House

House ★★★½

This is one of the more fascinating examples of horror comedy I've recently seen. On it's surface, the film is a complete mess. The plot is barely there, the characters are unabashed stereotypes. The effects are weak even for the time.

And yet, there is something incredibly fascinating about the film. Perhaps it is the full commitment everybody involved gives. Everybody involved is having an absolute blast with the lunacy on display. The scares are incredibly inventive, and show a level of imagination that is often lacking in more serious horror. The characters embrace the fact that they are nothing but archetypes, and the film ultimately knows exactly what it's trying to do and delivers on that.

This isn't a particularly scary film, but it is an engrossing watch. It will surely not leave you bored.