A previously happy family moves into a haunted house. Much maligned at the time of it's release, this one has dated well and emerges scary as they come. How much of it is true though. I've always been fond of the scary thing in the upstairs window which if you freeze frame is actually kind of comical.
No, it hasn't aged well, but it wasn't good to begin with. It's a piece of crap based on an equally crappy book, and the fact that it still has some measure of popularity and believers is more testimony to the pathological stupidity of a lot of Americans than any merit. The only thing scary in this film is James Brolin's performance, though Rod Steiger doesn't do his legacy any favors, either.
See also Parts: 2,