The Horror Show

1989

Horror

4
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 26%
IMDb Rating 4.9 10 2835

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Reviewed by Claudio Carvalho 7 / 10

Shocker II

When Detective Lucas McCarthy (Lance Henriksen) finally captures the notorious serial-killer Meat Clever Max Jenke (Brion James), he feels relieved when Max is executed by the electric chair. However the parapsychologist Dr. Tower (Matt Clark) warns McCarthy that Max will return, but he does not give attention to the doctor. McCarthy is a family man and lives with his wife Donna (Rita Taggart) and their daughter Bonnie (Dedee Pfeiffer) and son Scott (Aron Eisenberg) in a comfortable house. Soon McCarthy becomes delusional seeing Max everywhere. When Bonnie´s boyfriend Vinnie (David Oliver) is found dead in the house, his family believes McCarthy killed the teenager and he is arrested. But he knows that Max is the responsible for Vinnie´s murder and wants to destroy his family.

"The Horror Show" is a supernatural gore film with a rip-off Wes Craven´s "Shocker". Although entitled 'House III" in Brazil, it might have been "Shocker II". Anyway, "The Horror Show" is underrated with good performances of Lance "Alien" Henriksen and Brion "Blade Runner" James. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "House III - A Casa do Espanto" ("House III - The Frightening House")

Reviewed by Tom D Backman 7 / 10

No Spoilers- Just Kudos

I just learned (reading these IMDb reviews) that this is a supposed "House" iteration... I never would have guessed it- In fact, I've been a fan of this film for years, and never even considered it had anything to do with the "House" films (I've only seen the US release, which is NOT titled 'House III', obviously)- Lance Henrickson is his usual, intense, (in my opinion, Excellent) self, we see a young Dedee Pfiefer being, well, herself- and Brion James at his most foreboding since 'Leon' in Bladerunner... (not going to talk about Tango & Cash here...). As for the 'Shocker' similarities- check the dates... this one came out first- Because of this, (all deference to Mitch Pileggi, of whom I'm also a big fan) I've always felt that Shocker was the rip-off, of a MUCH more intense and, pardon the pun, Shocking film... (I was really surprised to see a "Smithee" attached to this film anywhere- my guess is... politics. But hey, that's Hollyweird for ya). Yup, there's gore, and oh yeah- swearing galore, but this movie is one I look forward to dusting off every October, as my "must watch list" approaches "psycho-killer week"... (quick plug here- if you haven't decided whether or not to watch "Behind the Mask- The Rise of Leslie Vernon"- do yourself a Big favor, and check it out- it defies classification; funny, sharp, and actually Scary!).

If you're looking for a horror movie that may make you wince (talking about Horror Show)- this one could be a winner for you- It certainly is for me.

TDB in Hollywood

Quick P.S.- Fans of Lance- If Vampire movies are more your speed, a MUST-See is "Near Dark"- Honestly one of the Coolest Fang-pics I've ever seen... Happy Haunting!

Reviewed by Rautus 10 / 10

House III: The Horror Show

In America this film is just called The Horror Show but because the makers of House did this film the title was changed to House III: The Horror Show in the UK and Austraila, although it isn't a true sequel to House it is actually a great entertaining movie. Although it is more serious it does have a few humorous scenes like the turkey and the T.V show. The acting is great especially from the two leads, Lance Henriksen and Brion James.

The film sees Detective Lucas McCarthy (Lance Henriksen) catching Max Jenke (Brion James), a psychopathic killer who has murders people with his meat clever, that's why people call him Meat Cleaver Max. Lucas keeps having nightmares about him so he wants to go to his execution so he's nightmares can end, but during the electrocution he's still alive and tells Lucas that he'll tear his world apart then Max is dead. A scientist who knows about Max checks his body then a electric surge happens and Max's soul goes to Lucas's house and goes into the furness, Lucas thinks it's all over but soon Max starts haunting him and changing his reality making him see thinks that are not really happening and causing Lucas to question his sanity, soon the scientist meets with Lucas and explains to him that Max has been electrocuted himself so he becomes more immune to the electric chair, and with the electric energy he can bend our realty and the only way to bring him into our realty is to electrocute him with enough power he'll be forced into our world. So Lucas needs to find Max and stop him before he gets him and his family.

The Horror Show or House III: The Horror Show is a great horror film. Check it out. 10/10

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