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6.11 h 32 min198615
A horror novelist moves into a freaky haunted house after his aunt kills herself.
Steve Miner
William KattKay LenzGeorge Wendt
English (UK) [CC]English (US) [CC]
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4.2 out of 5 stars

819 global ratings

  1. 60% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 17% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 13% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 5% of reviews have 1 stars
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KratosReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 March 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
a must watch for horror comedy fans!
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this is a film from when I was a lot younger, finding a cupboard in the dinning room that had loads of VHS tapes that belonged to my dad...

I remember putting the tape in the machine and being scared ad yet fascinated on what I was watching my absolute fondest memory of house was its score/music it is creepy yet captivating I can still hum along to every part..

but in all seriousness this film has amazing effects, great acting for what kind of film it is, bit cheesy at times but that's part of its chum, the story is also good your routing for the protagonist for whole way.

for me House is more or less on the same page as Evil Dead and would of been an awesome cross over back in the day aawww man you can dream!...
4 people found this helpful
Mark TwainReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 May 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Demented HOUSE
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A clever humorous pyschological trippy horror film where writer William Katt inheritshis great Aunts HOUSE! Hauntings ensue as he begins in earnest to write a new novel based on his vietnam war experiences after moving in. Is he losing his mind, is the house possessed as he grapples with personal greif at mysterious disappearance of young son, warnings from his great Aunt who comitted suicide as the house drove her to it and the seperation from his wife an actress. Horror and mayhem ensue blurring lines between reality as his mind deteriorates between delusional psychosis and horror haunting reality. Take the leap. Good support cast and tension gripped melodrama make the original HOUSE compelling Good decent transfer supplemented with plenty of special featurettes and making of ..
6 people found this helpful
GizzyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 February 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nostalgia in the best possible way for us 40 somethings.
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I remember owning this on vhs.
This is a classic 80s movie. I am sure the synopsis has been done to death by many other reviewers and fair enough to them. Watching this again now in the 21st century was something special for me. Age has certainly been kind to the film. This high definition release is a pleasure to watch. If you like me, are a 40 something horror film fan, no doubt that you have seen this before. If you don't own a copy of it on dvd yet. THIS is the one for you. An incredible piece of nostalgia.
6 people found this helpful
RattyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 July 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Nothing special but mildly entertaining.
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I remember I enjoyed this back in the eighties. Oh even for the eighties it was pretty corny and low budget but it had a curtain charm and though as a comedy the humour is very weak, no laugh out louds, it still raises more of a smile than a groan. The special effects are very, and I mean very poor. A return to men in rubber suits and life size puppets. The story line, when you can spot a story line, is ludicrous and farfetched but it bounces along at such a jaunty pace one hardly cares that it's a load of rubbish we just want to known where's it going next and each new revelation, though not the greatest, are none to disappointing either.
Plot line? Not that it matter's; it's basically Horror Story writer inherits haunted house that conjures up ghosts from ones own past. What ever secret guilt you've tried to forget it brings back to haunt you to death. But he's not intimidated and fights back. His major concern is keeping it secret from the neighbours. It's in that trying to keep it secret that there lies the humour.
2 people found this helpful
AndrewReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 October 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Didn't work for me.
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I find it very strange that House was so well received. I do love comedy horrors, but this one is never scary, very rarely funny, and the emotional scenes just fall flat. Everything is poorly shot and overlit - showing rubbery effects that may have been passable if filmed better - and there's just a dreariness over the whole movie that had me constantly checking how many minutes were left.
shirley kearneyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 June 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
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Having read the rave reviews I thought, yeah, give it a go.. I got halfway through before I gave up the ghost (pun intended)
I couldn't make up my mind whether it was a tragedy; because the guy had lost his son, or a comedy; because of the running around and the face pulling..
Whatever it wanted to be when it grew up it wasn't scary, it wasn't funny and it wasn't tragic.
It was a miss mash of disjointed scenes with little or no cohesion. More of a farce..
The one star was for the house, because it was cool..
4 people found this helpful
ANDYVReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 December 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Daft blast from my past
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Brought back good memories Dated daft still fun
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 December 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Good old fashioned stupid horror movie stuff from the 80’s. Enjoyed re watching it.
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