History Film / TheHaunting1963

18th Sep '17 5:40:52 AM PrincessGwen
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* Adapted Out: Abigail Crain's sister (dropped to simplify the house's backstory) and Mrs. Markway's pompous friend, Norman.

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* Adapted Out: AdaptedOut: Abigail Crain's sister (dropped to simplify the house's backstory) and Mrs. Markway's pompous friend, Norman.
18th Sep '17 5:40:26 AM PrincessGwen
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* Adapted Out: Abigail Crain's sister (dropped to simplify the house's backstory) and Mrs. Markway's pompous friend, Norman.



* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler: Was everything Nell went through really just her being crazy with no true supernatural elements involved, or is the house truly haunted?]]

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* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler: Was [[spoiler:Was everything Nell went through really just her being crazy with no true supernatural elements involved, or is the house truly haunted?]]



* DrivenToSuicide: One of the past owners of the house hanged herself. [[spoiler: Nell]] may qualify too.
* EldritchLocation: [[spoiler: After disappearing from the nursery, Mrs. Markway shows up outside the house, causing Nell to drive into a tree. When she recounts where she has been, she tells the other that she somehow wound up in the attic trying to find her husband, and that she has no idea how she wound up outside. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Whether this was supernatural forces or just her getting lost in the mansion is up to interpretation.]]]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: One of the past owners of the house hanged herself. [[spoiler: Nell]] [[spoiler:Nell]] may qualify too.
* EldritchLocation: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After disappearing from the nursery, Mrs. Markway shows up outside the house, causing Nell to drive into a tree. When she recounts where she has been, she tells the other that she somehow wound up in the attic trying to find her husband, and that she has no idea how she wound up outside. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Whether this was supernatural forces or just her getting lost in the mansion is up to interpretation.]]]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Nell asks to borrow her sister's car, to which her sister replies: [[spoiler: "How do I know you'll bring back my car in good condition?" Nell is killed when she crashes the car into a tree]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Nell asks to borrow her sister's car, to which her sister replies: [[spoiler: "How [[spoiler:"How do I know you'll bring back my car in good condition?" Nell is killed when she crashes the car into a tree]].



* JumpScare: The figure that jumps in front of the car that [[spoiler: Nell]] is driving near the end. [[spoiler: It's not a ghost, it's actually Mrs Markway who stumbled blindly outside, with no idea how she got out after being trapped in the attic]]

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* JumpScare: The figure that jumps in front of the car that [[spoiler: Nell]] [[spoiler:Nell]] is driving near the end. [[spoiler: It's not a ghost, it's actually Mrs Markway who stumbled blindly outside, with no idea how she got out after being trapped in the attic]]



* TheOphelia: [[spoiler: Nell as the house slowly drives her insane. She even starts twirling and humming to herself.]]

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* TheOphelia: [[spoiler: Nell [[spoiler:Nell as the house slowly drives her insane. She even starts twirling and humming to herself.]]



* SupernaturalProofFather: Luke. He is not a father (not even fatherly), but he certainly is very skeptic about all the hauntings. Mrs. Markway is even more skeptical, and dangerously so. [[spoiler: Both are quite convinced by the end.]]

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* SupernaturalProofFather: Luke. He is not a father (not even fatherly), but he certainly is very skeptic about all the hauntings. Mrs. Markway is even more skeptical, and dangerously so. [[spoiler: Both [[spoiler:Both are quite convinced by the end.]]



* TooDumbToLive: Mrs. Markway bribes her way into the house and refuses to leave, and purposefully demands to sleep alone in the most haunted room. Unsurprisingly, she disappears in the night. [[spoiler: She comes out of it all right, but the house confuses her into wandering around covered in dirt, eventually frightening Nell to her death.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: Mrs. Markway bribes her way into the house and refuses to leave, and purposefully demands to sleep alone in the most haunted room. Unsurprisingly, she disappears in the night. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She comes out of it all right, but the house confuses her into wandering around covered in dirt, eventually frightening Nell to her death.]]
18th Sep '17 5:36:36 AM PrincessGwen
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* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: Luke and Theo are played a lot meaner than they were in the book in order to highlight Eleanor's isolation. Also, in the book Mrs. Markway was a spiritualism enthusiast determined to reach the spirits in the house, while in the film she's a hard-headed skeptic.
30th Apr '17 1:02:17 PM SorPepita
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* NothingIsScarier: Part of the movie's reputation as a horror classic is because it doesn't show you anything. This needs to be repeated, the movie doesnt show ''anything''. All the scares come from the opressing feel of the house, the bizarre angles, and what we imagine that the characters see, which ''we'' never see, and might not exist at all.

