House of the Long Shadows (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

House of the Long Shadows (1983)





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Based on George M. Cohan's spoof Seven Keys to Baldpate, an American mystery novelist (Desi Arnaz Jr.) makes a wager which requires him to spend the night in a haunted manor in Wales.
Comedy , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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United Artists


Vincent Price
as Lionel Grisbane
Christopher Lee
as Corrigan
Desi Arnaz Jr.
as Kenneth Magee
Peter Cushing
as Sebastian Grisbane
John Carradine
as Lord Grisbane
Sheila Keith
as Victoria
Julie Peasgood
as Mary Norton
Richard Todd
as Sam Allison
Norman Rossington
as Stationmaster
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Critic Reviews for House of the Long Shadows

All Critics (2)

Too bad the update doesn't come off as good as it should have been, though it comes through as a campy romp and has a few wonderful moments.

Full Review… | February 10, 2016
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Desi Arnaz Jr. is deadly in the largest role -- and the two twist endings (present in the source material) are strictly take-it-or-leave-it -- but the presence of Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee allow all the shenanigans to go down easy.

Full Review… | September 26, 2015
Creative Loafing

Audience Reviews for House of the Long Shadows

A film featuring the dream casting of Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, and Christopher Lee, House of the Long Shadows is an entertaining throw back to the classic films for which all three actors are known. Some issues with the story and the acting of Desi Arenas Jr hold it back from becoming a true classic.

Ross Malo
Ross Malo

With unique and historically important casting, "House of the Long Shadows" wasn't a film trying to be hip and failing dismally, it was a film knowingly 'out of time' and thus became an exception to the common rule of 80's Horror, and should be viewed as such.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Vincent Price was one of the only reason why I enjoyed this film. I don't think it was a horrible movie, it had some good parts. Desi Arnaz Jr. (The son of the late Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.) is in this film. Peter Cushing also stars in this film. Many people will remember him as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

Jesse Richardson
Jesse Richardson

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