The Haunting (1963)
by Brenda - Webmaster
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I have always loved this movie. And while the 1999 remake with Catherine Zeta Jones was "okay" by my
standards, the original was much, much better.
The style back then really exaggerated different details than they do today. They had no computerized special effects, so relied more on psychological factors to terrify the audience. While some of the acting may be considered hokey by today's standards, it is classic horror that is not to be missed.
When a paranormal psychologist decides to perform a psychic experiment, he invites a handful of guests to join him in the experiment. Each of these guests are known to possess abilities of one sort or another.
The experiment is held in an expansive, vacant mansion that has it's own voice. The "voice" is that of Hugh Crane and his victims. And when the psychic subjects arrive at the spooky old mansion for a weekend of tests, they discover more than their own psychic abilities.
The house is haunted and wants much more than to communicate.
The Haunting is a black and white thriller created in a bygone era. The unnerving sound effects and incredibly well-executed story make it a must-see for all horror fans and lovers of ghost movies.
What the trailer here: