The Haunting

1178-poster
release date September 18 1963
studio MGM/Warner
director Robert Wise
writer Shirley Jackson, Nelson Gidding
starring Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn
tagline You may not believe in ghosts but you cannot deny terror
trailer 1 Trailer #1

Synopsis

Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity. With him are the skeptical young Luke, who stands to inherit the house, the mysterious and clairvoyant Theodora and the insecure Eleanor, whose psychic abilities make her feel somehow attuned to whatever spirits inhabit the old mansion. As time goes by it becomes obvious that they have gotten more than they bargained for as the ghostly presence in the house manifests itself in horrific and deadly ways.

Official Review

For most of the classic-movie crowd, Robert Wise will forever be remembered for bringing “West Side Story” to the big screen. But, horror fans, who have never found a gang of boys snapping and singing as time well spent, Wise is the man who brought Shirley Jackson’s novel “The Haunting of Hill House,” to the screen. …Read More

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