February 28th, 1986



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Roger Cobb is a Vietnam vet whose career as a horror novelist has taken a turn for the worse when his son Jimmy mysteriously disappears while visiting his aunt's house...

Release Year: 1986

Rating: 5.9/10 (8,001 voted)

Director: Steve Miner

Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt

Roger Cobb is a Vietnam vet whose career as a horror novelist has taken a turn for the worse when his son Jimmy mysteriously disappears while visiting his aunt's house. Roger's search for Jimmy destroys his marriage and his writing career. The sudden death of his aunt brings Roger back to the house where his nightmares began. The evil zombies in the house force Roger to endure a harrowing journey into his past.

Writers: Fred Dekker, Ethan Wiley

William Katt - Roger Cobb
George Wendt - Harold Gorton
Richard Moll - Big Ben
Kay Lenz - Sandy Sinclair
Mary Stavin - Tanya
Michael Ensign - Chet Parker
Erik Silver - Jimmy
Mark Silver - Jimmy
Susan French - Aunt Elizabeth
Alan Autry - Cop #3
Steven Williams - Cop #4
James Calvert - Grocery Boy (as Jim Calvert)
Mindy Sterling - Woman in Bookstore
Jayson Kane - Cheesy Stud
Billy Beck - Priest

Taglines: You are cordially invited to spend an evening with Roger Cobb and his friends. Don't come alone!


Official Website: Roger Cobb's House |

Release Date: 28 February 1986

Filming Locations: 329 Melrose Ave, Monrovia, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $5,923,000 (USA) (2 March 1986) (1440 Screens)

Gross: $19,444,631 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Glenn Close and Sigourney Weaver were considered for the female lead role.

Continuity: The rope that Roger lowers into the "black hole" in his medicine cabinet is a smooth, cotton rope. The rope that we see him sliding down is a rough, hemp rope.

[first lines]
Grocery Boy: Mrs. Hooper?

User Review

Total Horror Fun.

Rating: 10/10

I watched 'House' back in 1987 when i was 11. I loved it!!! I found it scary and dark and mysterious and funny and i think i've added too many 'ands' to this review already.

This is about a horror writer (Roger Cobb) who is working on his next book about his experiences in the Vietnam War. His Aunt seemingly has committed suicide and has left the house to him in her will so Roger goes there to work in solitude and is bothered by ghosts and his next door neighbour. He also has to find his lost son who went missing in that house many moons ago.

This is excellent, it truly is. The title is simple but effective and unlike Amityville we see the nasty things that lurk in this house. The video cover is nice too, really eye catching.

Roger sets out on a mission to kick ass. Not just the evil ghosts within his house and beyond but his own personal demons. I love that scene where his ex wife turns into that fat monster thing and he blows her away and....well i don't want to spoil it for anybody but it's awesome. The eighties was by far the best for movies especially horror and sci-fi. We won't see movies like this ever again. GOD DAMN YOU Hollywood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

'House' is awesome straight from the spooky beginning (did i tell ya that this movie is well spooky?) to the twisty horrible shocking end. Go watch this magnificent film straightaway! Did i say that the comedy is kick ass? The comedy is kick ass! 10/10


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