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The Legend of Hell House Reviews

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January 7, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 4, 2014
The last-act revelation is a let-down and even somewhat silly, but this remains a top-tier ghost movie, thanks mostly to director John Hough, who privileges atmosphere over logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 27, 2014
Fans of "The Legend of Hell House" and haunted house stories in general should have no qualms about picking up a copy. Recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 27, 2014
This intelligent, creepy and disturbing horror film preys upon the most primal aversions to discomposure and the paranormal that even the most staunch realists among us harbor, but hide.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 23, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 19, 2003
Shows how a creepy and effective story can be told with a single setting, a cast of no more than half a dozen characters, and a minimum of special effects
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2001
...a classic spook-house story, with all the ingredients: a scary old mansion, seances in the dark, ectoplasmic manifestations, and things that go bump in the night.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
August 26, 2014
A haunted house movie with a kinky twist. May feel slow to those accustomed to the hyper horror movies of today.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 10, 2007
John Hough does a fine job with the things-that-go-bump-in-the-night aspects of the material, he fails to breathe any life into Richard Matheson's woefully underdeveloped screenplay, which he adapted from his own novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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February 9, 2006
Richard Matheson's disappointing adaptation of his own rather disappointing novel.
May 9, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 21, 2003
Incredibly flat-footed haunted house opus with even flatter ending.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 9, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
November 4, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2001
Classic ghost story inspires as many yawns as it does chills.
Read More | Original Score: 66/100
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