Richard Matheson, the scribe responsible for many Roger Corman/Vincent Price films and for writing the wonderful "I Am Legend," penned this nail biter about a team of psychic researchers who dare to spend the night in a haunted house. McDowell plays the researcher who returned from the last visit to the house-he was the only one to survive.
The film is waaay better than most other haunted house films. Next to the original "Haunting," in fact, this may well be the best haunted house film ever made. The poltergeist's attacks are incredibly violent, with flying furniture and falling lamps used as weapons of psychic destruction. Possession, spirits, a mystery, Roddy McDowell-it's all here in a film that delivers all the atmosphere one would expect from a fine, fine British horror production.
Franklin, who plays a medium in the movie, got her start as a child star, playing a haunted kid in the chilling classic "The Innocents."