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Lord Zedds Reviews

HOUSE (1986)
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Directed By:
Steve Miner

Starring:
William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz

Rated R
Genre: Horror
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Language, Graphic Violence
Also Known As:
House: Ding Dong, You're Dead (USA) (video title)

THE PLOT:

Roger Cobb moves into his aunt's house after her mysterious suicide. Roger is a famous horror writer in the lines of Steven King. But Roger has come to not write horror but an account of what happened to him during the Vietnam War.

But distractions keep Roger from focusing, the hot chick down the street and the strange creatures that keep appearing to try to kill him. As he delves more into a painful memory where a friend begs Roger to kill him rather then be captured but he couldn't do it, the more intense the hauntings. Which leads Roger to believe there some kind of connection to that dead friend.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

Okay, now first off you know how I feel about horror comedies. There has to be a balance between the two elements. A nice mixture of horror and comedy, which I can say without fear of contradiction this movie has. The cast does a great job, the story works and the creature effects are way cool. But if you keep track of the buried treasures then you already know how I liked this movie and enjoy it greatly. 9 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

Evil lurks within the house, that could have been a tagline. But it wasn't and that's cool. But I love the poster, the floating disembodied hand holding a key. I got to admit Zedd is right and if he didn't already recommend it as a buried treasure, I would have. Love this movie, there are some minor character issues like how the neighbor thought he was nuts at first. But it's minor. 9 STARS as well.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ STORY (The story is perfect.)
+ CAST (The cast does a great job.)
+ CREATURE EFFECTS (The creature effects was perfect.)
+ ATMOSPHERE (The atmosphere was just perfect.)
+ BLEND (A perfect blend of horror and comedy.)

...AND FINALLY...

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- MINOR CHARACTER ISSUES (It did some minor character issues.)

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