Battle #160: The Legend Of Hell House (1973) VS Burnt Offerings (1976)

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  1. The Legend Of Hell House (1973)

    60.0%
  2. Burnt Offerings (1976)

    40.0%
  1. Hellbilly

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    This is a hard one, both are great. I'll give the edge to The Legend Of Hell House.
     
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    Tough one. I enjoy both greatly, but I'd say The Legend of Hell House just a little more.
     
  5. SaviniFan

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    I really liked the ending to Burnt Offerings so that gets my vote.
     
  6. 4Gotten1

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    As a kid I saw Legend of Hell house in its theatrical run, and it scared the shit out of me. We went back every weekend and saw it about 3 or 4 times over the next month, and every veiwing seemed to be as effective as the prior ones. Glory days. Having said that, my pick is for Burnt Offerings as I've viewed both films on DVD in the last year and Burnt Offerings is just a little better, more rewarding flick, that holds just a bit more in the creepiness department, IMO.
     
  7. onebyone

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    Burnt Offerings wants to be scary but turns out campy. The Legend of Hell House is scary, despite all of its camp. I love them both, but The Legend of Hell House gets my vote.
     
  8. Shokk

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    Legend Of Hell House for me.I found Burnt Offerings to be quite a bore.
     
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    I think Burnt Offerings. I like both though. A recent viewing of Burnt Offerings ilustrated for me that it's better than I'd peviously given it credit for. Good stuff.
     
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    burnt offerings
     
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    Burnt Offerings scared the heck out of me as a child. Many memorable and scarring moments. Great cast too.
     
  12. Damed

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    I haven't seen either (although I own LOHH)

    *hangs head in shame*
     
  13. cgm13

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    "Burnt Offerings" is pretty sweet (love that ending AND Bette Davis) but "Legend of Hell House" has so much more going on.

    My Vote: "Legend of Hell House"
     
  14. KamuiX

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    Burnt Offerings...it freaked me out as a kid, and I still think it holds up pretty well today. Legend of Hell House, while a really good read, wasn't too hot in its film adaptation. In fact, outside of some amazing cinematography, I find it rather plodding.
     
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    Agreed, Hell House by Richard Matheson is one of the ultimate haunted house novels.
     
  16. Erick H.

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    I'm a long time fan of both,but I will give a slight edge to HELL HOUSE.
     
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    Burnt Offerings scared the hell out of me as a kid. Hell House didn't.
     
  18. KillerCannabis

    KillerCannabis Slow, Deep & Hard

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    I only recently saw Legend of Hell House and was blown away by it. A complete classic and truly terrifying in every way. I absolutely loved it. Now if we could only get an anamorphic release...
     
  19. Hellbilly

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    The R1 Fox DVD I own is indeed Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1).
     
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    Both are two of my favorite haunted house flicks from the 70's, but I picked Legend of Hell House. I think it's scarier and heavier on atmosphere. Burnt Offerings has the evil grinning hearse driver and that scene with Oliver Reed nearly killing his son in the swimming pool. That scene traumatized me as a little kid. Both houses are truly creepy!
     

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