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Was going to say 4.5 but I can't help it. This was such a entertaining movie. Yes the special effects aren't that great but it's a 1980's movie. The acting is actually quite good especially William Katt. More laughs than scares but it was a very fun watch with a huge rewatchability factor.
A classic 80's horror film, while not very scary it is very entertaining and has a good story in my opinion. Although it might be scary for a young audience, some may not like it but I reccomend you give it a watch!
This is an often overlooked gem. Probably due to the rating more than anything but this is a lot of fun. A very silly and goofy horror movie that fans of the Evil Dead will eat up. And, I am pretty certain the song 'Still life" by Iron Maiden (or the inhabitant of the lake by Ramsey Campbell) inspired the film
The movie isn't a triple-A film at all, if you were to give it a rating I would say a solid A- and man is it well produced. The actors are on top of their game and the effects are really cool. To me, yes, this is a 'Good" film, it's not great, but it is certainly good. for more on this film: https://latetothegame.blog/2017/10/18/key-movies-in-my-life-house-1986/
As a horror comedy, I expected more horror and more comedy from House--it's kind of lacking in both departments. Aside from a moment or two, the story really drags in the first half of the movie, and when it finally picks up, it isn't that impressive. I think I prefer the sequel, as corny as it is.
I kind of liked this back in the day, and it's certainly goofy in a very singular way. It's also shockingly inept. I used to have a crush on awkward man-boy William Katt. God only knows what that was about. #dlmchallenge #5
A delicious combination of horror and goofy comedy that is amusing and funny (the rogue hand and the raccoon scene are particularly hilarious), and it works quite well even if its attempt to show the traumatizing effects of the Vietnam War on veterans falls flat.
good flick. lots of surreal and weird stuff going on. silly, but maybe a tad bit TOO silly for my tastes. it had a few "scary" moments, but nothing really connected with me because of just how silly it was. and the nam flashbacks didn't really do much for me in balancing that out, either. those complaints aside, a great flick to throw on and just enjoy without demanding too much of it.