Not gonna lie, I was so super excited to see that one of my favorite favorites, The Haunting, would be getting a Blu-Ray release (this Tuesday, hooray!). Just in time for the film's 50th Anniversary, hooray again! Surely this would mean a super awesome special deluxe edition...maybe with a documentary and the alternate edit with all that additional footage I've never seen.
Not gonna lie, my metaphorical boner was completely killed when the Blu-Ray features were listed: a trailer and a pieced-together commentary from cast and director Robert Wise. Both lovely, and both available on the DVD I already have. That's it! It's the 50th Anniversary! Must I live forever without the bonus features I want? Am I only to get improved picture quality? I am stomping all of my feet, slamming all of my doors, and throwing myself on (all of my) bed(s) to cry all of my tears.
I'd say it's an even bigger tragedy that there are people who don't like this movie, people who would give it but one star on amazon.com, but those people are jerks. Hey, here's one now!
WHAT THE CHEESY HAUNTED HOUSE!!! I just bought this DVD because all these hip and all, looks really cheesy and cheap made .is not horror whatsoever, Is Barely Suspense, This is not a movie, Is like documentary and makes me laugh of this B.S, IS rated "G", how crappie and lame can be, Is not even worth the rental either, If u real wants see a classic haunting house movie, Rent or buy "The Entity" Is superior and is real haunted house and true & chilling story. Skip this lame old trash.!!Oh my. See, here's the thing: I'm not actually surprised that people have been disappointed with The Haunting, or perhaps just don't like it. It's widely touted as so scary, one of the best, terrifying, blah blah blah, and sometimes when expectations aren't met movies seem all the worse.
It's also dated in that the acting tends toward the melodramatic, it's got a slow pace, there's plenty of voiceover narration and it's not some big razzle-dazzle with the effects. Some
But to call it "crappie", well that is just going way too far!