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The House That Would Not Die (1970)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Horror  |  27 October 1970 (USA)
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A tale of witchcraft, black magic and a haunted house in the Amish country.

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This movie centers on Ruth Bennett and her niece Sara Dunning. They move into the house of Ruth's recently deceased aunt and shortly thereafter they learn the house is possessed by two ghosts of the original owners who were from the time of the Revolutionary War. Shortly after arriving Ruth discovers a family Bible hidden in a secret compartment of a roll top desk. Contained within is the name of the original owner which includes the name of his deceased wife and also a name that has been crossed out in ink. As the movie progresses we learn the identity of this person and the reason for it being obliterated through the possession of niece Sara and Pat McDougal. Written by Kelly E.F. Wiebe <senhue@mts.ca>

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A High Class Made For TV Thriller-I HAVE THIS VIDEO
3 April 2004 | by (Huxley, Iowa) – See all my reviews

NO SPOILERS HERE! First off, the cast is superb!I am a huge fan of Barbara Stanwyck, and Richard Egan.Richard Egan was very effective in this role, he was downright scary and menacing! I love the setting for this movie.The writing is excellent, and so is the acting. I thought that this was a very intelligent movie.This movie looked like they spent a goodly sum of money to produce, considering that it is a made for tv movie made in the early 1970s.I have to say, why can't Hollywood make superb thrillers like this for the small or large screen. The beauty of it is, no blood and gore!If you like wonderful acting, excellent writing, and a movie that you can watch with your family,you have to see this little gem.I have this video, if you are interested,please contact me by my e-mail address. marianna1776@hotmail.com


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