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Monday, January 3, 2011

The Legend of Hell House (1973)

No, this is not a film about evangelicals trying to scare you into heaven.  Legend of Hell House is a British "haunted house" film starring Roddy MacDowall [Planet of the Apes].  The basic plot involves a physicist, his wife, a psychic medium and a "physical medium" who are paid to spend a week at the infamous "Hell House" in order to find concrete evidence regarding life after death.
The movie explores all the basic types of paranormal activity such as poltergeists, possession by spirits, and the like.  The acting is very good and the movie manages to be suspenseful without using a boatload of special effects.  This movie stands on the strength of the four actors which is no easy feat to pull off.  It has just enough small twists to keep it interesting and is a solid effort in the supernatural genre.  Recommended for a lazy Sunday afternoon where you can stream it on Netflix.  I just got Apple TV so now I can view these films directly on my TV instead of my laptop.  The quality of the picture and sound are very good.  Nicely done.

RATING: Very Good.
For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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