Occasionally creepy, mostly creeky haunted house movie starring a cranky George C. Scott. After losing his wife and child in a car accident, Scott moves to a new state and a house, which has some. . .secrets. Mostly boring secrets about a dead kid. Scott's real life wife Trish Van Devere co-stars. Directed by the Anglo-Hungarian Peter Medak, who also did "The Ruling Class" and "The Krays."
Great Canadian-made ghost film.
This movie is very good. Highly recommend it.
If you are willing to forgive the usual assortment of genre absurdities and dramatic stretches (this IS a horror movie after all) director Peter Medak still manages to pull off a genuinely scary haunted house tale which relies as much on darkened hallways and cobwebbed staircases as it does on ghostly jolts. Russell’s decaying manor provides the perfect setting for all sorts of macabre mischief and an old fashioned score of piano riffs and shivering strings set your teeth on edge. Scott is his usually growly self—imagine General Patton as a Ghostbuster—while co-star Trish Van Devere as his sidekick and maybe love interest manages a convincing scream or two. Spooky stuff from the Great White North.
One of the best ghost stories ever! Also filmed in Vancouver.
Terrific film. A real haunted house/ghost story that gives you goose bumps throughout. Scary as hell. Highly recommend it.
Initially, I did not think that I would enjoy it since this film did begin rather slowly, albeit somewhat boring. Then it picked up and kept my interest to the end. I enjoyed how everything played out, especially the happenings in the haunted house and the seance.
nice scary haunted house film. the seance scene was especially convincing.
This is one of those hidden little gems, a creepy Haunted House movie with lots of suspense and plenty of scares. All in all it is a pretty good movie, that is definitely worth checking out.
There are few media events that cause my body hair to stand erect with fear; one is listening to the annual state of the union address, the other is watching "The Changeling." Every aspect of this film is profound.
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A man staying at a secluded historical mansion, finds his life being haunted by the presence of a spectre.
This title contains Violence.
Minnie Huxley: That house is not fit to live in. No one's been able to live in it. It doesn't want people.