G | | Horror
Hill House has stood for about 90 years and appears haunted: its inhabitants have always met strange, tragic ends. Now Dr. John Markway has assembled a team of people who he thinks will prove whether or not the house is haunted.
Robert Wise called the film one of his top ten or twelve favourites among the films he made, commenting that it was his favourite filmmaking experience.
Dr. John Markway:
An evil old house, the kind some people call haunted, is like an undiscovered country waiting to be explored. Hill House had stood for 90 years and might stand for 90 more. Silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever ...
When Nell arrives at Hill House, she's given a room right at the top of the stairs with several obtuse angles. However, the view from the hallway afterward shows a room with right angles implying the two locations are two separate sets.
The original cut of movie (shown 24/9/03 at Filmhouse, Edinburgh) has several differences from the general release print -