Feels like a story you'd hear around a bonfire-- by the townie racantour loaded on cheap beer-- as we all collectively scoot closer & closer to the edge of our lawn chairs.
Cheers to this one.
Pretty great haunted house flick.
It has aged well.
Acting is solid: Carol Reed is oozing charisma, Bette Davis is still up to snuff, Burgess Merideth has a brief, wonderfully campy performance.
Surprised it took me this long to see, it seems to have inspired everything from the Shining, to Evil Dead, & - the movie I previously thought inspired a bunch of post 1980's horror- TheChangeling
Not much peculiar here. It's a rehash mishmash of better stories; a collection of orphaned ideas, tossed in a Tim Burton goulash & set to cook low and waaaaay too slow.
The central performance is cringe-worthy.
Eva Green is magnetic, but has absolutely nothing to do in this movie.