Thursday, November 03, 2016

The House That Would Not Die


(1970) ***
 
 
 

All ABC Movies of the Week from the 70’s through most of the 80’s get 3 stars from me, no more, no less. There’s something about them that feel like a comfortable pair of jeans and they’re best served on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The House That Would Not Die is the first of three that I watched this past Sunday on YouTube and boy am I ever glad I did!

Ruth Bennett moves into the home she inherited from her deceased aunt along with her niece. Rumors of the house being haunted prompts her friend to conduct a séance. I love séances in movies because they have a 100% success rate when it comes to contacting spirits of the deceased unlike real life séances which yield a 0% success rate. After they make contact with the ghosts of Revolutionary War casualties the house starts to terrorize them. A couple of people get possessed and there was also a guy with a mustache who was pretty cool. That’s about all I remember.

3 comments:

JPX said...

Haha, I think I have watched nearly every ABC Movie of the Week on YouTube! I can't get enough of them! Watch "Bad Ronald" or "When Michael Calls".

"I love séances in movies because they have a 100% success rate when it comes to contacting spirits of the deceased unlike real life séances which yield a 0% success rate."

That line made me laugh out loud!

Johnny Sweatpants said...

When Michael Calls is awesome! I'm pretty sure I've seen Bad Ronald too.

DKC said...

Hilarious review, JSP!!