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Horror novelist Roger Cobb is a man on the edge, reeling from his recent divorce, haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his young son, and struggling with his new book about his traumatic experiences in Vietnam. But when he moves into the strange house left to him by his late aunt, Roger’s precarious sanity comes under siege by nightmares of his dead war buddy, visits from a nosy neighbor, and an onslaught of hideous creatures from another dimension. Horror has found a new home, and it’s fully furnished with murder, monsters and madness. William Katt (TV’s The Greatest American Hero), George Wendt (TV’s Cheers), Richard Moll (TV’s Night Court) and Kay Lenz (Stripped to Kill) star in this outrageously scary horror hit, produced by Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th) and directed by Steve Miner (Warlock, Halloween: H20).
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The special effects and excellent timing bring the scares, but underneath them is a story about a man coping with a lot of loss. The cast is excellent. I'd forgotten how cute Kay Lenz was. And the house itself is gorgeous. Definitely worth a rental or a Shudder subscription.
Overall a good campy haunted house story.
As for the movie itself, "House" is of course a lot of fun--even when it strains credibility (the hot next-door neighbor capriciously dropping off her son for a crazed Vietnam War vet to babysit!), gets pretty bizarre (the bathroom window into the darkest aspects of the sub-conscious mind), the apparition of the protagonist's ex-wife becoming a hideous creature after at first appearing to be normal--but this is a great fantasy construct (conceived by the strangely forgotten Fred Dekker) and the movie works in many ways. It's half serious, and half horror, but even for all of this it never loses its central drama (and painful reality) of a family having been torn apart. The movie itself I would rate a strong B+. But I can't give the DVD any higher of a marking because I think the lack of extra content is simply lazy. "House" got tagged (unfairly?) with an R-rating; there are a few choice words here and there, and some frightening creature effects, but overall this is an entertaining, fairly mild effort from the better end of the 80's horror TV/film market (this isn't the deplorable kind of horror movie that we have nowadays, like the openly empty and antagonistically sadistic "Saw" travesties or that kind of "we see no potential in the future of the human race" kind of "horror")--I see a lot of great 80s/90s TV comedy stars here (if you watch "Cheers" or "Night Court", you'll see) and it's nice to find a funhouse horror effort that has heart, humanity, and humor at its center. I definitely recommend the movie. (I bought this after seeing the trailer on the "Slugs" DVD, so this movie's trailer illustrates how a movie is supposed to be sold.)
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