House is a 1986 American comedy horror filmdirected by Steve Miner, produced by Sean S. Cunningham, and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll, and Kay Lenz. The plot, co-written by Fred Dekker, tells of a troubled author who lives in his deceased aunt’s house and soon falls victim to the house being haunted. Upon release on February 28, 1986, it grossed $22.1 million worldwide. It was followed by three sequels: House II: The Second Story, House III: The Horror Show, and House IV.