Robert Wise directs Julie Harris, Claire Bloom and Richard Johnson in this ghost story classic where a fragile psychic joins a group to investigate a stately home with a dark past.
One of the finest horror films ever made, getting by on a classy mixture of hysteria and dread. The B-movie performances hide characters with disturbing depth. The walls and furnishings of the off kilter house maintains a constant fear. The booming, drafty sound design is perfect. The whole dreadful affair has the austere air of a curse set in stone. We know this house dooms its inhabitants. Wise has rattling good fun leading us to the inevitable tragedies and shocks.
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