The Haunting-the Haunted Tower (1963)
Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn
The Haunting of Hill House
1 Hour and 52 Minutes (112 Minutes)
You may not believe in ghosts but you cannot deny terror
$1.200.000 (ΗΠΑ, Καναδάς)
The epidrastikotita of "The Haunting" is undeniable. I wonder how many films with teams of researchers of the paranormal and haunted houses have clicked over to film the huge Robert Wise? Certainly many and I'm not referring to the trisathlio remake of 1999 of course. Based on the novel "The Haunting of Hill House" of extremely famous for the era of American author Shirley Jackson the film tells the story of four researchers of the paranormal residing a short time in the wilderness for many years Hill House, a massive mansion with haunted house repute.
The start is the ideal. An addictive and highly psarwtiki review for the macabre past of the home recounted in our screen by sending the first shivers to the Viewer. The agonizing death of former residents is given along with creepy images by installing a spooky atmosphere, already from … the locker room. A fatal accident on a trolley, a horrid suicide, a death by abandoning her horrible in bed of pain … the narrative in this scene is great. Then the movie returns to modern times and gradually begins to make the heroes giving more to both of them, to Professor Dr. John Markway which is the organizer of the project and in Eleanor, a capricious woman over the lackluster life carries the unbearable weight of her mother's death. The remorse the clench like pincer and the case presents some similarities with one of the deaths of the original narrative. From the four-Member group are not all the same "believers" in the existence of ghosts. The course Dr Markway. shows a strong and sure enough on the success of the investigation while Luke, the other man of the group plays the role of skeptic expressing his doubts, sometimes humorous way.
The title of the film comes from face-to-face contact with Robert Wise's the author of the original novel "The Haunting of Hill House." He confided in him after question himself as the only alternative title that could give in her book.
As well the four researchers perform their research various events that disrupt their stay. Eerie sounds, bizarre messages written on walls, mysterious rooms and unexplained cold spots within the House guarantee a terrifying journey into the world of the paranormal. But what seems what scary is the increasingly strong influence exerted by the home to sensitive Eleanor. The tormented woman sinks into ainigmatikoys monologues and feels that the Hill House invites to stay with him … forever.
"The Haunting" offers genuine tromares through a variety of tricks by which stand out the sound. The eerie, loud sounds are the main means of producing terror but after a period of new tricks are added to the frightening agenda of film, with the bending of a door is one of the best at the time. Possibly the scariest thing is the gradual absorption of Eleanor of the House, who marries maestrika metaphysical and psychological terror. Especially in the last 20 minutes you'll grab when the suspense is not interrupted by constant rows philosophical dialogues that we have enjoyed in the previous points. Good time for interpretations, successful character chemistry, kalogrammenoi dialogues and genuine atmosphere of terror supported by the black-and-white photo, compose a groundbreaking for the time that remains movie charming until our days. It is also one of those movies that teach the art of horror without the use of gore …
- The initial sequences of ghoulish review events that recount how stoicheiwthike the mansion.
- The production of terror from threatening, unworldly sounds.
- The terrifying view of a woman in the skylight.
- The frightening scene with the door that flexes inward freezing the blood of heroes who are watching in awe.
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!
Addictive storytelling, well-written script, interesting dialogues among actors with philosophical content, sometimes scary sound effects, original horror atmosphere of classic 60s.
Today may seem outdated to some younger age viewers who have not discovered the meaning of "atmosphere" that produced many old horror movies.