Pete and Ellen reared Meg as their own ever since she was a baby and her parents disappeared. Now a teen, Meg convinces her friend Nath to come help with chores on the farm because Pete can't get around on his wooden leg like he used to. When Nath insists on using a short cut home through the woods, Pete gets quite agitated and warns him of screams in the night, of terrors associated with the red house. As with many of Delmer Dave's' films, the Red House shows originality, flair, and an intense weaving of landscape, theme, and character. He consistently achieves moments of great subtlety as he subverts genre conventions. In addition, Lon McCallister and Allene Roberts deliver striking performances under Dave's' sensitive direction. 101 Minutes.