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House of Mystery (1961)

A young couple go to check out a house they're thinking of buying. A somewhat mysterious woman tells the couple several stories of the fates that befell the house's previous owners.

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Peter Dyneley ...
Mark Lemming
Jane Hylton ...
Stella Lemming
Nanette Newman ...
Joan Trevor
Maurice Kaufmann ...
Henry Trevor
Colin Gordon ...
Burdon
John Merivale ...
Clive
Ronald Hines ...
Young husband
Colette Wilde ...
Wife
Molly Urquhart ...
Mrs. Bucknall
George Selway ...
Constable
Freda Bamford
Roy Purcell
John Abineri ...
Milkman
Pearson Dodd
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A young couple go to check out a house they're thinking of buying. A somewhat mysterious woman tells the couple several stories of the fates that befell the house's previous owners.

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First screened in 1961 as a second feature in British cinemas, it later turned up on American Television as an episode of Kraft Mystery Theater (1959). See more »

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Edited into Kraft Mystery Theater: House of Mystery (1961) See more »

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Wah Wah Wah - Not as good as you'd think
27 June 2009 | by (Indianapolis) – See all my reviews

Not a bad little story. Well acted and GREAT creepy music. The story was well written and logical up to a point. The use of recursive flashbacks is pretty cool also.

But the story doesn't really resolve itself.

I think the reason people were scared by this is because of the scream and creepy stinger music at the end. But even the end is fairly predictable.

This could have been a great movie with a little more thought put into the ending. Another 20 minutes to answer more questions would have helped.

I'm sure this movie would scare the bejeesus out of younger kids who don't look too deeply into the story.

If you want a movie similar to this but vastly superior and scarier, go see 'Frailty'. It takes this idea to a much better conclusion.


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