House III details
|Starring:||Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Dedee Pfeiffer, Aron Eisenberg, Rita Taggart|
|Rental release:||Not currently released|
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The 'serious' House movieBy David Gray from Clackmannanshire, Scotland , 27 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Whilst this doesn't relate to the other House films (although only 1 and 4 are associated with each other) in the typical sense, it was still brought in as part of the franchise to try to give it a bigger draw of people to go see it. I hoipwe it worked.
Typically the House films are about a House with some kind of underlying evil that tries to force its way out, mentally and physically harming their inhabitants. And whilst it may not osund like it, the House films tend to be pretty funny. This is NOT a funny film.
Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends 'Meat Cleaver Max', a mass muderer who has killed over 150 people, and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas' family is under attack by the vengeful spirit of Jenke, his sanity in question, and his house haunted. Aided by a disreputable college professor, Lucas must try to reclaim his mind, house, and family.
The film is enjoyable, but suffers from ther fate of most horror movies in that the story gets stretched a little thin for the sake of trying to deliver more gore and killings.
Overall, it's a slightly better than average horror film, that manages to be quite disturbing at the same time. Definitely give this a rent if you are into horror films in a big way, or even just to see how vastly different this is from the rest of the House series.
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lot like stephen king's shocker !!!!By debz123 (57 reviews) from Morpeth , 11 Oct 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHidethis film is nothing like the previous two other house films, none of the films are to do with each other, dont no why there just not, treat the film as a seperate film, i enjoyed film, reminded me alot of the stephen king's film shocker, as both serial killers were put to death by electric chair and came back to life on a killing spree by electricity, definatly one to watch and i would highly recomend it,
brillBy a customer from Cannock , 02 Jan 2009brill got nothing to do with the other two films best out of the four tho . plenty of blood chopped of heads legs arms. the best one i really enjoyed it
crapBy billy (32 reviews) from Yeovil , 27 Sep 2008do not bother, it is crap
Not bad on its own, nothing like the originalBy Richard Wagner from London, England , 30 Dec 2006It seems this whole House series is completely disjointed. This wasn't in the same house, really had nothing to do with the House itself, and in no way connects with the first 2 House movies. Might I add, the first 2 had little to do with each other as well.
With that said, this movie actually wasn't bad. It's one of those 'Cape Fear' kind of movies where a man puts away a criminal and the criminal takes revenge on his family. Only this time, the criminal is actually put to death, and comes back.
The movie had some shock to it, and some upsetting scenes, such as what happens to the daughter, just wait and see.
I give it 3 of 5, not bad at all. Worth seeing for horror fans. Being the completist that I am, I will see the 4th one as well, but it probably has nothing to do with the original either, so why am I completing this 'series'?
Nothing to do with HouseBy VivC from Essex , 15 Jun 2005I have seen a while back HOUSE I which was great, scary, funny, brilliant.. HOUSE II was very, very weird & stupid, this movie is ok but has nothing to do with the first 2 movies, its basically just another budget horror flick, worth watching if you have nothing better to watch, but not a great movie.