When I read this on a website about House III: The Horror Show (1989), it made me more confused than I’d already been about this film being in the franchise (I’m not citing the reference). The Horror Show was originally intended as an entry into the House series of films but was marketed as unrelated, as the producers felt it was too intense compared to the more comedic earlier installments, House and House II: The Second Story.
My confusion is because The Horror Show has nothing to do with a haunted house like the previous two, so I can see why they removed House from the title. It’s filled with similarities to Wes Craven’s Shocker (1989). Those things aside, I enjoyed this film because of the intensity that began from the very first frame.
The Horror Show has great slasher moments if that’s what you’re into, and I am. It was very satisfying for my bestial side. The frights come quickly and don’t stop until the end; another thing that makes me happy and making me wonder why horror film producers these days have to wait until the last twenty minutes to try to scare away my boredom.
If you have not seen House III: The Horror Show, I highly suggest that you do. I gave it 4 out of 5 Stars.