The Haunting Reviews

November 2, 2018
When The Haunting digs into the internals of its story, summons its spirits and lets them play havoc with cold reason, it has a power and fervor unmatched by any film ghost stories.
Top Critic
October 19, 2008
People stare about in terror and squeak: 'The house, it's alive!' The picture, it's dead.
September 25, 2007
The artful cinematic strokes of director Robert Wise and staff are not quite enough to override the major shortcomings of Nelson Gidding's screenplay.
September 25, 2007
Pretty effective when it came out; it may be a little stiff in the joints by now, but it's still a much better scare show than the recent stinker remake.
September 23, 2006
What makes the film so effective is not so much the slightly sinister characterisation of the generally neurotic group, but the fact that [director] Wise makes the house itself the central character, a beautifully designed and highly atmospheric entity.
May 9, 2005
Makes more goose pimples than sense.
June 13, 2001
You might not have a lot of answers by the end but you'll find various scenes stay with you long after the movie is over.