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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Haunting (1963)

Many people may have seen the 1999 remake of this movie staring Lili Taylor, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson and Liam Neeson. I like that version but this one is better. It is scarier and somewhat different than the modern version. In this version Dr Markway in conducting an experiment into the paranormal at the scary old Hill House. He invites Theo (a woman with ESP), Luke (the nephew of the owner) and Nell. The strange events that happen seem to center on Nell and no one is sure if she is sane or not. As everything begins to unfold even Nell begins to wonder if she is ok. She then realizes that the house wants her to stay forever. She decides she wants to stay but the others want her to leave - for her sake and their own. As always the original is better than the remake. I have not read the book so I am not sure which version is closer to the original story but maybe I will see if the library has the book. If you love old spooky ghost stories see this version before you see the remake. You will not be disappointed.



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