Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by RickH, Jan 6, 2019.
The Sentinel (1977) - IMDb
Another vote for The Orphanage (2007)
Clive Barker’s Book of Blood
Was it shot on the Honeymooners set?
Kind of a spoiler putting it here but Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak features a haunted house.
The Old Dark House (1930s)
The Haunting (1963 orig.)
The Changeling (1980)
Burnt Offerings (1976)
Often cited as the best ever.
Nobody cited Salem's Lot? That's the stuff of nightmares, even for 1979. Practically an R-rated film today, but safe for TV broadcast 40 years ago.
That one and William Castle's original 196013 Ghosts would be my choices, hands-down.
The Changeling & Burnt Offerings - two of my all-time favorites. Have never seen Beetlejuice.
Admittedly, they do make a handsome couple.
It is great but the Old Dark House w/ Karloff & Raymond Massey is the perfect movie , no ghosts per se but weirdness all over the screen...not to be missed
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Munster, Go Home!
The Haunted Mansion
"House On Haunted Hill" has the most classic shock scene ever on film in the fifties.
I saw it at 9 years years old in 1959, and it scared the crap out of me. It still does....
me too! never missed it when it was on TV when I was a youngster!
I LOVE THIS MOVIE...is there a great BD edition anywhere
Burnt Offerings was going to be my recommendation too, that movie scared the crap out of me when I was a kid!
Anthony James is such a creepy presence!
Jack Clayton's The Innocents
Robert Wise's The Haunting
The Devil's Backbone has a whole lot of haunting going on.
"Ghost Story" (1981)
"13 Ghosts" (1960 & 2001) - both versions if you want to get crazy
Legend of hell house, And Burnt offerings are both good haunted house movies.
THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN. The greatest haunted house comedy. SURELY it inspired SCOOBY DOO! Take note that soon after MR. CHICKEN, Don Knotts was appearing in Hanna-Barbera cartoons, including his appearance in "The New Scooby Doo Movies!!!" If they ever attempt to remake this with *ANYONE* but Jon Cryer in the Don Knotts role, someone should burn down the studio!
The Old Dark House (1932) with Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Stuart, Boris Karloff and Charles Laughton. A great old film!
It was remade by William Castle in 1963, starring Robert Morley and Tom Poston, which I have never seen, but is reportedly not very good.
That remake is a really lame comedy. Best moment is Joyce Grenfell murdered with knitting needles through her neck, and the look of surprise on her face.
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