House of Mystery (1961)

UK, 1960
56m, 5040 feet
35mm film, black and white
mono (RCA Sound System), English

A British horror film directed by Vernon Sewell. Production began on 30 January 1Variety 5 April 1961 p.17.

Plot Summary

A young couple move into a house and find that what has happened there still resonates in its rooms. The past story is related but it begins to echo in the young couple's relations.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Vernon Sewell
© Independent Artists (Production) Ltd. MCMLXI [1961]
Anglo Amalgamated Film Distributors Limited. An Independent Artists picture. A film by Julian Wintle & Lesley Parkyn
Production Supervisor: Arthur Alcott
Written by: Vernon Sewell
Assistant Director: Jan Saunders
Continuity: Joy Mercer
Director of Photgraphy: Ernest Steward
Camera Operator: James Bawden
Film Editor: John Trumper
Music by: Stanley Black
Sound Recordist: John W. Mitchell
Re-Recording: Ken Cameron
Wardrobe: Vi Murray
Make-Up: Trevor Crole-Rees
Hair Stylist: Maud Onslow
Art Director: Jack Shampan
Made at Independent Artists Studios, Beaconsfield, London, England
Unit Manager: Geoffrey Haine

Cast
Jane Hylton [Stella Lemming]
Peter Dyneley [Mark Lemming]
Nanette Newman [Joan Trevor]
Maurice Kaufmann [Henry Trevor]
Colin Gordon [Burdon]
John Merivale [Clive]
Ronald Hines
Colette Wilde [wife]
Molly Urquhart [Mrs Bucknall]
George Selway
Freda Bamford
Roy Purcell
John Abineri
Pearson Dodd

Alternative Titles

The Unseen – working title

References

Periodicals

  • The Daily Cinema no.8450 (28 April 1961) p.15 – review
  • Kine Weekly no.2796 (4 May 1961) p.23 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.28 no.329 (June 1961) p.82 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Variety 5 April 1961 p.17 – credits (Hollywood production pulse)

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.142
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.30, 98, 98, 172
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.205
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.180
  • by Walt Lee p.204 – credits
  • Uneasy Dreams: The Golden Age of British Horror Films, 1956-1976 by Gary A. Smith pp.129
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.130-131 – illustrated review (by Ian Taylor)
  • X-Cert: The British Independent Horror Film: 1951-1970 by John Hamilton pp.96-98; 226