I will be introducing The Haunting (1963) film at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Friday Films, October 8, 2010 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets $7 (VMFA members $5) The Haunting
Friday Films: Scary, Funny, or Just Weird? In tribute to the occasion of All Hallows Eve on the last day of this month, perhaps the most cinematic of all holidays, we showcase movies that may give you the creeps or maybe just tickle the funny bones. The Haunting--Turner/MGM, 1963 (not rated, 112 minutes). Starring Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson. Directed by Robert Wise. A team of parapsychologists attempts to unlock the secret of a haunted house. It soon becomes apparent that the house has targeted one member of the group (Julie Harris) who has a childhood history of supernatural experiences. A barrage of strange and terrifying occurrences ensues.
Special guest Virginia haunted house expert and author Pamela K. Kinney will introduce the film and speak afterwards.
Shown in Reynolds Lecture Hall