House was a comedy horror
film released in 1986. The movie starred William Katt
as Roger Cobb and George Wendt as Harold Gorton.
Although the movie received mixed reviews, it was a big
financial success at the box office. It was popular
enough to warrant several sequels: House 2: The Second
Story (1987), House III: The Horror Show (1989), and
House IV (1992).
In the original movie, Roger Cobb (Katt)
is a horror novelist working on a new book. Things are
not going very well for him as he has separated from his
wife, his only son has disappeared, and his favorite
Aunt has committed suicide. In an effort to isolate
himself from his troubles and work on his novel, he
moves into his Aunt’s house, where he spent much time as
a child. He soon finds himself having terrible
nightmares, and strange things are happening in the
house, like monsters, gremlins, and an old Vietnam era
fellow soldier trying to kill him.
Soon, Roger discovers an entry into the
netherworld in the bathroom medicine cabinet, and while
peering in, he is pulled through by some unseen force.
In the darkness, he finds his lost son, and both
escape. In the end, Roger is able to battle his
“demons”, putting behind him his trouble Vietnam war