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The Haunting

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One of the most highly regarded haunted house films ever produced, Robert Wise's The Haunting based on Shirley Jackson's novel The Haunting of Hill House weaves the dark tale of a questionably sane young woman and a sinister house which holds a terrifying past. Invited to join anthropologist Dr. Markway Richard Johnson, ESP expert Theodora Claire Bloom, and probable heir to the estate Luke Sanderson Russ Tamblyn in order to dispel the near mythical tales that surround the house, unstable Eleanor Vance Julie ...
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Overview

One of the most highly regarded haunted house films ever produced, Robert Wise's The Haunting based on Shirley Jackson's novel The Haunting of Hill House weaves the dark tale of a questionably sane young woman and a sinister house which holds a terrifying past. Invited to join anthropologist Dr. Markway Richard Johnson, ESP expert Theodora Claire Bloom, and probable heir to the estate Luke Sanderson Russ Tamblyn in order to dispel the near mythical tales that surround the house, unstable Eleanor Vance Julie Harris agrees to spend a few nights in the house following the death of her mother. As they slowly begin to discover, the horrific and seemingly unbelievable tales may hold more truth than the skeptical guests might have previously expected. With a seemingly unstoppable supernatural force lurking in every shadow, the probability of anyone escaping the evil clutch of the cursed mansion seems increasingly remote.
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Special Features

Commentary By Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn, director Robert Wise and screenwriter Nelson Gidding; Theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Hastings
Between his phenomenally sunny musical successes West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965), director Robert Wise found time to make this brooding, low-key shocker, based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. The material seemed to free up Wise's baser talents: The off-kilter, black-and-white photography goes a long way in intensifying the production's minimal special effects, and the actors uniformly overplay their parts, giving the film a streamlined momentum it might have lacked otherwise. Though the story's lesbian subtext was toned down for the film, the sleek Claire Bloom injects some much-needed sexual tension into the proceedings; the film is less about the group's battle against poltergeists than about the inner struggle between the virginal Eleanor Lance (Julie Harris) and her conflicting desires. Jackson's story would be adapted for the screen again, in 1999's sub-par The Haunting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/2013
  • UPC: 883929329793
  • Original Release: 1963
  • Rating:

  • Source: Turner Home Ent
  • Time: 1:52:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 542

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Harris Eleanor Vance
Claire Bloom Theodora
Richard Johnson Dr. John Markway
Russ Tamblyn Luke Sanderson
Lois Maxwell Grace Markway
Fay Compton Mrs. Sanderson
Susan Richards Nurse
Rosemary Dorken Companion
Rosalie Crutchley Mrs. Dudley
Valentine Dyall Mr. Dudley
Diane Clare Carrie Fredericks
Ronald Adam Eldridge Harper
Amy Dalby Abigail at 80
Verina Greenlaw Dora
Paul Maxwell Bud
Mavis Villiers Landlady
Howard Lang Hugh Crain
Technical Credits
Robert Wise Director, Producer
Davis Boulton Cinematographer
Maude Churchill Costumes/Costume Designer
Nelson Gidding Screenwriter
Tom Howard Special Effects
John Jarvis Set Decoration/Design
Denis Johnson Associate Producer
Alan McCabe Camera Operator
Mary Quant Costumes/Costume Designer
Elliot Scott Production Designer
Humphrey Searle Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Tom Smith Makeup
David Tomblin Asst. Director
Gerry Turner Sound/Sound Designer
Ernest Walter Editor
A.W. Watkins Sound/Sound Designer
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  • Posted October 27, 2013

    Let's see....what we have here is a black and white horror movie

    Let's see....what we have here is a black and white horror movie, no special effects to point out, a cast of adaquate actors/actress and an overused story of a hauted house. So what's the big deal? The big deal is the direction of Robert Wiss which takes in all the previous facts and puts them together to scare the hell out of you. Truely one of the best horror films made, no question. This thing is a MUST for you to see.

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