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  • #16
    Originally posted by rainstreet View Post
    wasnt that the b movie with v. price?
    yes sir!!!
    I suggest you watch it!!

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    • #17
      I own both the original Haunting and the remake while I enjoy both movies the original is a much much better movie its one of the best haunted house movies that I have ever made a true classic. Its pretty creepy as well. The remake on the other hand I found it entertaining but its not in the least but scary I like the cast but it cant even compare to the original. I say own the original and rent the remake first if you like it then pick it up but dont go into the remake expecting anything close to the original.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by rainstreet View Post
        about that "walk alone statement", seems that there are lots of ghosts in the house so they dont walk alone anymore....
        Each alone...in their own private hell....
        Ghosts know no peace...
        Eleanor could have left with Theo...she chose to be alone...forever
        But, at least she has a place where she was welcome...depression, frustration, despair and all....

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        • #19
          Originally posted by rainstreet View Post
          wasnt that the b movie with v. price?
          A rip-off of the Jackson novel ...to be sure...
          As was THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE...

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          • #20
            Originally posted by rainstreet View Post
            wasnt that the b movie with v. price?
            A rip-off of the Jackson novel ...to be sure...
            As was THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE...

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Biohazard View Post
              A rip-off of the Jackson novel ...to be sure...
              As was THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE...
              Not read the book but The Haunting (original) is a true horror classic. Its one of those movies that do actually provoke you into being spooked. Legend of Hell House was good to. It was a true seventies style movie which had its scary moments. The Haunting remake was in my opinion crap and I have seen better and scarier episodes of Goosebumps.
              Every time I learn something new it pushes something old out of my brain. Doh!!

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              • #22
                I really loved the original,it is one my favorites of all time.

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                • #23
                  The Haunting and The Uninvited 40's version are my two favorite haunted house movies!

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                  • #24
                    gonna see if i can pick this up

                    trailer looked pretty good

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                    • #25
                      Thoroughly enjoyed this flick. Watched it last night. Not a lot happens in it but it's the atmosphere and sense of dread that really makes it. The distorted camera angles, sound effects and surroundings make it really creepy and makes you feel that the house is watching every move that the characters make. Obviously the plot is very familiar (due to many mediocre attempts to copy it) but I can see why people call it a classic.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by el terror View Post
                        Thoroughly enjoyed this flick. Watched it last night. Not a lot happens in it but it's the atmosphere and sense of dread that really makes it. The distorted camera angles, sound effects and surroundings make it really creepy and makes you feel that the house is watching every move that the characters make. Obviously the plot is very familiar (due to many mediocre attempts to copy it) but I can see why people call it a classic.
                        That sums it for me pretty much up. I got frequent goose bumbs and chills down my spine and in the end I was completely nerve-wracked, got a hot head, was exhausted and simply down and out. My personal all-time favourite b/w-film, so unique and fantastic. Chilling, uber-suspenseful and everywhere atmosphere, atmosphere, atmosphere. And the best thing: no blood, no gore. Isn't that what's all about in a good horror movie (well, except the gore)? Here it is, already produced in 1963.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Biohazard View Post
                          A rip-off of the Jackson novel ...to be sure...
                          As was THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE...
                          The Legend of Hell House was an adaptation of the Richard Matheson novel Hell House. Though it's true his tale and Shirley's share many similarities.

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                          • #28
                            Creepy even if it's slow to today's conventions, whatever it's got more substance, build-up, "less is more" ploy than a lot of movies we see. A lot of fun for me.
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                            • #29
                              Not seen the remake, why would you given how good the original was. The ultimate horror ghost story that is echoed in every haunted house film since.

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                              • #30
                                I finally saw this recently. I had high expectations and they were actually met. I couldn't believe how eerie this movie was. It was a perfect visual representation of the book.

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