The Haunting [DVD] [1963]

  • SKU: 18862693
  • Release Date: 11/09/2010
  • Rating: G
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 13)

Special Features


  • Commentary by Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn, Director Robert Wise and Screenwriter Nelson Gidding
  • "Great Ghost Stories" Essay
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The Haunting
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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Julie Harris
    Julie Harris - Eleanor Vance
  • Claire Bloom
    Claire Bloom - Theodora
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    Richard Johnson - Dr. John Markway
  • Russ Tamblyn
    Russ Tamblyn - Luke Sanderson
  • Lois Maxwell
    Lois Maxwell - Grace Markway



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Classic Haunted House Film

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    Jory

    I would recommend this to classic horror fans. Not anyone else. It is intense at times but also boring. The staircase scene is magical, especially when the face breaks through upstairs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic horror

    Posted
    D617
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    If you saw the remake first then you'd probably never want to see the original.. Fortunately I saw this first. Trust the classics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good scare at times

    Posted
    pbotts

    I saw this movie over 30 years ago and I think that some of it's scenes are as scary as anything as anything I've seen since then.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good original

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    mikeoli
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    i saw the remake of this first and found this original version, they are both great and this one is good for it's time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    How ghost stories are told

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    Cyboturt
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    This is one of the essential old haunting films. This and the Uninvited, which was released by Criterion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    New to blu

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    Dodge69
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    First time on blu. Not as good as I remember. It has its moments; not a horrible movie by any means.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for its time

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    Rambo0514
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    In truth I haven't finished the movie but it seems very well done and has a creepy vibe.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic scares

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    Epman
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    Slowly paced, but very atmospheric. Beautiful looking black & white image. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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