The House That Would Not Die (1970)

USA, 27 October
35mm film, colour, 4:3
mono, English

An American horror television film directed by John Llewellyn Moxey.

Plot Summary

Ruth Bennett and her niece Sara Dunning move the house recently owned by Ruth's late aunt only to find that it's haunted by the of the original owners.


Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Aaron Spelling Productions
Producer: Aaron Spelling
Written by: Henry Farrell
Based on the novel Ammie, Come Home by Barbara Michaels
Director of Photography: Fleet Southcott
Editor: Art Seid
Music: Laurence Rosenthal
Sound Recordist: Barry Thomas
Costume Designers: Robert Harris Sr, Jerrie Woods
Make-up: Ted Coodley
Art Director: Tracy Bousman

Barbara Stanwyck (Ruth Bennett)
Richard Egan (Pat McDougal)
Michael Anderson Jr (Stan Whitman)
Kitty Winn (Sara Dunning)
Doreen Lang (Sylvia Wall)
Mabel Albertson (Mrs McDougal)



  • Delirium no.26 (2021) pp.-46-49 – illustrated interview with Amanda Reyes (TV traumas and prime-time pleasures by Chris Alexander)


  • Cyborgs, Santa Claus and Satan: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Made for Television by Fraser A. Sherman pp.90-91
  • Movies Made for Television: The Telefeature and the Mini-Series 1964-1979 by Alvin H. Marill p.47 – credits, synopsis