The Haunting

Last night I was lucky enough to catch a screening of a 16mm print of the 1963 version of The Haunting. It had long been on my list of my films to see. It’s one of three adaptations based on Shirley Jackson’s original novel, The Haunting of Hill House.

Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.

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The story was adapted again in 1999, albeit loosely.

Mike Flanagan also adapted the story, though changed the characters to a family with some aspects of the original characters.