House of the Dead Commentary

Mike / May 9th, 2011


  • Destro

    May 9, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Nice one i usually get pretty bored with commentaries but this one was good.

  • romein138

    May 9, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Does the movie continue after this? Need more stuff like this, public domain movies with floor discussion in the game room.

  • May 9, 2011 at 2:43 am

    This is totally not the Uwe Boll one like I was hoping. That one would have been hilarious to hear your guys commentaries about.

  • stoutartist

    May 9, 2011 at 2:43 am

    I’m not sure about the church, but according to Wikipedia Christmas Evil was filmed in “Suburban New Jersey” so it is likely that you inadvertently came across the same floor. Kudos to an obscure find.

  • May 9, 2011 at 2:43 am

    It’s quite possible that scenes inte the movie was filmed in that church because I found that it was actually filmed in Englewood, New Jersey. It’s quite some distance from Cherry Hill, but still in NJ.

  • May 9, 2011 at 2:50 am

    IMDB lists the following filming locations for the movie “You better watch out” (original title):

    Englewood, New Jersey, USA

    Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA

    Hope Rescue Mission – 645 N. Sixth Street, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

    Montclair, New Jersey, USA

  • Abstrakt

    May 9, 2011 at 3:01 am

    f*ck that sh*t ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Svetli

    May 9, 2011 at 3:34 am

    a movie that the HOUSE IS ALIVE AND ATTACK THE PPL

    chek the house


  • AFX

    May 9, 2011 at 3:40 am

    another terrible video game movie, my very first Uwe Boll movie i’ve seen

  • bribrihate

    May 9, 2011 at 4:11 am

    I got this error message….

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    Guru Meditation:
    XID: 1889271120

  • j8ck8ll

    May 9, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Love Mike’s remark at the end, Fuck that shit!

  • marvelis

    May 9, 2011 at 5:06 am

    The vid was real quiet for me, after the commercial I had to turn the volume way up.

    Other than that, good stuff.

  • ZoMBiSLaYa

    May 9, 2011 at 5:18 am

    Actually James, the Video Effect you were thinking of was “bevel and embross”. Thought I’d tell ya. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, great video.

  • bribrihate

    May 9, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Got the video working.

    Entertaining stuff guys. I’d like to hear the entire commentary, even if you released it audio only.

    A movie about a house that attacks people would be Monster House.

    Nice to hear Tales From the Hood mentioned, I think it’s underrated. You guys should give it a rewatch,

  • thetruetombo

    May 9, 2011 at 6:41 am

    PLEASE review the Uwe Ball piece of sh*t!!, I have never seen it, but it would be funny to see someone else watch it. (so we don’t have to suffer watching it!) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the great videos and mike is awesome, I would like to see him play himself as a villian (example a rival nerd!!!)


  • thetruetombo

    May 9, 2011 at 6:42 am

    p.s. Also use Picture in Picture (PIP) for the WHOLE THING! Thanks!

  • AnotherJames

    May 9, 2011 at 7:22 am


    In answer to your query, after your shit gets sucked into your septic tank and turned into a smooth, finely-ground shit milkshake (shitshake?), it either enters into a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) or, in the case of more dated residential communities, into a combined sewer system to be mixed in with the town’s rainwater. I am very sorry to report that I could get into a much more thorough and detailed explanation if you so desired.

    -Another James

  • Jel-K

    May 9, 2011 at 8:36 am

    you just found an excellent movie title: “A floor from 1983” !

  • Efrath

    May 9, 2011 at 8:37 am Is basically about a house that’s alive and attacks people. It’s decent I suppose V:

  • May 9, 2011 at 9:00 am

    @6:45….A Cheetamen Mask!….holy shit!

    lol I’ve had the same sewer conversation before. After moving from the city back to a small town in Maine, I learned that not only do we have a septic tank, but a section of the lawn which underneath is this interesting processing device called a ‘Leach field’ which turns the shit back into…good shit that just goes back into your lawn!

    Thats where we plant my blueberries; they come out real delicious with all that good ass gravy and other unspeakable human waste to plump ’em up, mmm!
    just kidding.

  • May 9, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I’m pretty sure that the creepy girl mask at 6:45 is Little Orphan Annie (Mike had guessed it to be Blondie).

    And I had to laugh at James’ remark about this movie being similar to “Tales From The Hood.” Odds are that the directors of both films would be pissed by the comparison.

