|The House That Wouldn't Die|
|Title:||The House That Wouldn't Die|
|Directed by:||John Llewellyn Moxey|
|Written by:||Henry Farrell; Barbara Michaels|
|Produced by:||Aaron Spelling; Steve Kibler|
|Music by:||Laurence Rosenthal|
|Edited by:||Art Seid|
|Distributed by:||Aaron Spelling Productions; Worldvision Enterprises|
|Released:||October 27th, 1970|
|Running time:||74 min.|
The House That Wouldn't Die is an American gothic horror film directed by John Llewellyn Moxey. Made for television, it was first broadcast as ABC's "Movie of the Week" on October 27th, 1970. The film was based on the novel Ammie, Come Home by Barbara Michaels and produced by Aaron Spelling and his production company Aaron Spelling Productions. The premise of the film revolves around an old house haunted by the spirits of it's original owners. Ruth Bennett and her niece Sara Dunning inherit the house, but soon find themselves victims of possession.
|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|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Alternatively known as The House That Would Not Die.
- Based on the novel Ammie, Come Home by Barbara Michaels; first published by Meredith Press in June. 1968.
- First horror genre work for producer Aaron Spelling. Spelling would go on to produce supernaturally-themed television programs such as Kindred: The Embraced and Charmed.
- This film marks the acting debut of Kitty Winn. She will go on to play the role of Sharon Spencer in William Friedkin's 1973 horror classic, The Exorcist.
- This is the first film work for associate producer Steve Kibler.