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Burnt Offerings (1976)

 -  Horror | Mystery  -  18 October 1976 (USA)
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Haunted house chiller from Dan Curtis has Oliver Reed and Karen Black as summer caretakers moving into gothic house with their young son. The catch? The house rejuvenates a part of itself ... See full summary »

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Haunted house chiller from Dan Curtis has Oliver Reed and Karen Black as summer caretakers moving into gothic house with their young son. The catch? The house rejuvenates a part of itself with each death that occurs on its premises. Written by Humberto Amador

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The perfect summer rental for the last vacation you'll ever take. See more »

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Pesadilla diabólica  »

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This is one of Stephen King's favorite horror movies. See more »

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When Marian saves Davey from drowning towards the end of the film, she pulls him out of the water and her hair is soaking wet. Moments later, it almost dry & is scraggly. See more »

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Roz Allardyce: God when it comes alive - tell them, Brother. Tell them what it's like in the summer.
Arnold Allardyce: Well they'd never believe it - it's beyond *anything* that you have you *ever* seen in your life.
Roz Allardyce: There are centuries in this room, Mrs. Rolf... there are years, years in this house.
Arnold Allardyce: Oh yes, and this house will be here long, long after you have departed. You'll believe me.
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Great haunted house classic starring the lovely Karen Black and wildman Oliver Reed
2 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The 1970's were a great time for horror . This offering (no pun intended ) more than holds its own among many of the other classics from the same period . This haunted house story is very similar to both The Shining and The Amityville Horror and I might add Burnt Offerings predates both of those films . Great direction, cast and score. The performances by leading actors Karen Black and Oliver Reed are excellent ,as well as the rest of the cast. The atmosphere is foreboding and I must say this film creates a lot of tension and suspense. Even though this is a PG rated film , it dose not lighten its tone or wimp out in any way . The only horror movie of this type that I feel is better than this is The Shining , but not by much. Very recommended for fans of classy, well made horror.


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