The Haunting

1963

Action / Fantasy / Horror

96
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 86%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 82%
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 29835

Synopsis


Uploaded By: OTTO
Downloaded 31,855 times
November 01, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Director

Cast

Russ Tamblyn as Luke Sanderson
Lois Maxwell as Grace Markway
Claire Bloom as Theodora
Julie Harris as Eleanor Lance
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
816.03 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 52 min
P/S 0 / 4
1.65 GB
1920*1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 52 min
P/S 4 / 19

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by christopher-underwood 10 / 10

Can it really be that I have never seen this before?

Can it really be that I have never seen this before? Bit surprising if true but seemingly so, perhaps the fairly generic title is to blame and in my mind I had always confused it with Legend of Hell House (1973). Very good though the Matheson scripted film is, I find I prefer this. Richard Johnson is splendid in the central chief ghost hunter (he even reminds me a little of my late ghost hunting father!) although I was a little disappointed he lacked all the usual paraphernalia. Where are the tape recorders, temperature gauges, camera equipment etc? Well this is a stripped down, full on spooky tale that concentrates on the main four chapters and their experiences of the house and very well done it is too. Claire Bloom especially shines. From the very opening with the measured and effective voice-over, through the really scary mostly sound sourced effects until the scariest spiral staircase in history and the inevitable denouement, this is a great 'old dark house' mystery that really grips tight.

Reviewed by deeannratcliff 1 / 10

High ratings a total sham

I am completely baffled by the insane number of high rated reviews , truly don't get it! I'm not a young person who can't be scared by black and whit horror with no gore. In fact I usually love those, I would rather be scared by what I don't see or simply a creepy atmosphere, which is what all the reviews on this seem to be. Nothing in this movie was scary, at all!! I watched it alone, in the dark after watching The Changeling so was a little spooked already but this was laughable and a waste of a good horror night and all of you that gave great reviews should pay me $2.99 for wasting my money. Omg, the narrator, Eleanor made it impossible to watch or be even remotely scared, just very annoyed!! A character full of fear and mental issues could be a great character, she was just stupid, whiny, totally unbelievable and well, I'm just stupefied that anyone, even a five year old could be scared of anything in this movie. To me, this movie is a disgrace to classic horror films and truly a disgrace that people actually thought it was good and took the time to write reviews encouraging people to seek it out. I mean really, is this a joke, are people just mad they watched it and want other people to suffer the same misery? There are a couple bad ratings, please, believe those, I wish I had, it's truly not scary, at all! Even if your not watching it to get scared but just hoping for a well done classic, don't! It should be takien off the classic horror list immediately!! If you saw the poorly rated "The Haunting" of 1999, it's actually 10o times better just cuz of some cool set design! Ugh, so mad, I had a feeling the ratings were a hoax, should have gone with my gut!!

Reviewed by elvircorhodzic 7 / 10

"...the house has what it wants... for a while..."

THE HAUNTING is a horror drama about experiences of a small group of people who investigate paranormal phenomena in a haunted house. It is based on the 1959 novel "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson.

Dr. Markway narrates the history of the 90-year-old Hill House, which was constructed by Hugh Crain as a home for his wife. His wife and other women who were staying in that house have mysteriously died. The house is shrouded in secrets and mysteries. Dr. Markway wishes to study the reported paranormal activity at Hill House. He has assembled a team of several people, but only two members of the team(two young women) has appeared in the house. There is also a skeptical young man who should inherit the house. During their first night in the house, they are terrified by supernatural occurrences. However, Eleanor, an unhappy spinster, is beginning to feel a strange connection with Hill House...

Mr. Wise has tried to cover almost all aspects of a mysterious or paranormal story, such as a scandal, investigation, skepticism and madness. He has blended a paranormal appearance with everyday aspirations and the traumas. The direction is good, but the pace is rather slow. A neo-Gothic scenery fully corresponds with a dark and cold atmosphere. The fear blends into a certain shape of freedom in this film. This is interesting, because the story is basically tragic.

Julie Harris as Eleanor "Nell" Lance is a distraught young woman, who is obsessed with an idea to change her life. She has a friend for the first time in her life, next to her is a man who pays attention to her, but she begins to hallucinate and escapes into the unknown. Her scars of the past have attacked her uncertain character. Ms. Harris has offered a good performance.

Richard Johnson as Dr. John Markway not fully answered to his task as a guide and calm voice of reason. Claire Bloom as Theodora "Theo" is a good support to Eleanor. However, her character has not developed. She is trapped between her fear and a haunted house. Russ Tamblyn as Luke Sanderson is a skeptical young man who changes his character in relation to plots and culminations.

A rich idea has offered a poor product.

Read more IMDb reviews

0 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment