Sunday, 21 October 2018
This 1978 horror film, directed by Gus Trikonis and stars Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet, Andrew Prine and Cassie Yates, is low budget and delivers. A couple buy a large old house with a few creepy gargoyle heads and a statue in the yard. It doesn't seem like much until hauntings begin. There is a basement with a locked trap door, certain to be the culprit behind unpleasant sulphur smells and a bad feeling. Friends arrive to fix the crumbling house but there is a ghost trying to warn them, and a dog that goes missing. Before long, the house turns upon everyone.
This film is atmospheric with the sounds of thunder and lightning. Although classed as a Horror, it comes across to me as a supernatural mystery thriller.
I rate this 8/10.
What was amusing: Wait for it.