Question: There's a series of fairly cheesy horror movies that started in the 1980s with House. There's a House 2 and a House 4, but I've never even heard of a "House 3." Did they just skip over it?
Answer: Not exactly. As you say, a look at "House" titles yields House (1986), followed by House II: The Second Story (1987) and House IV (1992), but no "House III." Which is not because "House III" was skipped over but because it was released in the U.S. as The Horror Show (1989). Sean S. Cunningham, who produced the Friday the 13th series, was also behind the House films and envisioned them all as stand-alones with no continuing characters or locations, just a franchise name (which was also the way he thought the Friday films should go; to his credit, he's often said that that just goes to show what he knows). But things