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The Legend of Hell House

Released 1973
Distributor 20th Century Fox

Former AIP head James Nicholson formed Academy Pictures to produce his own projects and this one, of only two released after his death, validates the difference between former partner Sam Arkoff’s aesthetic and his own. Richard Matheson’s popular haunted house novel, transposed to England, receives a classy production with A-level promotion, although the sexuality is a bit toned down.

About Mick Garris

Mick Garris will be Executive Producing a film for Universal called Unbroken. It is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing. Previously, Garris created the Masters of Horror hour-long cable series of fright films helmed by well-known genre directors, including himself.  Numerous screenplay assignments led to a career in directing, and he is perhaps best known for his long association with Stephen King, whose novels The Stand and The Shining have been translated by Garris into well-received mini-series. Mick authored the book, “Development Hell”, which can be ordered from Amazon.com at this link!  Mick’s latest books “Snow Shadows” and “Tyler’s Third Act” are now out from Cemetery Dance. A new novella, “Ugly”, and new Hollywood desert noir novel, “SALOME”, will be coming out this year.