6.8/10
46
4 user 4 critic

The House in the Woods (1957)

The spirit of a murdered woman returns to take her revenge.

Director:

Writers:

(story Prelude to Murder),
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A devoted family man tries to help a beautiful alcoholic showgirl with her life, and becomes the the only suspect when someone else murders her.

Directors: Reginald Beck, Anthony Bushell
Stars: Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer, Tania Heald
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

When Kyle's estranged brother Graham goes missing after venturing into the supposedly haunted Brecksville Woods to find an old house from their father's stories, Kyle sets out to find ... See full summary »

Director: Clay von Carlowitz
Stars: Clay von Carlowitz, Hugh Lester, Tucker von Carlowitz
La maison des bois (TV Mini-Series 1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Stars: Pierre Doris, Jacqueline Dufranne, Agathe Natanson
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A celebrity is caught by her husband with a young lover. She ends the relationship, but slowly goes insane.

Director: Philippe Garrel
Stars: Louis Garrel, Laura Smet, Clémentine Poidatz
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Zia Mohyeddin
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of four people directly and indirectly involved with the murder of a female blackmailer. The three male suspects are the girl's publisher employer; an up-and-coming writer (Edward... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling
Stars: Valerie Hobson, Edward Underdown, James Robertson Justice
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An American officer, searching England for his dead brother's girlfriend, becomes involved in a jewel robbery.

Director: Terry Bishop
Stars: Keith Andes, Hazel Court, Jean Aubrey
Summer (1986)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

It's July, and Delphine has nowhere to go for the summer. She feels very bored and "empty", but this won't last; one day she accidently meets someone who seems to be totally made for her...

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Marie Rivière, Vincent Gauthier, Amira Chemakhi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Ronald Howard ...
Spencer Rowland
...
Carol Carter
...
Geoffrey Carter
Andrea Troubridge ...
Mrs. Shellaby
...
Colonel Shellaby
Norah Hammond ...
Mrs. Bletchley
Tim Ellison ...
Elegant Young Man
Edit

Storyline

The spirit of a murdered woman returns to take her revenge.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

murder | See All (1) »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

November 1957 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"He's probably waiting out there until he thinks we've eaten the mushrooms!"
9 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This ludicrous, no-budget thriller is so bad it's laugh-out-loud funny. (That's a genuine line of dialogue quoted in the summary). Highlights include a fight on top of a gramophone and a Siamese cat who miaows right through one scene and then reacts perfectly on cue to a line of Howard's dialogue. (It also miraculously appears and disappears on a shelf during a struggle between Gough and Howard).

The plot strains disbelief beyond breaking point, beginning with a ridiculous encounter in the Carter's flat where their comic stereotype neighbours are holding a 'perpetual party' much to the annoyance of novelist Geoffrey Carter (Gough). When a neighbour calls round to borrow the vacuum cleaner, it's the last straw for Carter who looks for a lonely cottage to rent.

At the cottage, Carter begins to harbour suspicions concerning his new landlord, tortured artist Spencer Rowland, whose eccentricities extend to wearing a Siamese cat like a scarf and continually playing a Larry Adler record, which finally annoys Carter as much as the audience.

Don't be under any illusions about this movie: it is not some lost genre classic, or even a decent period piece. If, however, you appreciate the kind of pastiche movie skits of Harry Enfield or Peter Serafinowicz, there are some priceless, if unintentional comic moments to be found here, and some of the funniest dialogue you'll hear in a long time ("Mushrooms and toadstools should be allowed to live together")


4 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?