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House [DVD]

William Katt , Kay Lenz , Steve Miner    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll, Mary Stavin
  • Directors: Steve Miner
  • Writers: Ethan Wiley, Fred Dekker
  • Producers: Patrick Markey, Richard F. Brophy, Roger Corman, Sean S. Cunningham
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Digital Ent
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Sep 2002
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CZ47
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,948 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Vietnam veteran Roger Cobb (William Katt) decides to move into his aunt's old Victorian mansion in an attempt to find his son, who went missing there sometime before. The creepy building once bore witness to his aunt's suicide, and now, as Roger attempts to unravel its mysteries, he begins to experience all manner of evil apparitions, not to mention zombies who force him to relive his nightmares.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great film (with good extras) 14 Feb 2004
Having read the only other review for this film, I have to agree with everything said about it. Except for the extras, unless the review was watching a diferent version of this dvd,I find the extras plentiful and interesting. 2 trailers, photo and stills,the making of house feature, commentary x2, and newly created 5.1, and widescreen, not bad for a little now horror! from the mid eighties.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good entertainment for the price 1 April 2005
This 1980's comedy horror is quite entertaining as far as horror films from this time period generally go. There are many amusing parts in the film and the acting is, quite naturally, not the best in the world. But hey, that's only to be expected. House makes up for these let downs since it becomes so comical in parts and the viewer just has to laugh. For the price, it's a pretty good deal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars House Extras 2 Aug 2008
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I found this film very funny with its dark humour. There are genuinely scary moments. You get the best effect of these if you watch House late at night with all the lights off!

On a technical note, I have the 2006 edition of House and there are certainly no extras. There was a version released in 2002. It appears that the 2002 edition is the one with the extras.
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4.0 out of 5 stars old school haunted house fun 28 Oct 2011
By mr x
this is a cracking forgotten 80's horror with some eerie moments and some fun ones too which for this generation wont go down well as there is no one being tortured for no reason and no sex. if like me you are now the wrong side of 30 and remember the good old days of proper horrors i.e elm street, halloween and in particular poltergeist then this is one for you if you missed it back in the day. plot is simple child of famous writer goes missing in the grounds of his aunts house and after her suicide he(william katt-big wednesday)goes back to live in the house to write his new novel which is based on his experiences in vietnam where he bottled killing a friend who was badly wounded and ended up being captured and tortured to death and because of this has taken his son who is now trapped inside the house behind the mirror so to speak in another dimension which he must enter to find his son and take on his former freind. some good scares and comedy moments as our hero with the help of his putz neighbour try to solve the riddle of the house. ghosts, monsters, laughs and 80's special effects. always liked this since i was a kid just dont know how they spelt the lead actors name wrong on the front cover!
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go William Katt! 14 May 2000
By Lucy - Published on
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I don't care what any of you think. "House" is fantastic! It was a funny and wonderful horror/comedy. It wasn't intended to be deep, or moving, or intelligent in the ways you speak of. And I am not a: a college student of b: desperate for entertainment and I really enjoyed it. But I can see where you're coming from when I take in the fact that you need a sense of humor to enjoy this movie. I thought it was fantastically funny and enjoyable. The acting was not terrible. This movie wasn't written by Shakespeare or directed by Stephen Spielberg or Stanley Kubrick after all. But the director of "House" did a fine job. If you do not enjoy movies that are meant purely for fun, you should not watch this. And if you are expecting Academy Award worthy performances from a low-budget eighties horror flick, (though William Katt was wonderful) don't watch this. But, if you enjoy great horror movies with some strange and low-budget effects and a darling leading man, watch "House". It is a great example of good work from its genre.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic "rainy-day" flick... 14 Jun 2000
By A Customer - Published on
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"House" is one of those outrageously wayward, B-list horror films of the 1980's that I'm proud to take a guilty pleasure in! From the hands of "Friday the 13th" creators Sean S. Cunningham and Steve Miner, this film effectively blends entertaining elements of surrealistic terror and tongue-in-cheek comedy. William Katt, George Wendt, and Richard Moll's performances are probably the biggest reason I keep knocking on "House's" door. You can't help but chuckle as mild-mannered novelist Roger Cobb (Katt) and his semi-oafish neighbor (Wendt) do battle against the ugly phantasms that beset them in his deceased aunt's haunted Victorian house. I just love the mounted swordfish that comes to life and Roger's comical attempt to prove his sanity by photographing one of the house's closet ghouls with the help of a Radio Shack barricade of cameras, mics, and VCRs while in his old Vietnam army gear! Also, the creature effects and "Friday the 13th" composer Harry Manfredini's score help keep this film's campy momentum clipping along.
All in all, "House" is a noteworthy 80's midnite flick that ranks with the likes of "Evil Dead II", "The Toxic Avenger", and "Killer Klowns From Outer Space." I do recommend steering clear away from its many deplorable sequels, unless you're in desperate need of a free lobotomy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hey, that cheese in intentional! 22 May 2000
By That Guy Simon - Published on
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If you're looking for something truly scary, look elsewhere. Same if you're looking for something visually stunning, laden with brilliant acting, or intelligently funny. The humor and the horror in this flick are both stupid - but that's the whole point. Here's some math: take a Jason (Friday the 13th) movie, add a Naked Gun movie, divide the humor by 1.5, the horror by 2, and the budget by 3, and you've got House. It's hilarious, unpredictable, bizarre beyond belief, maybe a little bit scary at times, and weirdest of all in a movie like this, the main character is actually pretty believable! The film takes any 'rules' for haunted houses and throws them out the window: an unkillable monster that looks like the main character's wife for a few minutes comes in from outside, some really weird looking thing emerges from a closet and tries to grab people, and the bathroom mirror is a portal to somewhere that both is and isn't a beach in the Vietnam War. If you have an open mind and can laugh at the bizarre and unpredictable, I highly recommend this movie.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A different haunted house film. 4 July 2000
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I really love this movie for it's originality in plot, especially for a haunted house horror film. Most of the haunted house films are all the same, because their either just like Amityville, or just like The Haunting. It's not just about a ghost possesed house, it's more about a house that takes it's visitor's into a neitherworld of terror. This film has some great special effects and cool looking creatures. House has some comedy blended into it as well. I think the element that makes this movie scary is mainly the film's musical score. The sequals to House are just rediculousley bad but if you want to see the sequal to this movie only, than just skip to House IV, the rest have nothing to do with the original plot.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This movie is quite funny and scary at the same time!!! 8 Mar 1999
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This movie is one of the few scary movies that actually has a plot!!! The haunted house plays hysterical antics on the writer living in the house to drive him crazy and move away. It makes a dead sword fish on the wall come alive!!! Noone else but him can see it, because when other people show up it stops!!! His next door neighbor(Norm from Cheers) that is a fanatic believes he is crazy, and pokes fun at him. I especially like the fat ugly woman(either a ghost or hillucination) that goes after the writer is very funny!!! This movie make you bust out laughing, and then shutter in fear!!!
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