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* NothingIsScarier: Part of the movie's reputation as a horror classic is because it doesn't show you anything. This needs to be repeated, the movie doesnt doesn't show ''anything''. All the scares come from the opressing feel of the house, the bizarre angles, and what we imagine that the characters see, which ''we'' never see, and might not exist at all.



* OurGhostsAreDifferent: The ghosts are either completely invisible and only exist as disembodied voices, or arent real at all.

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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: The ghosts are either completely invisible and only exist as disembodied voices, or arent aren't real at all.
20th Mar '17 11:44:11 PM SilentStranger
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* AttentionWhore: Theo suggests more than once that Nell is one.

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* AttentionWhore: Theo suggests more than once that Nell is one. Since the haunting is never confirmed, and her background certainly justifies it, it may or may not be true.



%%* HauntedHouseHistorian

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%%* HauntedHouseHistorian* HauntedHouseHistorian: Dr Markway, who's an expert on the history of Hill House.



* JumpScare: ''Especially'' in the last few minutes.

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* JumpScare: ''Especially'' The figure that jumps in front of the car that [[spoiler: Nell]] is driving near the end. [[spoiler: It's not a ghost, it's actually Mrs Markway who stumbled blindly outside, with no idea how she got out after being trapped in the last few minutes.attic]]



* NothingIsScarier: Part of the movie's reputation as a horror classic is because it doesn't show you anything.

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* NothingIsScarier: Part of the movie's reputation as a horror classic is because it doesn't show you anything. This needs to be repeated, the movie doesnt show ''anything''. All the scares come from the opressing feel of the house, the bizarre angles, and what we imagine that the characters see, which ''we'' never see, and might not exist at all.



%%* OurGhostsAreDifferent

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%%* OurGhostsAreDifferent* OurGhostsAreDifferent: The ghosts are either completely invisible and only exist as disembodied voices, or arent real at all.
5th Feb '17 6:29:55 AM LavenderCat
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* AgentScully: In one of the biggest changes from the original text, Mrs. Markway sees no validity in her husband's work, and is constantly trying to get him to give it up for the sake of his career. Then she decides to sleep in the nursery...

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* AgentScully: In one of the biggest changes from the original text, Mrs. Markway sees no validity in her husband's work, and is constantly trying to get him to give it up for the sake of his career.career, going so far as to be downright insulting to him and everyone in the house. Then she decides to sleep in the nursery...
5th Feb '17 6:28:24 AM LavenderCat
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* AgentScully: In one of the biggest changes from the original text, Mrs. Markway sees no validity in her husband's work, and is constantly trying to get him to give it up for the sake of his career. Then she decides to sleep in the nursery...
2nd Nov '16 5:29:03 PM Tidal_Wave_17
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* EldritchLocation: [[spoiler: After disappearing from the nursery, Mrs. Markway shows up outside the house, causing Nell to drive into a tree. When she recounts where she has been, she tells the other that she somehow wound up in the attic trying to find her husband, and that she has no idea how she wound up outside. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Whether this was supernatural forces or just her getting lost in the mansion is up to interpretation.]]]]
19th Oct '16 5:47:52 PM ajitter89
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Directed by Creator/RobertWise and adapted from Creator/ShirleyJackson's classic novel ''Literature/TheHauntingOfHillHouse'', the 1963 film ''The Haunting'' is the ultimate example of less-is-more in horror cinema.

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Directed by Creator/RobertWise and adapted from Creator/ShirleyJackson's classic novel ''Literature/TheHauntingOfHillHouse'', the 1963 film ''The Haunting'' is the ultimate example of less-is-more in horror cinema.
cinema and one of the signature standards of the HauntedHouse genre in film.
29th Sep '16 11:56:51 PM Pren
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* WhamShot: The open nursery door, which Markway had specifically suggested should be left closed earlier...and which no one had a key to.

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* WhamShot: WhamShot:
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The open nursery door, which Markway had specifically suggested should be left closed earlier...and which no one had a key to.
** Eleanor feels Theo hold her hand as they're both frightened by mysterious noises and considers that Theo must be completely terrified with how tightly she's holding on. [[spoiler:Then the lights come on and reveal Theo is actually clear across the room, with no sign of what was actually holding Eleanor's hand.]]
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