Clive Revill, Roddy McDowall, and Pamela Franklin investigate the titular house in order to send a multi-millionaire who's on the verge of death happily to his grave. Based on Richard Matheson's terrific book.
Produced by del Toro this Spanish language film definitely shows his influence. A woman returns to the orphanage where she is raised and reopens it for speical needs children. It isn't long before things begin to happen--but not in an over the top CGI, garish, Hollywood manner. This film allows your imagination free rein.
Not the remake of course, I'm rarely going to help promote one of those! A William Castle film in 3D with a surpise villain and the wonderful Margaret Hamilton (the Wicked Witch of the West) in a supporting role.
A woman and her children await her husband's return from World War II in a remote mansion on the island of Jersey, although she fears he is already dead. Her own servants disappear mysteriously in the middle of the night and aa even more mysterious trio shows up to replace them. On cue very odd things begin to happen.
Robert Wise directed this adaptation of Shirley Jackson's story, and it's generally considered to be a classic of the genre. Certainly no one can deny it's influence on film maker's like Sam Raimi who is still copying the camera work in films like DRAG ME TO HELL.