Friday, September 3, 2010

Genre Films on TCM (09.03.10/09.04.10)

Late tonight/early tomorrow morning, there's a pair of classic haunted house chillers on Turner Classic Movies that you may be interested in. Check 'em out.

2:00 AM Burnt Offerings (1976)
A family moves into a haunted house that seems to be stealing their lives.
Cast: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart Dir: Dan Curtis C-116 mins, TV-MA

4:00 AM House On Haunted Hill (1959)
A millionaire offers total strangers a fortune to spend the night in a haunted house.
Cast: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshal Dir: William Castle BW-75 mins, TV-14


  1. Despite a really stellar cast, I found Burnt Offerings--as well as the original novel by Robert Marasco--to be decidedly unimpressive.

  2. Will: I'm with you. It had a few decent moments, but it was way too understated for its own good. It never went for the big scare, not even once, which definitely hurt the final product.

    (My review of the film)



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