I skipped watching this when I did my 1986 movie marathon (it didn’t even make the list of 40 movies I watched for that), and I can’t even remember if I ever watched it even back in the day — what I do remember is the VHS box at rental shops. In a piece I read recently on Halloween H2o and its director Steve Miner, there was some mention of other films that Miner had directed, which included House (and also a couple of Friday the 13th films), and so I decided to watch it. This is definitely more of a comedy, using horror as the setting, while never being horrific. It was fun seeing something starring William Katt (The Greatest American Hero), and overall I didn’t dislike my time with this, enough that I’ll probably watch House II as well.
A bit of an old post on Spoon & Tamago that I just came across, it’s about a home with the punny name of “Plathome” because, well, it looks like a train platform — yes, that’s a real train wagon (no longer in use) next to it. Pretty fun idea for a house design.