"House of The Devil" definitely stole a certain vibe from this movie. Babysitting old women who never leave their rooms is something I will NEVER DO. This film is creepy, simply because there is so much left unsaid. And that's what makes a good scary movie!
An excellent cast is wasted in this painfully slow haunted house story. The dull and talky bulk of the movie weighs down a handful of effective scenes and colorful characters that mainly work because of the strong performances - particularly Oliver Reed. The story is boring and predictable and just way too long. But it is almost worth watching for the ridiculous ending.