(UK • Pete Walker • 1983)
‘House of the Long Shadows’ – Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and Vincent Price, in a Cannon film, directed by one of Britain’s cult ‘70s horror directors (‘House of Whipcord’, ‘Schizo’, et al)? Yes please.
To prove a point, an American author bets his English publisher that he can write a novel in 24 hours, and that all he needs to do so is somewhere atmospheric in which to write. His chosen venue is an old mansion in rural Wales, uninhabited for forty years previous, yet strangely popular on the night he settles down to write, as several unexpected visitors pay a call…
They don’t make them like this anymore – a fun and atmospheric ‘old dark house’ romp, with a passable script, and a few not totally predictable twists and turns to keep the viewer’s interest.