Dan Ireland on

The Haunting

Released 1963
Distributor MGM

The subtle terror techniques that Robert Wise learned from his mentor Val Lewton are on uncanny display in the creepiest haunted house movie of them all. (The trailer’s not too subtle, though.) Compare the original to the lamentable remake to see the difference between art and CGI junk.

Watch Trailer Without Commentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxrJGrhlcsU

About Dan Ireland

TFH Guru Dan Ireland passed away on April 14, 2016. Dan loved movies of all shapes, sizes, genres and formats. As co-founder (and co-director) of The Seattle International Film Festival and Co-Artistic Director of The Louisiana International Film Festival, Dan produced over 15 movies including John Huston’s final film, The Dead, and Bernard Rose’s Paperhouse. He made his directorial debut in 1996 with the award winning The Whole Wide World starring Vincent D’Onofrio and a then unknown Renee Zellweger. His other directorial credits include Passionada, Mrs. Palfrey at The Claremont, starring Dame Joan Plowright and E.L. Doctorow’s Jolene, which launched the career of actress Jessica Chastain. What was to be Dan's next project, Mr. Lively, fell apart mere weeks before its scheduled production, a month before his passing.