  • May 9, 2011 at 9:36 am

    My mistake, somethings funky with the timer to video aspect, the teenage-mutant-zombie-cheetah is shot a couple times on the left after around 6:50.

  • May 9, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I think a lot of people’s parents had that same rug. lol

  • eyeofodin

    May 9, 2011 at 10:49 am

    thats great your reviewing a horror movie, did you get this rip from thats where i got this movie.

  • Synner

    May 9, 2011 at 11:08 am

    About the house, it reminds me of a passsage in th Dark Tower (Stephen King) when the kid try to go through the door and the house try to kill him.

  • pedrotairum

    May 9, 2011 at 11:09 am


  • May 9, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Great stuff. You guys are pretty hardcore for sitting through that pile of donkey doo-doo. Have you ever watched a movie called Satan’s Dog. I sat through all of this movie. It was rough, or it was woof I should say. Ha! Check that one out. You’ll have a field day with that. Pure Satan’s Dog shit. Keep the vids rolling, great stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • TheThrashKing

    May 9, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Damn I was hoping for a full commentary.

  • HubbsTheThird

    May 9, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I set fire to the VHS of this movie after I watched it.

  • irrelevant

    May 9, 2011 at 11:55 am

    7:04 looks like there’s a gas leak or something.

  • rigormortiss

    May 9, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I thought it was the Uwe Boll crap, based on the arcede games

  • hajpermegaman

    May 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Was expecting a full length commentary, but pretty cool anyway!

  • May 9, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    You guys should a commentary on something like The Dunwich Horror. The 70s version, not the TV remake.

  • Venkman

    May 9, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    awesome….moar plz.

  • Dr. DM

    May 9, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    House (1986 film), sure you have seen it but if not check it out, would be great for Monster Madness!

  • handsome pete

    May 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    On the plus side, shit is constantly happening in Uwe’s movie, and people die left and right. Plus it’s easily his greatest success ever. It had two DVD releases, a sequel (which wasn’t even directed by Uwe!!!), and it was the only one of Uwe’s movies to ever make back its money. And don’t forget: director’s commentary. Meanwhile, this House of the Dead looks like if you took the sex and gore out of an Italian exploitation movie.

  • viJilance

    May 9, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Honestly you guys need to have a few drinks or smoke a joint & lighten up. This movie looks so bad, just look at her facial features, her acting is awful…I was laughing more at her reactions than your commentary.

    In my honest opinion AVGN was the only gimmick you had going, I know you’re probably getting bored of doing it and now that you have achieved a certain level of fame you want to move onto bigger and better things……..

    Just know, this is one disappointed fan.

    I still love you James, I’d love to meet & talk with you, you seem to have interesting things to say. I’m not telling you to stop doing this cause it’s obviously what you want to do.

    PS- I grew up in an area called ‘Cherry Hill’ in Canada, so I thought that was cool.

  • JackeeLee

    May 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    There was a movie i remember about a house attacking. It was called Monster House. It was an animated movie, but it was targeted towards kids and was pretty scary for me as a kid. They should do something like that in a motion feature.

  • spade75

    May 9, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    whats up with all these horrible super 8 films from the70’s.? kids with masks? horrible lighting uhh… the 70’s, the golden age of horrible cinema.

    I’m spade and you don’t wanna see me clown, mother fucka!

  • that1person

    May 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    thats a sexy rug

  • May 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm


  • May 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    That buffering commercial always gets me xD

  • killteck

    May 9, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I got to take a shit right now.

  • tary

    May 9, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Mike’s laugh is so funny :)))

  • Jay Decay

    May 9, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    You guys were talking about a few things that I wanted to comment on. I’m usually not much of a commenter. The mask that kid is wearing is almost identical to the Rob Zombie Halloween clown mask. The face is the same, but the hat is different. I watched the special features on the Halloween DVD and Rob Zombie’s costume designer found that mask on Ebay looking for creepy vintage masks. They made a mold out of the original and then made a bunch of copies. It’s a weird coincidence that they used almost the exact mask in both movies.

    Also, there is a movie where the house comes alive and attacks people, there’s probably a few, but the one I’m thinking of is called “Monster House.” It’s a children’s 3D animated cartoon, but it’s actually pretty good. It’s not violent or anything but it definitely captures the feeling of an oldschool forror film.

  • May 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Very Cool

  • May 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I Was expecting the piece of shit Uwe Boll movie, not some crap from the 70’s i never heard of. Didn’t even know there was another movie with that title.

