The Legend of Hell House1973
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
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Critic Reviews for The Legend of Hell House
Clive Revill, the physicist, who attempts to clear the house of its evil, Pamela Franklin, the mental medium and Roddy McDowall the survivor of the previous incursion, are all first-rate.
Richard Matheson's disappointing adaptation of his own rather disappointing novel.
If John Hough, the director, and his small, willing cast maintain mild tension during their harried visit to this haunted 'hell house,' the few chills they provide are of little help.
The performances and script of this movie are all top notch, but what really makes this movie one of my favorites in the subgenre is its direction by Hough.
Despite the fact that it was released over 40 years ago, John Hough's The Legend of Hell House still remains one of the greatest and most effective haunted house films ever committed to celluloid.
Audience Reviews for The Legend of Hell House
An interesting haunted house movie that invests in a gloomy atmosphere like a psychological horror film and benefits greatly from a chilling art direction and cinematography, although it isn't exactly scary nor memorable as a narrative.
Atmospheric chiller about a group of paranormal investigators who seek to find out the truth behind the hauntings of a mansion in rural England. Solid haunted house movie, creepy and with an ever-present sinister atmosphere. The major downside was that there were no scares, no jumpy moments and I was never having to watch it through my fingers in fear. It's a worthwhile watch though.
Classic but campy 70's horror with a bit of a twist. Delightfully dated for those seeking something nostalgic, Gothic and British.
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