's house, in order to try to write his next novel - an account of his time in Vietnam. Soon, the sinister house uses Cobb's inner demons against him, presenting him with hideous creatures and otherworld dimensions.

Cobb uses his experience as a soldier to combat the strange phenomena that spring forth as he searches for his vanished son who is somewhere inside the house!

With a tremendous comic assist from 'Cheers' player George Wendt, this movie still proves entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny. Special effects are neat in a cartoonish 80's way, and the soundtrack is a must for horror fans. William Katt gives the performance of his career as the troubled Vietnam Vet, whilst Richard Moll is excellent as the 'bullish' Big Ben.

The real magic of House is that it avoids the 'gory' route of most 80's horror, adopting a psychological game of possible reality, accompanied by believable and witty dialogue.

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