The Legend of Hell House (1973)

PG  |   |  Horror  |  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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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

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




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Release Date:

15 June 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La leyenda de la casa infernal  »

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(Westrex Recording System)


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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Richard Matheson wanted Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor to star in this film. 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 »


Benjamin Franklin Fischer: Yes, I know the score: you do not fight this house! Look, Hell House doesn't mind a guest or two. What it doesn't like is people who attack it. Belasco doesn't like it; his people, they don't like it, and they will fight back and they will kill you. So, listen to me. You just leave that damn machine alone and you spend the rest of the week resting, doing nothing. When Sunday comes, you tell old Deutsch anything he wants to hear and bank the money. If you try anything else, you will be a dead ...
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No Chicken Exits
27 February 2002 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Under-rated, unduly over-shadowed, and quite rightly the most notoriously scary and deadly place (billed by American author, Richard Matheson, as "The Mt. Everest of all Haunted Houses" in his novel on which this British interpretation is based). The Author, in his attempt to write the be-all and get-all of all Gothic adventures, threw everything conceivable into the mix; cannibalism, sexual deviance, drug induced homicidal and suicidal tendencies, and a walloping ending which explains the mystery of this heretofore unsolved monster of a puzzle. Even in Hough's film, with a serviceable Matheson script, the basic formula remains intact; the smug para-psychologist, the traumatised evangelist, the cautionary medium and 'smug's' sexually frustrated wife, all come to the doorstep of Belasco House, and enter at their own risk. If you read the novel first, then the film will come to mean much more, and is better appreciated.

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