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Year
1961
Runtime
100 min.
Director
Jack Clayton
Genre
Horror
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
16,754
Checks
4,831
Favs
517
Dislikes
36
Favs/checks
10.7% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
14:1
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  1. PaulThrussell's avatar

    PaulThrussell

    Easily one of the greatest ghost films of all time.

    Terrific B&W Cinemascope cinematography (mumps notwithstanding), wonderful use of sound and music, and some of the creepiest ambiance ever to grace the screen.
    8 years 11 months ago
  2. Jumping Elephant's avatar

    Jumping Elephant

    Completely unnerving. It starts slow, but give it time and its haunting atmosphere will creep into your bones, and really scare you. It's been a while since I've seen a horror film this good. 10 years ago
  3. elcid's avatar

    elcid

    A masterful piece of deceive, the puritan projection of the governess in a repressed society sees evil even in the innocent children. We look at then with her eyes. Classical psychoanalytical interpretation of the Henry James Novel. 8 years 4 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #18 in Time Out's The 100 Best British Films
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  2. This movie ranks #24 in IMDb's Horror Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #27 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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  4. This movie ranks #74 in Butler's Fantasy Cinema: Impossible Worlds on Screen
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  5. This movie ranks #153 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  6. This movie ranks #338 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  7. This movie ranks #384 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  8. This movie ranks #441 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  9. This movie ranks #458 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  10. This movie ranks #600 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  11. This movie ranks #856 in The Criterion Collection
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