PG | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A family moves into an old, haunted house that regenerates itself by feeding off of the life forces of its injured occupants.
In the commentary with director Dan Curtis, he says that he actually read the novel 'Burnt Offerings' years before he got the offer to direct this film. Curtis said that he hated the open-ended conclusion of the novel and, at the time, thought to himself that he would pity anyone who would attempt to make it into a movie. Ironically, years later, the offer to direct the movie version of the novel came to him, and the first thing he did was write an ending that he liked - the one featured in the film.
I hate this place! I want to get of here. I HATE IT!
It is inexplicable that there is never any police investigation and arrest, given that dozens of people have vanished when visiting the country mansion (Dunsmuir House). The Rolf family, for instance, having recently attended Aunt Elizabeth's funeral, must have sent out invitations or made phone calls from the mansion informing relations, shortly before they too disappeared. The doctor was also aware that the Rolfs had leased the mansion. Leading the authorities to suspect the Allardyce siblings and Walker of foul play.