  • TomM

    May 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    If I make make a suggestion to you guys, you should watch the piece of shit movie called Thankskilling. It’s about this turkey on Thanksgiving that kills people. The movie is so shitty due to acting, the plot and quite frankly every aspect of it. I dare you two to watch it. Honestly, and I’m not lying, every time I think of that movie I physically get sick and lose all hope for humanity. I dare you guys to watch it!

  • arklon

    May 9, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Yeah there was that animated movie called Monster House that was about a actual house attacking people but also there is a 80’s film called House about a guys mental and physical battle with a house that has a mind of its own. Its a child hood favorite and if you have not seen it, you should heh I think you would get a major kick out of it. Avoid the House sequels though because they were pretty bad though the 2nd has its moments.

  • May 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Shit guys, Why even waste two hours watching ANY Uwe Boll film?

  • infestor

    May 9, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    this is not a uwe boll film, although same title and same shitfest.

  • SpotXSpot

    May 9, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Don’t watch the Uwe Boll movie. PLAY THE GAME, though.

  • nitroangus23

    May 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    lol bloodlockscc got owned at the end,


  • Lesley M.

    May 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    This was awesome. I always enjoy your commentaries but It was awesome being able to actually see your reactions. You guys are a great team. ha. I’d love to see a full scale movie review like this!

  • s3011

    May 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Tales from the Hood I remember seeing that on tv one time it was awesome. Will you be doing that for this years Monster Madness?

  • ben 10 guy

    May 9, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    @ motherfuckermike they already did that mother fucker it was called monster house

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    May 9, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Last time I was at that church was for a funeral in 2004…but from what I remember when I was talking to some of my relatives, the whole area is built around the same time.

    I would bet that the local library or school is where it was filmed.

  • Alldayspecial

    May 9, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    New Jersey represent!

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    May 9, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Btw James, you should put a multiplayer flash game up on your site with a scoreboard on your frontpage.

  • smithc93

    May 9, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    ha ha, I honestly thought y’all were going to review the Uwe Boll film at first. I just sat through one this past weekend (In the Name of the King). All y’all need to know is it’s a Lord of the Rings wanna be with the King portrayed by Burt Reynolds and an evil wizard is played by Ray Liotta

  • smithc93

    May 9, 2011 at 7:41 pm

  • PMurtaugh

    May 9, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Holy crap, St. Bart’s church. I drive past it every friggin’ day. And yeah, it looks like most of the movie was shot in Jersey, so it’s possible that they got the flooring from the same place.

  • julez220

    May 9, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    the bulk of the movie was filmed in north jersey and reading so they could have ventured down to cherry hill somewhere during filming. the actors might have even went down there for fun while on break and decided to just start filming and the director decided to put it in the film . thats the only explination i can think of.

  • grandmaster

    May 9, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    James, have you considered doing mini-AVGN episodes? Something that wouldn’t take very long but is enough to satisfy your fans who come here for the classic video games, and not for movie information.

  • arcade_guy

    May 9, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Not sure if anyone mentioned this, but one game that fits this subject is House of the Dead: Overkill. Anyone who enjoys extreme violence and profanity would definitely enjoy this game. Also, it won a pretty bad ass award:

    “What does a brother have to do to passify a bitch?”

  • preying4war

    May 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    TALES FROM THE HOOD…man, I forgot all about that one!

    It was a 1995 Spike Lee movie in the same vein as Tales From The Crypt, Tales From The Darkside, Trilogy Of Terror & Creepshow. Three thugs go into (what they believe is) a funeral home to make a drug deal, & the mortician tells them 4 supernatural stories centered around African Americans.

    The first is about 4 police officers, (3 crooked white cops, & 1 black rookie). The white cops kill a black politician while the rookie does nothing. A year later, the rookie, (who is now homeless & off the force) helps the politicians’ ghost avenge itself.

    The second is about a small boy who lives with an abusive step-father, & his teacher begins noticing brusies. The boy seems to have some sort of power where if he draws a picture of a person, then destroys it by (for example) crumpling it up, it physically affects who he drew.

    The third (& best story) is a about a white politican (& former KKK member) who lives in a house that once belonged to a slave owner. When slavery was abolished, the slave owner murdered all the slaves rather than see them go free. Their souls were in torment until a voodoo priestess transfered the souls into wooden dolls. The black community want the house destroyed so that the slaves can finally rest in peace, but the politician isn’t going anywhere without a fight.

