The current minor boom in American horror films has two notable features: the single-minded concentration on the nuclear family as a point of attack, and the consistent rejection of happy endings. This tale of a family taking a spooky old mansion for the summer would be strictly formula stuff were it not for these elements; but veteran Eugène Lourié's art direction helps.
Cast and crew
William F Nolan, Dan Curtis
Karen Black Oliver Reed Burgess Meredith Eileen Heckart Lee Montgomery Dub Taylor Bette Davis