Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of director John Hough's The Legend of Hell House (1973), starring Roddy McDowall, Gayle Hunnicutt, Pamela Franklin, Peter Bowles, and Clive Revill. The release will be available for purchase on August 26th.
A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it is up to the team to survive a full week in isolation, and solve the mystery of the Hell House.
It's not a remake of Wise's THE HAUNTING. Writer Richard Matheson actually used Shirley Jackson's novella THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE as a stepping-off point for a more violent and paranormal story. They're both sourced from the same material but Wise's film is more faithful....though still quite different from Jackson's prose. Both films are classics and in my top ten best horror films ever made.