27 May 2024
House (1986)
92 min.
Directed by Steve Miner.
With William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll, Kay Lenz, Mary Stavin, Susan French.
Friday the 13th Part 2 director Miner tries his hand at the haunted house genre with mixed results.

Roger Cobb (Katt) is a horror novelist who moves into his recently deceased aunt's home in hopes of finding some solitude for writing his next book. Being a Vietnam vet, Cobb has decided his new book will be about his experiences in the war.

Only, it seems the house has plans of its own. It doesn't like Roger, and it wants him gone. Playing all manner of tricks and gimmicks on the unlucky guy, Roger might not finish his book - if the house finishes him first!

Some mildly interesting effects here. Katt is likable, yet this hinges too much upon humor and clever gags.

Memorable horror comedies are an extremely rare breed indeed and this one unfortunately can't claim the title.

Still, followed by three sequels, if you can imagine, so you watch it and be the judge.

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