Burnt Offerings

BB.5

(out of 5)


An average California family, headed by and , take a summer home in the country that turns out to be haunted. At first, things like Reed being taken over by a spirit that wants to harm his son seem like freak occurrences, but it soon becomes apparent that the house has a personality that is determined to get rid of strangers. Good performances, especially by Black, whose mood turns on a dime without the slightest show of effort, but the climax the film builds up to isn’t particularly interesting and the whole thing just isn’t scary enough. Features a terrific supporting performance by as the youthful old aunt with the biting wit.


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USA/Italy, 1976

Directed by

Screenplay by , Dan Curtis, based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by Dan Curtis

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , ,


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