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The Haunting (1963)


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.

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Rotten: Makes more goose pimples than sense.

- Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Monday, May 9, 2005

Fresh: What makes the film so effective is not so much the slightly sinister characterisation of the generally neurotic group, but the fact that director] Wise makes the house itself the central character, a beautifully designed and highly atmospheric entity.

- Derek Adams, Time Out, Saturday, September 23, 2006

Fresh: Pretty effective when it came out; it may be a little stiff in the joints by now, but it's still a much better scare show than the recent stinker remake.

- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader, Tuesday, September 25, 2007