Dont hesitate to send in your own reviews of the film or any that you come across during your research or reading. It is always a pleasure to include material from other House fans on the site. Below are a selection of the published press reviews for the film which was generally very well received.




"unexpectedly ambitious, refreshingly unpredictable horror comedy. William Katt is wonderful in his most challenging role...he gets a strong assist from consistently amusing George Wendt. The special effects are imaginative and impressive. House is fun to visit."

-Los Angeles Times


"Not the usual haunted-house has a style that is unexpectedly snappy."

Janet Maslin, New York Times


"A slick unusually off-beat horror comedy."

- Boston Herald


" of the funniest, most intelligent ''horror'' movies ever made"

-Video Hound's Golden Movie Retriever


"A pretty damned creepy movie -- and it's funny, too! Predating Evil Dead 2 by a bit, House has a lot of similar style, with some particularly neat scare tactics and frantic camera work that will probably make you jump at least once."

- Chris Todd, KABALAscaretactics


Original release date: February 28, 1986 (USA)

West Germany 24 April 1986

France 4 June 1986

Sweden 18 July 1986

Portugal February 1989 (Fantasporto film festival)


Original taglines:

'Ding Dong,You're Dead'

'There goes the neighborhood.'

'You are cordially invited to spend an evening with Roger Cobb and his friends'

'Don't come alone!'


Production Companies

New World Pictures

New World Video

Special Effects

Dream Quest Images Backwood Film



$19.445m (USA)