The Haunting (1963)

The Haunting (1963)
 

Director Robert Wise

Writer Nelson Gidding (screenplay), Shirley Jackson (based on the novel: "The Haunting of Hill House")

Genre Horror

Year 1963

Actors Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

IMDB : 7.6 (27,114 votes)


 

Description 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. With him are the skeptical young Luke, who stands to inherit the house, the mysterious and clairvoyant Theodora and the insecure Eleanor, whose psychic abilities make her feel somehow attuned to whatever spirits inhabit the old mansion. As time goes by it becomes obvious that they have gotten more than they bargained for as the ghostly presence in the house manifests itself in horrific and deadly ways.

Comments

  • Heather Johnson 2017-02-28 05:06:48
    My favorite horror film EVER!   A close second?  "Dead of Night" with Mervyn John
  • The Greek Pianist 2017-02-18 07:34:17
    The 1999 remake was so shitty compared to this lol. I loved Catherine Zeta Jones in it though!
  • Gabrielle 2017-01-22 20:18:40
    Just read the book! I wonder if the film is faithfull to it, but it seems like! :)
  • Anthony Crnkovich 2016-12-30 03:14:35
    This is true, chill-inducing terror, put forth with brilliant story telling before the age of gore and CGI effects ruined the art of inventive, creative filmmaking.
  • Courtney Bliss 2016-10-30 02:23:32
    I have been looking for this movie for over 4 years after watching half of it at like 3:00 am and forgot the title I have finally found it!!!
  • john L 2016-10-27 05:22:31
    A great horror movie where you never see the monster. Brilliant.
  • Teresa Clayton 2016-10-22 20:30:49
    The only movie I have ever seen that truly frightened me.
  • croatia babe 2016-10-01 15:46:57
    remake was better
  • Mark Ganter 2016-09-09 02:32:43
    Classic ghost story. This movie scared me so bad when I first saw it as a kid. Truly frightening.
  • villaparis2 2016-06-21 17:07:55
    Classic horror film
  • jackkrm 2016-04-25 01:34:36
    Not too many directors can challenge Hitchcock but this movie does and it goes one better. I would agree that the male characters are not so great, and the doctor is a bit melodramatic for my taste. With lesser female leads, the movie could have easily been campy. But Julie harris really puts on a great performance. Have not yet read the book but will.
  • TB7 Productions 2016-04-02 23:12:20
    Anybody know where I can find this whole movie to watch online?
  • Vinnie Valentino 2016-03-30 17:08:00
    The haunting 1963 complete movie
  • matthew woodall 2015-11-08 06:22:46
    Reading the book now can't wait to watch the film
  • Korada Guna Sudhith 2015-10-03 04:15:35
    not scary
  • Carol Crowley 2015-09-13 19:14:38
    DID ANYONE NOTICE THE COMEDY IN THE BEGINNING OF THE MOVIE.....THE HOUSEKEEPER KEPT TRYING TO FRIGHTEN THE FIRST FEMALE GUEST. SHE REPEATEDLY SAID. ..."YOU WILL BE HERE ALONE IN THE DARK. NO ONE WILL HEAR YOU, NO ONE WILL COME"
  • amy clarke 2015-09-09 22:01:58
    yeah
  • kub73158 2015-08-05 05:16:08
    Classic. Definite Hitchcock influence and some Serling/Twilight Zone, as well.
  • Klaus Steinermann 2015-07-15 11:04:49
    pppppffffffff
  • sacred6866 2015-06-08 00:42:16
    R I P Richard Johnson.....

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