    The fourth story is about a gangsta who guns down a rival gang member, & then gets gunned down himself. After he heals, he’s offered a chance to get out of prison if he allows himself to be taken to a mysterious facility where (in a scene taken from A Clockwork Orange) he’s visually assaulted by images of the negative historical effects of black-on-black crime. Later, he’s haunted by ghosts of the people he’s shot, on purpose & accidently. The facility symbolizes redemption for his soul…which he flatly rejects.

    Tales From The Hood is a hidden gem. It deserves the Cinemassacre treatment.

  • Jigglysaint

    May 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    My grandparents used to have a rug like that too.

  • May 9, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    HEY tell me if u think Mike looks like the headless horseman from Sleepy Hallows? cuz he does a lot

  • VonKraut

    May 9, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    You know what’s bullshit? When the actual video you want is so quiet you have to crank up your volume as loud as it can go, then when it ends there is a blaring loud advertisement.

  • sobekflakmonkey

    May 10, 2011 at 4:52 am

    House of The Dead is based off of a popular arcade game franchise, although the arcade games were amazing, the movie adaptation was…well you watched it…its fucking terrible..

  • Strazdas

    May 10, 2011 at 5:03 am

    Actually the second remake of the “House on the haunted hill” had the house coming after the people inside it.

  • May 10, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Yes I have thought about making shorter mini-AVGN episodes, similar to how they were in 2006, ranging from 5-7 minutes. If fans are interested to see the show scaled back like that, instead of nothing at all, then I will continue.

  • bribrihate

    May 10, 2011 at 11:23 am

    James, as a huge fan I’d like to say I wouldn’t want to see AVGN return for 5-7 minute videos. I miss the videos sure, but if you were going to keep making them, I’d like to see them be the 13-18 minute videos. I know you are busy and that’s why you are cutting back on them though (and to work on the movie), so I think you should just make the fans be patient and wait for the movie with maybe a few full length AVGN’s every couple of months and for special occasions (Halloween, Christmas, and other holidays).

  • danny

    May 10, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I’ve never seen this movie, but man does it look BORING. Is there even a plot to speak of?

    I also remember the HOTD video game, that was actually pretty decent.

    As for Uwe Boll movies… I agree with Mike on that subject: [Dennis Hopper voice]”F*CK THAT SHIT!”[/Dennis Hopper]

  • May 10, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Hey, nice one, James&mike!

    Sadly you can’t understand portuguese, but there’s a cool program made by friends of mine, that reviews movies making jokes. Maybe You’ll find it cool and inspiring.

    I hope there is CC to translate PT to EN.

    Keep up the good work!

  • May 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    appereantly, this movie is so boring that james and mike would rather talk about the floor than the actual movie….

  • finalfanboy

    May 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    about the house attacking the people, look up the movie monster house.

  • preying4war

    May 10, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    James, earlier you responded to grandmasters’ suggestion about doing shorter AVGN episodes. As long as the episodes are funny, & the games aren’t too obscure (ie. Day Dreaming Davey/Lester The Unlikely), I say do it. I (seriously) love coming to this site & being able to say “Did you see James’ new AVGN today?”
    Incidentally, these Ninja Turtle videos you’re doing are awesome!

  • nowhere

    May 11, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I kinda like these movie commentaries, here’s the entire movie in case you wanna watch it.

  • May 12, 2011 at 12:56 am

    About the whole comment about the filming of Christmas Evil, yes, it was filmed in that exact location.

    Also, great video! Very funny!

  • AD52898

    May 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    go watch Monster House

  • May 15, 2011 at 12:36 am

    At the start of the video it had the date showing as 1980, You said it was from 78? Was it released before it was copywritten? Also you mentioned a house being the one killing people like a zombie house. I have read a book like that before. The problem is there are other books with similar titles making it almost impossible to find anymore. I can’t remember the main title but the sub title was House of Soul Thief. It was kinda like a Vampire story. Kids would get lost in a fog and find their way to this house where they could live their fantasies but in the process they would lose their soul to the house and join the other past kids as silver fish in the pond.

  • phoenix_shade

    May 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Filmed in and around NJ, but not Cherry Hill. Maybe that floor was the popular design at the time up there ; )

  • punksterdaddy

    May 19, 2011 at 9:58 am

    wow there is a lot of arse kissing in these comments!
    I am sure that James & Mike would prefer honesty? I know I would…

    I am not saying this was bad but is it really fucking great or awesome even?
    A couple of friends sitting watching a film and giving us their opinion on it, while they are having a laugh… As I said, it is nae bad but its not… FUCKING AWESOME is it? Fucks sake!

