Eight short tales of ghostly encounters through the decades at the legendary Great White Horse Hotel in Ipswich. Since 1518, the premises have offered a night's rest to such diverse luminaries as Charles Dickens, George II and the Beatles. The Haunted Hotel brings together eight tales of ghostly encounters, by turns spooky, comic, humorous and horrifying, all taking place among the rooms and corridors of this notoriously eerie establishment. 1924 - The Contraption. A ghost-hunter meets her match when she tries to use the latest technology to detect the presence of unquiet spirits. 1973 - The Writer. A novelist seeks inspiration for his next bestseller but finds his mind unravelling as his work turns into a dangerous obsession. 1836 - Watching. Charles Dickens has an unexpected encounter during a sleepless night in the regions, reporting for a newspaper on a local election. 1952 - Room 27B. Young lovers find their plans for tryst thrown into confusion when they take a wrong turn within...
Eight Decades. Eight Ghost Stories. Under One Roof.
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The film was shot entirely on location at the (now closed) Great White Horse Hotel in Ipswich, UK, which dates back at least as far as the 17th century. The quote at the beginning of the film which begins "Never was such labyrinths..." is taken from Charles Dickens' novel 'The Pickwick Papers', and is directly referencing the hotel. See more
In the first segment, when Dickens walks out of his room to give Pickwick a candle he is not wearing his coat. But when he immediately re-enters his room, he is wearing his coat. (This continuity error also creates plot hole, as he had given Pickwick his coast to guard against the cold in the hallway.) See more