The HauntingThe film follows Dr. John Markway, an anthropologist with an interest in psychic phenomena, who invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.
Actors of "The Haunting"
Characters of "The Haunting"
Directors of "The Haunting"Robert WiseBirthdate: 10 September 1914, Winchester, Indiana, USA
Creators of "The Haunting"Nelson GiddingBirthdate: 15 September 1919, New York City, New York, USAShirley JacksonBirthdate: 14 December 1916, San Francisco, California, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Haunting"TIME MagazineOctober 19, 2008
People stare about in terror and squeak: 'The house, it's alive!' The picture, it's dead.VarietySeptember 25, 2007
The artful cinematic strokes of director Robert Wise and staff are not quite enough to override the major shortcomings of Nelson Gidding's screenplay.Chicago ReaderSeptember 25, 2007
Pretty effective when it came out; it may be a little stiff in the joints by now, but it's still a much better scare show than the recent stinker remake.Time OutSeptember 23, 2006
What makes the film so effective is not so much the slightly sinister characterisation of the generally neurotic group, but the fact that [director] Wise makes the house itself the central character, a beautifully designed and highly atmospheric entity.New York TimesMay 09, 2005
Makes more goose pimples than sense.Playback:stlFebruary 06, 2017
...one of the most fascinating aspects of The Haunting is the multiple interpretations available for many events, which might be supernatural, or might be the product of a disturbed mind or distorted perceptions.Radio TimesOctober 07, 2013
This is one of the best supernatural chillers ever made.Antagony & EcstasyAugust 29, 2011
Borderline perfect... Strip away all of its frightening elements, and the film remains a sophisticated, complex, and tremendously subtle character study.CinePassionSeptember 06, 2009
The horror remains admirably attuned to the sense of solitude in a premature spinsterFilm4October 19, 2008
A dark brooding atmosphere, disturbing psychological insights and a handful of suddenly executed surprises make this old horror as fresh and vital as the day it was made.Empire MagazineSeptember 25, 2007
Properly creepy, unlike like the dodgy remake.TV GuideSeptember 25, 2007
An undeniably effective adaptation of the Shirley Jackson novel and remains one of the best haunted-house movies.
Gallery of "The Haunting"