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The Haunting of Seacliff Inn (1994)

A couple starts to live in strange and scary situations when they move to an old house in a seaside town.


Walter Klenhard




Credited cast:
Ally Sheedy ... Susan Enright
William R. Moses ... Mark Enright
Lucinda Weist ... Sara Warner
Tom McCleister ... John
Maxine Stuart ... Lorraine Adler
Shannon Cochran ... Sheriff Tomizack
Louise Fletcher ... Dorothy O'Hara
Jay W. MacIntosh ... Caroline
James Horan ... Jeremiah Hastings
Mary Weaver Mary Weaver ... Georgia
Frederick Dai Frederick Dai ... Photo Assistant
Wallace E. Smith Wallace E. Smith ... Kelly House Docent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashley Buccille
Faith Ice Faith Ice ... Restaurant Patron
Virginia Morris


Susan and Mark move to a seaside town to buy an old house and open an inn. They came to look at one house, but Susan is inexplicably drawn to another. The house is high on a cliff overlooking a lonely beach. Something eerie is going on. A scary black dog appears. One strange guest stays at the inn. Susan finds letters in the attic written long ago by a wife who was terrified of something. What happened then is happening again now! Written by J. Chanapai <chanapai@mozart.inet.co.th>

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At 51:24 the edge of panties can be seen, indicating the woman was not totally nude. See more »


Susan Enright: He tested the wires
Mark Enright: Bull! He tested the local pot harvest!
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Referenced in WWE Raw: Tatanka Sells Out (1994) See more »

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Yuppies came, they saw, they were vanquished by... ghosts???
2 November 2003 | by Eric-1226See all my reviews

Wonderful movie in which California yuppies, largely on a speculative whim, buy a wonderful old 19th-century mansion and attempt to turn it into a profitable bed & breakfast joint (which they name "Seacliff Inn", hence the name of the film).

Little do they realize that the old inn is infested with spirits of the past, some of whom are hell-bent on revenge and destruction.

The movie has great filming locations (Mendocino, Northern California coast), a nice "supernatural" atmosphere, lots of old-style architecture, and should be a delight to anyone who loves the California coast, antiques, old-style architecture, the sea, ghost stories, etc. etc.

Ally Sheedy's character (Susan Enright) is probably one of the most spoiled and grating female characters I've encountered in film in a long time, but thankfully her negative vibes are countered by the lovely "ghost lady", Sara, portrayed by Lucinda Weist. There's also a really scary dog in the movie, who's appearances are well-timed for shock and horror value. Louise Fletcher (remember her from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest??) also has a poignant role in the film.

Nicely done ghost story, should appeal to anyone who likes ghosts, hauntings, the supernatural. Also fun to look at around Halloween time (which is when I last saw it).

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Release Date:

22 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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Das Geheimnis von Seacliff Inn See more »

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Camarillo, California, USA See more »

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