#54: The Haunting

December 15, 2009

As one of two people who actually enjoyed the remake, I figured I should check out why everyone thought it sucked by viewing the source material.

So what’s it about?: A group of “researchers” move into a haunted house in an attempt to prove the supernatural.  Subsequent supernatural chaos ensues.

The Good: WOW.  Okay, I understand now.  This movie is hands down a classic of horror.  So simple, yet in its simplicity it is truly suspenseful and maintains a grasp hold on that suspense without ever having to show anything.  And the cinematography and design of this movie is just so perfectly creepy, especially the use of mirrors.

The Bad: Okay, as with all older movies, some parts just come across outdated and a bit cheesy.  And this movie def has a couple of those moments.  And the main character’s inner monologues were just annoying and useless.

The Good: Worth seeing, especially for any self-respecting fan of the horror genre.

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