Box art for The Haunting (1963)

The Haunting (1963)

horror


In an old New England house believed to be haunted, an ESP researcher enlists the help of two mediums in the hopes they can learn more the house's evil reputation. Starring Julie Harris.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    86%
  • Audience Score
    82%

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Audience Reviews

2 stars

The Haunting is one of the movies that is always mentioned when classic horror gets brought up, but I don't think that it has aged well. It's excessively "talky", to the extent that long periods of time pass with little of interest happening. I didn't think the atmosphere was ever really established, and l never connected with the characters. I'm sure The Haunting has probably had an immeasurable influence on many movies that followed it, and it probably impressed a lot of people back in 1963. But in my opinion, the years have not been kind to it.

- lewiskendell, Wednesday, May 4, 2011