Missed Classics #7: The Legend of Hell House (1973)

Ian and Dan are joined by a special guest returning from our Horror Express episode, writer and podcaster Tim Shaw, to discuss another favourite from Tim’s childhood, and a supernatural spine-chiller that Ian’s never seen before, 1973’s The Legend of Hell House. 

Four psychic investigators – played by powerhouse actors Pamela Franklyn, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill and Gayle Hunnicutt – have one week to solve the mystery of “the Mount Everest of haunted houses”, but how does this overlooked thriller stand up today, and how does it compare to the 1970 Richard Matheson novel from which it’s adapted? 

Listen on to hear our panel’s thoughts – joined for ten minutes by Howard, phoning in his first new podcast recording for over a year, so determined was he to comment on this film.

Relevant Links and Availability

The Legend of Hell House is available on DVD (and on Region 1 Blu-Ray) and is often shown on Talking Pictures TV in the UK

Raised By Wolves is currently available to stream via Now TV in the UK

The Creepy Christmas Collection is currently available to stream on Britbox UK and includes director John Hough’s Twins of Evil (1971), writer Richard Matheson’s The Devil Rides Out (1968) and many others

Hear Tim’s podcast Pod Radio Music exclusively on MixCloud

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