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The Haunting
Julie Harris and Claire Bloom




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A paranormal investigator invites a trio of people to help him examine Hill House, a sinister family estate haunted by the angry souls from its troubled past. While Eleanor (Julie Harris) looks for an escape from the memory of her recently-deceased mother, she becomes increasingly obsessed with the history of the huge, ominous house. Based on Shirley Jackson's lyrical novel, THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, and one of the most frightening psychological horror films ever made, featuring virtually no blood, gore, or monsters for its effective scares.

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Overview

A paranormal investigator invites a trio of people to help him examine Hill House, a sinister family estate haunted by the angry souls from its troubled past. While Eleanor (Julie Harris) looks for an escape from the memory of her recently-deceased mother, she becomes increasingly obsessed with the history of the huge, ominous house. Based on Shirley Jackson's lyrical novel, THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, and one of the most frightening psychological horror films ever made, featuring virtually no blood, gore, or monsters for its effective scares.

Main Cast & Crew

Robert Wise - Director
Julie Harris
Claire Bloom
Richard Johnson
Russ Tamblyn
Lois Maxwell
Fay Compton
Valentine Dyall
Rosalie Crutchley
Diane Clare
Ronald Adam

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (New Packaging)
  • Run Time: 112
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 883929151394
  • Genre: Horror
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: August 2003

Related Categories:
Movies > Horror/Suspense

Related Keywords:
Classic
Ghosts
Psychic Forces
Psychodrama
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Haunted Houses
Essential Cinema
Based On A Novel

 

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Theatrical Release: September 18, 1963. Adapted from Shirley Jackson's classic story, "The Haunting of Hill House."

Reviews:
"...Directed with remarkable visual flair by Robert Wise…...THE HAUNTING is a truly terrifying ghost story..." - 08/15/2003 Los Angeles Times, p.C22


"Frightfests come no better than old dark-house chiller THE HAUNTING..." - 10/27/2003 Variety, p.38


"Wise stacks up scares through sound, shadow and suggestion." - 01/01/2004 Total Film, p.134-5

 

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