The Haunting

You may not believe in ghosts but you cannot deny terror
The Haunting
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: August 5, 2003
  • Originally Released: 1963
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono - French

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Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh87%

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Total Count: 39

Upright82%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 19,289
A dark brooding atmosphere, disturbing psychological insights and a handful of suddenly executed surprises make this old horror as fresh and vital as the day it was made. Full Review
Film4
Oct 19, 2008
The artful cinematic strokes of director Robert Wise and staff are not quite enough to override the major shortcomings of Nelson Gidding's screenplay. Full Review
Variety
Sep 25, 2007
Rating: 8/10 -- For the possible overuse of internal monologues and Julie Harris' overwrought but riveting performance as Eleanor, The Haunting still stands up as a relevant and effective study of both the psychology and parapsychology of its themes. Full Review
Starburst
Nov 9, 2017
Wise stacks up scares through sound, shadow and suggestion.
Total Film
Jan 1, 2004
Rating: 5/5 -- This is one of the best supernatural chillers ever made. Full Review
Radio Times
Oct 8, 2013
When The Haunting digs into the internals of its story, summons its spirits and lets them play havoc with cold reason, it has a power and fervor unmatched by any film ghost stories. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Nov 1, 2018
People stare about in terror and squeak: 'The house, it's alive!' The picture, it's dead. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Oct 19, 2008

Product Description:

A paranormal investigator invites a trio of people to help him examine Hill House, a sinister family estate haunted by the angry souls from its troubled past. While Eleanor (Julie Harris) looks for an escape from the memory of her recently-deceased mother, she becomes increasingly obsessed with the history of the huge, ominous house. Based on Shirley Jackson's lyrical novel, THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, and one of the most frightening psychological horror films ever made, featuring virtually no blood, gore, or monsters for its effective scares.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: September 18, 1963.
  • Adapted from Shirley Jackson's classic story, "The Haunting of Hill House."

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  • Sales Rank: 8,205
  • UPC: 883929151394
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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