YMMV: The Haunting (1963)

  • Hell Is That Noise: Thump, THUMP, THUMP...
  • Les Yay: It is more or less universally accepted that Theo had a crush of some sort with Nell. A lot of the things she says to Nell come as very flirty, and a lot of her actions can only be explained as her being jealous of Nell and Dr. Markway becoming closer. Not to mention, her making fun of Nell also comes as some manner of teasing.
  • Paranoia Fuel: About halfway through the film you begin to wonder - is there really a spiritual force attacking the house and its inhabitants...or is it all just happening in their minds?
  • Retroactive Recognition: Mrs. Markway is Moneypenny.
  • Values Resonance: The movie is arguably not only ahead of it's own time, but ahead of ours. At a time when mental illness was usually used in film either as a Freudian Excuse for the villain, or to make a character completely helpless, this movie shows Nell as a strong woman trying to take control of her own life.