Classic supernatural horror ‘The Legend of Hell House’ to be remade



Apparently 20th Century Fox have been attempting to get a remake of the classic 1973 horror, The Legend of Hell House, off the ground since 2007. When the idea was first talked about nothing came of it, but things have now changed.

If you have had the pleasure of seeing the superb original, one of the finest supernatural horrors ever made, then you will understand the sudden urge for a remake. With films like The Conjuring and even Insidious proving horror fans can’t get enough of creepy ghosts and houses, then it makes sense that Fox have suddenly re-ignited their plans to get this remake made.

Personally, I don’t believe the film needs a remake as it is perfect as it is, but if this means more people search out the classic original, then I’m all for it.

Shock Till You Drop exclusively revealed the remake news, but at this point no director or writer has been attached.

The 1973 original was directed by John Hough, and was based on the novel written by Richard Matheson, and Matheson also adapted the script. The cast of the original included Roddy McDowall, Gayle Hunnicutt, Pamela Franklin and Clive Revill.

Synopsis for the 1973 original:

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.



About Matt Wavish 10001 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.


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