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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 ...
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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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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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overlooked gem
26 February 2000 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie many years ago and thought it lost, but recently it showed up on a station listed but just out of range, so it's still around somewhere. Won't one of you obscurity specialists find it and put it on the market? An hour long (and thus consigned to the late show from word go) it's the best of Vernon Sewell's numerous little ghost stories. A pair of newlyweds show up to buy a house, and a shadowy lady tells them, in flashback, of the place's history. She starts with another couple who put up with insidious supernatural events, and came to learn, in a flashback within a flashback, the nasty happenings that turned this place into what it is. The finale, though not terribly surprising, delivers in terms of campfire tale creepiness. There isn't, of course, any rules to horror and people keep seeking that elusive formula of fright, but here's a quiet little piece that, with no evident artistic effort, presses just the right buttons. This is one obscurity that won't let you down when you find it.


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