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The Legend of Hell House (1973)

 -  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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Early in the film, in her and her husband's bedroom, Ann Barrett is seen holding the novel "Sentimental Education" by 19th century French author Gustave Flaubert. The novel was no doubt deliberately chosen for her to hold by the filmmakers since much of the novel is about passion, sex, and desire, making it fit in well with the highly sexualized and erotic nature of much of the film. It also foreshadows her later scenes and hints at her repressed sexuality. See more »

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When Ben and Anne discover Emeric Belascoe's body in the hidden room in the chapel, at one point Belasco starts swaying back and forth. 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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3 September 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

What a pity that today's films rely so heavily on special effects.

Here is a perfect example of how what you don't see is much more unnerving than what you do. Do not watch this film alone at night unless you are already in bed and have the remote control to hand.


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