Monday, October 22, 2012

House of the Long Shadows

House of the Long Shadows is a 1983 film starring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and John Carradine. All 4 of them in the same movie. Nice! Desi Arnaz, Jr. is an author who makes a bet that he can write a novel like Wuthering Heights in 24 hours if he's given a place with the right atmosphere in which to write. He goes off to Wales to an abandoned manor and begins his story.

Reviewers seem to dislike the ending, but I think it's fun. It does turn the movie on its head, but I think it's a fine way to wrap it all up.

Moria says, "What finally does House of the Long Shadows in is its escalating series of multiple twist endings that reduce it to absurdity." British Horror Films says,
Suffice to say that 90 minutes of Cushing, Lee, Price, some bloke called Carradine, some terrific gory deaths, tons of atmosphere and a gripping storyline are wiped from the memory by what can only be described as a sub-Murder She Wrote finale. You have been warned.

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