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Haunting, The (1963) Movie Information

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1332

Avg. Rating:

2.90/4

# of Ratings:

64

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Rating:

G

Language:

English

Theater Date:

09/18/1963

Director:

Robert Wise

Actors:

Julie Harris
Claire Bloom
Richard Johnson
Russ Tamblyn
Rosalie Crutchley
Lois Maxwell

 

 

 

 

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Hill House, a place with a wicked history attracts a researcher who assembles a group of people to stay in the house for a period of time. Strange things happen... -- laaas

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This was one of the most frightening films I'd ever seen at the time. I was a teenager when I first saw it, and was totally in its' grip the entire time. The black and white photography adds to the eeriness, the way shadows are cast, the way faces are lit, fantastic. The actors are great in their respective roles, allowing you the viewer to enter the experience, and take the journey with them.

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03/31/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Haunting" by Yojimbo

A scientist arranges to spend a weekend in an allegedly haunted house with two assistants and its playboy heir to try and scientifically substantiate supernatural phenomena. Another horror classic from the golden age that shows that CGI may very possibly have been the death of the genre. This film is all atmosphere, and the tension is palpable. The characters are all well drawn and interesting, particularly Julie Harris as the psychologically damaged assistant who begins to unravel as the air of menace increases. In fact this film is more of a psychological chiller than a horror, it reminding me more of Hitchcock's Rebecca than anything else. But the star of the show is definitely the house! It's a brilliant location with just the right level of Gothic foreboding, brought to life with som...

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