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The Haunting


Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn View All


Robert Wise (Director), Nelson Gidding (Screenplay) View All

Release: Aug. 21st, 1963
Runtime: 1 hour, 52 minutes
Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.
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Again, this movie earns its classic haunted house movie status despite how tangential Hill House seems to the story in retrospect.
It is like when a movie opens with a decent beginning, but has this voiceover hovering over it like an introduction to story, which oddly enough ends up being present all the way throughout the film.
Based on the novel "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson, Nelson Gidding's screenplay subtly but directly sets up a very creepy story that eventually whittles down to a one on one battle between this woman Eleanor and this house.