  • May 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I’d love to see you guys make more full commentary on old or shitty movies, like the White Zombie one.

  • cheezdoodle96

    May 27, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    WordPress 3.1.3 is available James. It just said that it was, and I thought, oh wtf, I’ll just leave it in a comment and see what happens..

  • cheezdoodle96

    June 17, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Hey James, Christmas Evil WAS filmed in New Jersey =)

  • June 18, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Now, I’ll have to admit… *Takes breath* I kinda like the Uwe Boll House of the Dead.

    *Angry mob comes after Joe with torches and pitchforks screaming “Kill the Heretic!”*

    Funny commentary, btw.

  • linkfan3

    July 14, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    wait is that basically it, just a story where a person goes to a funeral house and some guy tells a story where a child hater gets eaten by dead children in her house (hint: house of the dead) i got to say the remake was hell of a lot better since there are dead people eating a lot of living people instead of a story where one i repeat ONE person gets eaten

  • Schloss Ritter

    July 30, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I think that rug was pretty popular in the late 70s and early 80s since I remember one in our house too.

  • AtariMaxx

    September 26, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    You guys need to do a commentary of the movie Faces of Death.

  • RobMech

    December 26, 2011 at 9:09 am

    i think it’d be a good idea if you filmed a commentary of the whole thing, released a short version here and then had an audio, sync-up-with the movie download of the whole thing like you did with dracula, that would be cool ๐Ÿ™‚

  • lithuaniandude

    February 22, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I think that pixar made a movie about a house atacking people, It’s called monster house or smth.

  • Doogrisa

    March 13, 2012 at 12:02 am

    The movie looks pretty bad.

  • Sethasoar

    March 30, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Hahahahahaha Uwe Boll

  • oldschoolgamer98

    June 29, 2012 at 1:13 am

    @4:16 and then there was a movie called moster house 0.o

  • Iron65

    October 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    i thought It was the horrible House of the dead game movie … better is not xD!

  • midnight80090

    November 1, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Do you guys think you can fix this video? I tried on here no luck, even on blip no luck and lastly it doesn’t work on your android app. I love this video and would like to watch it again. Thanks.

  • mike keith

    February 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    there is a very, very well done “found footage” type movie called “V.H.S.”, it came out last year I think. anyway, it is also a anthology type movie with stories, with the last one being a haunted house that starts acting some guys that walked in it by mistake. great movie, you need to watch it if you haven’t already.

  • Adam Bolin

    March 15, 2013 at 2:11 am

    I don’t know if you guys have seen it but check out Monster house, its a kid movie though. That is the mask from Rob Zombies Halloween.

  • Leah

    April 12, 2013 at 1:16 am

    hehe I’m with Mike! If a movie has a name like “House of the DEAD” there had better be some GD dying in it! And fast! Very funny commentary. Thanks for doing these!

  • Jared Benicky

    June 2, 2013 at 3:15 am


  • June 14, 2013 at 1:41 am

    i thought this was going to be commentary about the movie based on the game series.. guess not. can’t find any reference to this film online though…

  • jake

    October 22, 2013 at 5:59 am

    The Uwe Bowell movie is still the worst movie I’ve ever seen. Its based on the videogame series.

  • jake

    October 22, 2013 at 6:01 am

    That version isn’t the same as this movie. They simply share the first name.

  • jake

    October 22, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Same name, different film

  • November 25, 2013 at 1:57 am

    I did not like this review. They were not even paying attention to the movie, and didnยดt take it serious. Focus more next time.

  • January 29, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I assumed it would be commentary about the house of the dead film based on the videogame series… never heard of this movie though

  • skapunkrudeboy

    February 3, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    there is still for more tales to this movie, it’s kind of an anthology, here is the full movie on youtube

  • parsnip

    February 5, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Conversation gets distracted pretty fast. Was it High Times? Great vid.

  • herbsuperb

    February 10, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I totally thought it would be a review of the Uwe Boll ‘House of the Dead’. Too bad. That would have been funny. That movie was beyond horrible. The ONLY thing it had going for it was Erica Durance (of ‘Smallville’ fame) topless. That’s it.

  • frostare

    February 23, 2014 at 12:40 am

    No, actually I expected the SEGA games

  • March 16, 2014 at 5:01 am

    I thought this was gonna be the Uwe Boll movie…

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