This is a quality production that deserves a much bigger audience; an argument can absolutely be made that it is actually a haunted house film. More here: uktvofthepast.com/the-rocking-horse-winner-10th-august-1977/
Had I seen this in my childhood it is possible that I would now view it with forgiveness in my heart, my vision tainted by nostalgic lenses. But viewed for the first time twenty years after its release, my clear vision reveals this as a mess with unbelievable characters and plot, not to mention the racism and acceptance of young men having their way with young women too drunk to consent. A reminder of just how horrible the mainstream Hollywood could be in the 80s.