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The Legend of Hell House (1973)

PG  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  15 June 1973 (USA)
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A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. ... See full summary »

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A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it is up to the team to survive a full week in isolation, and solve the mystery of the Hell House. Written by Niz

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For the sake of your sanity, pray it isn't true!

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The unsettling tales of Emeric Belasco's acts of debauchery and evil at Hell House were loosely based on stories involving occultist Aleister Crowley. See more »

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In the film's opening credits, there is a spelling mistake. The copyright line reads "... 20th Century Fox Film Corpoation". See more »

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Dr. Lionel Barrett: I get the impressin that you know quite a bit about Belasco. Do you mind sharing it with us?
Benjamin Franklin Fischer: His first name was Emeric. He was born on March the 23rd, 1879. He was the illegitimate son of an American munitions maker.
Ann Barrett: What did he look like?
Benjamin Franklin Fischer: "His was a frightening visiage, like the face of a demon that had taken on some human aspect."
Florence Tanner: Are you quoting?
Benjamin Franklin Fischer: Yes, I am. That is his second wife. She commited suicide in this room in 1927.
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GREAT little horror film
17 August 2000 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This film is an outstanding example of what you can achieve in a horror film without resorting to special effects trickery. "Legend Of Hell House" is everything that turkeys like "The Haunting" tried to be.

Kudos to everyone in the cast, especially Roddy McDowall as Fisher, the only man to survive a previous expedition.

There is also some interesting dialogue regarding combatting the supernatural with science, a topic that popped up in later films such as "Ghostbusters."

MANY horror movies have been made on much larger budgets than Legend Of Hell House, but very few can match it for pure psychological terror. I give this film a 10.


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