“The Haunting” (1963)

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Films And Lice

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Ghosts, haunted houses, and things that go “bump” in the night. They always make for a good scary story. Although recent film franchises such as Paranormal Activity have tried to recapture the terror of a lot of old ghost stories, it’s the classic ones that are still the best. Recently, I sat down with Robert Wise’s 1963 film The Haunting. It had been a long time since I had seen it last. I was amazed at how well it still manages to hold up, as one of the best ghost stories of all time.

The film is based on the novel The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Contained within this film we have one of the most underrated American authors of all time, and one of the greatest American filmmakers of all time. If Jackson’s work is unfamiliar to you, I recommend her short story The Lottery

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