Funny / The Haunting (1963)

  • There aren't a lot of laughs in the Haunting, but a true classic comes with Luke's remark: "Hey, Doc, ya wanna buy a haunted house? I'll sell ya one, cheap!" It works all the better considering that it follows the breathing door scene.
    • There's also the part were the group finds the library's collection of books full of creepy demon illustrations. Luke considers using them to make Christmas cards.
    • Another one from Luke, as his skepticism begins to unravel:
    Luke: "I haven't seen a damn thing!" (beat) "I just don't like the way it looks."
  • One from Markway early on when he finds the two girls lost in the hallway:
    Markway: "Now, which door?"
    Theo: (considers, then points) "That one."
    Markway: "Wrong. I've studied the map, it's this one."
    (Markway confidently walks through the door...and into a broom closet).
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