From Hell House to Hill House: Some Perspective on the Original “The Haunting” (1963)

the hauntingIn a previous post about Richard Matheson’s Hell House, I posted about a house that was evil because it contained evil.  In Hell House corruption festers for years, leaving the house insidiously haunted.  The 1963 film, The Haunting, is based off Shirley Jackson’s book The Haunting of Hill House and also details the occurrences in a haunted house.  But Hill House in The Haunting is different.  True, the movie implies that its owner, Hugh Crane, was sadistic and twisted.  And his daughter Abigail died in the house, an old woman, because of a paid companion’s negligence.  But the haunted house in The Haunting started killing on its own before these events occurred. Continue reading “From Hell House to Hill House: Some Perspective on the Original “The Haunting” (1963)”

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From Hell House to Hill House: Some Perspective on the Original “The Haunting” (1963)