"House" gets off to a good start: A failing married couple gets lost on the back roads of Alabama on their way to a counseling session in Montgomery. Take directions back to the highway from a creepy cop (Michael Madsen, "Scary Movie 4," "Sin City"). Tires blow on trash in road. Wind up at spooky old inn run by bizarre family of rubes. Meet another couple with similar problems. Big storm. Lights go out.
Sure, it's all clich