Debaser Film

House II: The Second Story

As I mentioned in my write-up of the first House film, I wanted to see the sequel, and now realize what a mistake that was. This is not a good movie, to a point where I was barely paying attention during the second half. It leans even more in the comedy side of things than the first one, but it’s not funny, caught somewhere between an uninspired Jumanji and Gremlins. The one fun thing was in some of the casting though, and that’s for the inclusion of John Ratzenberger (who replaces his Cheers pal George Wendt from the first film), and Bill Maher as a sleazy record exec. The first House is a bit of silly fun, but don’t bother with the sequel.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.