The Innocents (1961)

A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.


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.

6 years ago


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.

5 years ago

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.

7 years ago

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