Horror | In English | 144 minutes | 1980
Why Stream This Film?
Initially the film received mixed reviews. It took several decades before critics appreciated its brilliance and called it “one of the greatest horror films ever made.” It’s a long film (144 minutes). But if you enjoy being scared, you’ll see the film to the end.
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus) 86% 86%
- Metacritic Score 63% 63%
Saturn Award- Best Horror Film, Best Director.
The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
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Cold and frightening. The movie is not about ghosts but about madness and the energies it sets loose in an isolated situation primed to magnify them.Roger Ebert
The film’s long takes, meticulous framing, shrewd art direction, eerie naturalism, and merciful patience are exotic by the horror movie’s current attention-defecit disorder.Wesley Morris
Ostensibly a haunted house story, it manages to traverse a complex world of incipient madness, spectral murder, and supernatural visions that will make you jump.Ian Nathan
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