Horror, Retro

Retro Film Series Presents

The Haunting & Burn Witch, Burn

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Robert Wise’s The Haunting
(1963, 112 min)
Last screened in 2010 at Retro!
You may not believe in ghosts, but you cannot deny terror! One of the greatest haunted-house movies ever made, The Haunting is a classic spook-fest based on Shirley Jackson’s novel The Haunting of Hill House. Four people come to the house to study its supernatural phenomena. Or has the house drawn them to it? 59 years later, The Haunting will still manage to scare you.

Followed by:

Sidney Hayers’ Burn Witch, Burn
(1962, 90 min)
First-ever screening at Retro!
The powers of dark magic rule the night in this chilling masterpiece of supernatural horror as a college campus turns into a nest of evil. Professor Norman Taylor (Peter Wyngarde) has been enjoying unusual success at work lately, but could it be due to the magic his wife Tansy (Janet Blair) practices in secret? A natural skeptic, Norman is infuriated upon discovering her methods, but when he destroys her protective spells, a vindictive force puts both of their lives in mortal danger, leading to a final showdown that ranks as one of the most chilling in horror history.