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Burnt Offerings

Released 1976
Distributor United Artists

TV horror king Dan Curtis moved to the big screen with this Amityville-like adaptation of Robert Morasco’s 1973 haunted house novel. Oliver Reed and Karen Black (now there’s a couple you don’t want to be trapped in an elevator with) move their family into a foreboding mansion that sucks the life out of its tenants. The presence of Burgess Meredith should have tipped them off…