Up 1,999 this week

The Legend of Hell House (1973)

PG  |   |  Horror  |  15 June 1973 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 8,429 users  
Reviews: 144 user | 100 critic

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 »



(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video


Top 25 Trivia Items From the Last 25 Years

Here are some amazing facts and figures to deepen your appreciation of the movies you love.

See the full list

Related News

200 Greatest Horror Films (190-181)
| SoundOnSight
Drive-In Dust Offs: Incubus
| DailyDead
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
| Trailers from Hell

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 27 Oct 2010
a list of 34 titles
created 03 Oct 2013
a list of 35 images
created 15 Sep 2014
a list of 25 titles
created 11 months ago
a list of 46 titles
created 9 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Legend of Hell House (1973)

The Legend of Hell House (1973) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Legend of Hell House.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Haunting (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again.

Director: John D. Hancock
Stars: Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Kevin O'Connor
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Ben and Marian Rolf rent a grand old country mansion as a summer getaway for themselves, their twelve year old son Davey, and Ben's Aunt Elizabeth. They feel they can't turn down the rent ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A millionaire offers ten thousand dollars to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with he and his wife.

Director: William Castle
Stars: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre.

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas
The Sentinel (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Not ready for marriage, a fashion model moves into an unbelievably nice Brooklyn Heights apartment, where scary occurrences turn into a much more frightening turn of events.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon
The Innocents (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Director: Jack Clayton
Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An anthology of four horror stories revolving around a mysterious rental house in the UK.

Director: Peter Duffell
Stars: John Bryans, John Bennett, Christopher Lee
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.

Director: Herk Harvey
Stars: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder
The Uninvited (1944)
Certificate: Passed Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past.

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp
The Asphyx (1973)
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

English country squire Sir Hugo Cunningham searches for immortality by literally 'bottling up' the Spirit of the Dead, or Asphyx.

Director: Peter Newbrook
Stars: Robert Powell, Robert Stephens, Jane Lapotaire


Cast overview:
Florence Tanner
Benjamin Franklin Fischer
Dr. Barrett
Ann Barrett
Roland Culver ...
Mr. (Rudolph) Deutsch


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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




PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

15 June 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La leyenda de la casa infernal  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Writer Richard Matheson toned down the graphic violence and more intense sexual scenes of his novel to give the screenplay for the film a more brooding atmosphere. See more »


When Emeric Belasco's body was revealed, he had a glass of wine in his left hand. Emeric had been dead for over 20 years; yet the wine in the glass had not evaporated. See more »


Dr. Lionel Barrett: I'm sure it's nothing.
Benjamin Franklin Fischer: Are you?
See more »


Referenced in Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Excellent Haunting Story
30 August 2006 | by (Sleesburg, VA.) – See all my reviews

I have heard this movie be described as menacing and that is a great way to describe it. This has to be one of the darkest of the haunted house movies out there. With an extremely creepy soundtrack and an equally creepy storyline, throw in actors that can play there parts well, and you have a classic film.

Four people must go to a house known as "Hell House" and must exorcise the ghosts that torment and murder all that have gone in prior. Roddy McDowell plays as the one surviving group members from an earlier trip.

A simple storyline, yes, but the way it holds itself up is amazing. The acting is just excellent and convincing. Also, this movie has virtually no special effects at all. This actually works to the movies advantage as we, the audience, must rely on the atmosphere to terrorize us. And it works very well.

One of the all time best haunted house movies ever, this one is definitely worth buying. 8/10

24 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Low reed instrument? jstowns
Prime real estate for Tim Burton insomniactor
Make HELL HOUSE exactly as the novel dictates yehbt
Remake? Mrs-WIsom
One of the best British 'horrors'..? bladewrecker
Why Christmas? suegrantmayaseth
Discuss The Legend of Hell House (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: