The Legend of Hell House

Director: John Hough Run Time: 95 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG Release Year: 1973

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Gayle Hunnicutt, Pamela Franklin

Scientist Lionel Barrett (Clive Revill) and his wife, Ann (Gayle Hunnicutt), lead a team into the infamous Belasco House, supposedly haunted by the victims of its late owner, a notorious serial killer. Though the rational Barrett does not believe in ghosts, the other members of his group do, include devout spiritualist Florence Tanner (Pamela Franklin) and psychic medium Benjamin Fischer (Roddy McDowall), who has been in Belasco House before and seen what horrors can befall those who enter it.

Delia Derbyshire (Composer)
Delia Ann Derbyshire was an English musician and composer of electronic music who carried out pioneering work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop during the 1960s, including her electronic arrangement of the theme music to the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who. She has been referred to as “the unsung heroine of British electronic music”, having influenced musicians including Aphex Twin, the Chemical Brothers and Paul Hartnoll of Orbital. Her only film score was to 1973’s Legend of Hell House.

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