311 – The one about The Legend of Hell House

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Welcome to episode 311. Today, we watch “The Legend of Hell House”!

Physicist Lionel Barrett and his wife lead a team of mediums into the Belasco House, which is supposedly haunted by the victims of its late owner, a six-foot-five serial killer.

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8 thoughts on “311 – The one about The Legend of Hell House

  1. Pingback: 311 – The one about The Legend of Hell House - BRIAN DUNAWAY

  2. Why would they throw hotdogs at a movie where the villain is named Frankfurter. Really Scott? XD

  3. I happened to watch this for Halloween Week before you announced you switched from Freddy Krueger 2, found it a delightfully creepy, Seventies-tastic, British-off (“Who the hell do you think you AHHH you BAHSTAAAHD?”, “Do leave a SAHMPLE in the JAHHR, please”).

    Fave Haunted House Movie For Me: THE SHINING, although there are theories (of course) about whether it’s ghosts or evil mental telepathy from Jack and Danny.

    Pamela Franklin as the “Mental Medium” was one of the titular children in the movie THE INNOCENTS 10 years before this movie. It’s also a creepy, haunted house movie that heavily influenced THE OTHERS. I found it interesting she was cast in another haunted house movie. I also found her extremely cute. I thought Roddy looked great in this movie. It was the 70s, coulda been worse- no wide collars, lapels or weird sideburn/’stache action. His acting as the broken, haunted survivor is top notch.

    Richard Matheson wrote “Nightmare At 20,000 Feet” for the Twilight Zone which was Sacked earlier this year. Plus he wrote the famous third installment of “Trilogy of Terror” starring Karen Black being attacked by a Zuni doll. A cornerstone of horror for my generation.

    And my fave Halloween movie might be SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086336/reference
    It’s a great coming-of-age story, period piece, autumn movie, scary movie, family movie all rolled into one.

  4. PS The time/date credits in this movie must have influenced Kubrick to do that in THE SHINING, who uses it to a much more foreboding effect.

  5. Another brilliant episode guys.

    I had two* favourite lines from the sack up to this point:

    Dunaway: The Amish beard manscaping joke from MacGyver.

    Jordan: ‘Atrius – the guy whose house has an entryway with a lot of light and a nice plant’, from the Xena episode.

    But when Scott said, “Captain’s Log: Everything’s Fine. OOooooooWeeeeeeOooooowweeeeooooooo ” – that just killed me. Maybe some time during the troubled third season of TOS, budget cuts forced them to produce an episode that just ran the opening credits, showed Shatner saying ‘we’re good’, then signed off? Brilliant.

    How you guys do this every week is beyond me. Thank you.

    * Basically everything Brian Ibbott says is gold – so this isn’t quite true.

  6. Thank goodness we have Randy. As Scott was drawing a blank over what of Matheson’s work he knew, I was drawing a breath to start yelling titles at my phone (as ya do).

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