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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
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Burdon
John Merivale ...
Clive
Ronald Hines ...
Young husband
Colette Wilde ...
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Molly Urquhart ...
Mrs. Bucknall
George Selway ...
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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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Das Landhaus des Dr. Lemming  »

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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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Version of Frenzy (1945) See more »

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A Mysterious Housekeeperv reveals the history of an eerie country house to a pair of prospective buyers.
6 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time on Kraft Mystery Theater in the summer of 1962.I was twelve years old and it gave me a real chill.I did not see it again until November of 2013. Over the years I had tried to find House of Mystery, but was unsuccessful until it was posted on YouTube. When, after half a century, I did view it again, I found to my delight, that I still was able to experience that delicious chill of fear, that I so love when i saw the climax.

I have a great love of ghost stories. The Uninvited, The Haunting, The Innocents, and on television such fare as the Thriller episode, The Hungry Glass" are all favorites of mine and House of Mystery ranks with them.

The pace is quick and has the same feel as one of those "B" shockers from the 1940's. It also has an effective and spooky musical score to add add to the viewers goosebumps. Jane Hylton's performance particularly stands out.

If, like me, you are a fan of classic English ghost stories then I think you will enjoy House of Mystery. It's not easy to locate but it is worth the search.


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