House 3: The Horror Show
After three years, the serial killer Max Jenke gets captured by Detective Lucas McCarthy, but the case doesn’t let Lucas go as every night he wakes up in fear, having dreamt that Jenke has come back for him and his family. When Jenke gets executed, his last words to Lucas are that he’ll be back to terrorise his life. Little hours later, an electric shock goes through the morgue and Jenke’s spirit arises from his body and flies straight to the house of the McCarthy family where Jenke starts haunting Lucas and kills the boyfriend of Lucas’ daughter. When the body gets discovered, the police suspect Lucas to be the killer and take him into custody, leaving Lucas’ family alone in the house together with Jenke…
Sound and Vision:
The DVD has “remastered” on the cover, but the question is whether that’s good. The Dolby Digital 5.1 track does have the music coming troughout all speakers, but towards the ending, several times you’ll hear bullets flying another way than you’re seeing them go. It’s like the soundtrack deteriorates towards the ending with overall effects and dialogues sounding hollow in the beginning and not even synchronised with the mouths of the actors at the end. Really terrible.
The image isn’t really bad, but nothing to write home about. I didn’t spot any edge enhancement, but some grain was there and the overall image could have been a bit more sharp if you ask me. But hey, what do you expect from a low budget horror flic from 1989 ?
Low budget is low budget and this movie probably has all its money in Lance Henriksen and Brion James who are in fact the only minor positive points here