Ginger Nuts of Horror
This Arrow Video release sees the House saga, brought together on Blu-ray for the first time in a spectacular Dual Format set. Scary, funny and downright entertaining, the four House films each tell a different tale of creepy old houses as the people living in them deal with undead Vietnam vets, zombie cowboys, murderers that refuse to die and, naturally, possessed pizzas. Lots of fun and utterly bonkers, House: The Complete Collection is a must for horror and cult fans alike.
Step inside, we’ve been expecting you! At long-last, Arrow Video is proud to present the complete House saga, brought together on Blu-ray for the first time!
In the original House, William Katt (Carrie) stars as Roger Cobb, a horror novelist struggling to pen his next bestseller. When he inherits his aunt’s creaky old mansion, Roger decides that he has found the ideal place in which to get some writing done. Unfortunately, the house’s monstrous supernatural residents have other ideas…
House II: The Second Story sees young Jesse (Arye Gross) moving into an old family mansion where his parents were mysteriously murdered years before. Plans for turning the place into a party pad are soon thwarted by the appearance of Jesse’s mummified great-great-grandfather, his mystical crystal skull and the zombie cowboy who’ll stop at nothing to lay his hands on it!
In House 3 (released domestically as The Horror Show) Lance Henriksen (Aliens) stars as a detective who sends a sadistic serial killer to the electric chair, only to find himself stalked by the maniac from beyond the grave.
Meanwhile, House IV: The Repossession has William Katt returning to the fold for one last terrifying tale that mixes seedy mobsters, Native American spirits and a singing pizza in perhaps the barmiest House entry of all!
From the team that brought you Friday the 13th, the House films are era-defining horror classics – now newly restored and loaded with brand new extras!
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There’s possibly not a barmier slice of late 80s and early 90s horror as the House series. Packed with brilliant visual effects, the four films tell tales of hauntings, magic, monsters and mayhem as their various characters get to grips with living in some of the creepiest houses around.
The four films star a host of cult faces including William Katt (Carrie), Arye Gross (TV’s Castle), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Dedee Pfeiffer (Vamp) and Brion James (Blade Runner), and make for some seriously fun viewing with each film’s different theme. Whether it’s the shadow of Vietnam in House, the horror-comedy chops of House II: The Second Story, the all-out scares of House III: The Horror Show, or the downright craziness of House IV each film in the collection has something to keep horror and cult cinema fans happy.
House: The Complete Collection is a perfect piece of Saturday night fun, so grab a beer and a slice of (hopefully not singing) pizza, and settle in to enjoy one of the most entertaining US horror franchises of all time.
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 2K restorations of all four films
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
The House Companion – limited edition 60-page book featuring new writing on the entire House franchise by researcher Simon Barber, alongside a wealth of archive material
Audio commentary with director Steve Miner, producer Sean S. Cunningham, actor William Katt and screenwriter Ethan Wiley
Ding Dong, You’re Dead! The Making of House – brand new documentary featuring interviews with Steve Miner, Sean S. Cunningham, Ethan Wiley, story creator Fred Dekker, stars William Katt, Kay Lenz, and George Wendt, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up and creature effects artists Barney Burman, Brian Wade, James Belohovek, Shannon Shea, Kirk Thatcher, and Bill Sturgeon, special paintings artists Richard Hescox and William Stout, and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder
HOUSE II: THE SECOND STORY
Audio commentary with writer-director Ethan Wiley and producer Sean S. Cunningham
It’s Getting Weirder! The Making of House II: The Second Story – brand new documentary featuring interviews with Ethan Wiley, Sean S. Cunningham, stars Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Lar Park Lincoln, and Devin DeVasquez, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up & creature effects artists Chris Walas, Mike Smithson, visual effects supervisor Hoyt Yeatman, and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder
HOUSE III: THE HORROR SHOW
Uncut Version, for the first time on Blu-ray!
Audio commentary with producer Sean S. Cunningham
The Show Must Go On – interview with actor/stuntman Kane Hodder
House Mother – interview with actress Rita Taggart
Slaughter Inc. – brand new featurette with special make-up effects creators Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger
HOUSE IV: THE REPOSSESSION
Audio commentary with director Lewis Abernathy
Home Deadly Home: The Making of House IV – brand new documentary featuring interviews with director Lewis Abernathy, producer Sean S. Cunningham, stars Terri Treas and William Katt, actor/stunt coordinator Kane Hodder, and composer Harry Manfredini