Burnt Offerings (1976) US 1 Sheet Poster
Filmed at the Dunsmuir House in Oakland, California - it also appeared as the funeral home in Phantasm (1979), director Dan Curtis reteams with Karen Black after their highly successful TV thriller Trilogy of Terror (1975). An unwitting family, Ben, Marian and Davey Rolf, move in to a rather shabby 19th century mansion for the summer, on the condition the eccentric owners' mother is allowed to stay in an upper room.
Every time some accident befalls the family, the house is rejuvenated in turn. And after Ben’s mother dies, Marion, now possessed by the house, discovers all the blooms in the ruined conservatory have revived. Add to the mix dreams of a ghostly chauffeur, a great score by Robert Cobert (he composed for Dark Shadows (1966 - 1971) The Night Stalker (1972) and several other Dan Curtis productions) and a delicately crafted script by Curtis and Logan’s Run author William F. Nolan.
Aka: Trauma / Killhouse
Artist: Tom Jung
Cast: Oliver Reed, Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart, Lee Montgomery, Anthony James