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Burnt Offerings [DVD] [1976]

Release Date:10/06/2015
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Special Features

    • "Trailers From Hell" with Steve Senski
    • Animated Montage of Images
    • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith
    • Audio Commentary with Director/Co-Writer/Producer Dan Curtis, Actress Karen Black and Co-Writer William F. Nolan
    • Interview with Actor Anthony James
    • Interview with Actor Lee Montgomery
    • Interview with Screenwriter William F. Nolan
    • Original Theatrical Trailer


    Burnt Offerings
    Dan Curtis, director of TV's Dark Shadows series, directed this eerie haunted-house thriller about a house which draws energy from its inhabitants and selects its own "keeper" from the family of Ben and Marian Rolf (Oliver Reed & Karen Black), who rent the strangely-affordable house one fateful summer then find themselves slowly succumbing to its creepy powers. The photography is suitably moody, and many of the standard haunted-house cliches are used to decent effect -- particularly a violent scene in which the surrounding woods form a barrier to prevent the family station wagon from escaping the area -- but the pace is too leisurely overall, climaxing with the type of grim ending employed by nearly every mainstream horror film in the late 70's. Black's spooky looks are used to maximum effect, but are never quite as chilling as the final shot of Curtis's TV movie Trilogy of Terror from the previous year. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Karen Black
      Karen Black - Marian
    • Oliver Reed
      Oliver Reed - Ben
    • Burgess Meredith
      Burgess Meredith - Brother
    • Eileen Heckart
      Eileen Heckart - Roz
    • Lee Montgomery
      Lee Montgomery - David

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