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Burnt Offerings (1976)

PG  |   |  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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When the hearse driver throws open the bedroom door and pushes a coffin toward the camera, you can see hands come up to stop the coffin so that it doesn't hit the camera. See more »

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David Rolf: I hate this place! I want to get of here. I HATE IT!
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Rejuvenation and Attempted Escape
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Great haunted house classic starring the lovely Karen Black and wildman Oliver Reed
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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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