Monday, October 6, 2008
Now Playing - "The Uninvited" (1944)
Here’s an ad for “The Uninvited” (1944), featuring a haunted house with Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, and Gail Russell. The ad is evocative of the film’s eeriness, and there is always some lurid undercurrent when telling, or advertising, a ghost story.
It seems that of equal importance to the ghost in a ghost story is the house that’s being haunted. You never hear about haunted convenience stores or hair salons. Home is where the haunt is. This month we’ll have a look at a few suspense films where the house becomes not just the setting for the story, but a catalyst for the action.