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Year
1961
Runtime
100 min.
Director
Jack Clayton
Genre
Horror
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
16,754
Checks
4,181
Favs
443
Dislikes
29
Favs/checks
10.6% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
15:1
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  1. 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. 4 years 7 months ago
  2. 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.
    5 years 2 months ago
  3. 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. 6 years 3 months ago
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In 11 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #18 in 100 Best British films
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  2. This movie ranks #24 in Horror
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    24
  3. This movie ranks #39 in They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?
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  4. This movie ranks #74 in Fantasy Cinema: Impossible Worlds on Screen
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    74
  5. This movie ranks #153 in Empire 500
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  6. This movie ranks #384 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  7. This movie ranks #434 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  8. This movie ranks #445 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  9. This movie ranks #458 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  10. This movie ranks #596 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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    596
  11. This movie ranks #854 in The Criterion Collection
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