The Haunting

The Haunting

Robert Wise (1963)

107min
X Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This is one of the best supernatural chillers ever made. Richard Johnson plays the psychic researcher who brings along two mediums to help him investigate a monstrously haunted mansion steeped in spectral phenomena. All the more effective for keeping its horrors unseen, director Robert Wise's masterful adaptation of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House is an exercise in invisible terror. All you see are pulsating walls and all you hear are loud pounding noises! Julie Harris shines as the spinster worst affected by the poltergeist events and whose psychological state is cleverly kept in question throughout the tale.

Summary

Psychic researchers gather at a supposedly haunted house to investigate its evil reputation, and find themselves facing their deepest fears as they confront the unknown forces prowling its corridors. Horror, starring Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Julie Harris and Russ Tamblyn.

Cast & Crew

Eleanor Vance Julie Harris (2)
Theodora Claire Bloom
Dr John Markway Richard Johnson
Luke Sanderson Russ Tamblyn
Mrs Sanderson Fay Compton
Mrs Dudley Rosalie Crutchley
Grace Markway Lois Maxwell
Mr Dudley Valentine Dyall
Carrie Fredericks Diane Clare
Director Robert Wise
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama