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The Shuttered Room

1967 1h 39m Horror List
Reviews 41% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
After Susannah Kelton (Carol Lynley) inherits a mill in her small New England hometown, she travels there with her husband, Mike (Gig Young). When they arrive, they are treated coldly by the villagers and are warned against entering the mill by Susannah's gloomy Aunt Agatha (Flora Robson) and shady cousin, Ethan (Oliver Reed). When Susannah ignores the warnings and begins to investigate the mill, she learns that its attic hides a sinister family secret. Read More Read Less

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Lucius Gore ESplatter Artfully directed, gorgeously photographed, and well acted "The Shuttered Room" finishes with a pretty predictable ending. But the journey there is quite enjoyable. Rated: 3/4 Dec 15, 2008 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Less than good results. Rated: C Nov 5, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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martin a A somewhat boring film about a poor mentally ill child locked away by the family in a loft. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review delysid d its not the worlds greatest film but i like the retro vibe Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/28/17 Full Review Audience Member A nifty and enjoyable 60's horror--Nasty and unsettling - a classy, atmospheric little number!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A very boring pseudo-British giallo is the best way to describe The Shuttered Room. There's nothing particularly special about the film whatsoever except its three main leads: Gig Young, the scrumptuous Carol Lynley and the encapsulating Oliver Reed. I found the score in this one to be particularly annoying, as well. It sounds like a jazz band from Hell brought to Hollywood to do a soundtrack. The story itself isn't all that interesting. If Dario Argento had directed Straw Dogs in England, it might have wound up coming off like this. The movie does get Carol Lynley nearly naked, so it does have that going for it. Gig Young is quite funny with his impersonation of James Bond - running around Judo-chopping the town riff raff and driving around in his fancy car. Other than those things, this one isn't all that remarkable or memorable. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member What the snooze. This awful, boring, cheesy horror flick is supposedly based on a Lovecraft story. Nothing Lovecraft here. Awful dubbing. Bad acting. Just lame. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A very boring pseudo-British giallo is the best way to describe The Shuttered Room. There's nothing particularly special about the film whatsoever except its three main leads: Gig Young, the scrumptuous Carol Lynley and the encapsulating Oliver Reed. I found the score in this one to be particularly annoying, as well. It sounds like a jazz band from Hell brought to Hollywood to do a soundtrack. The story itself isn't all that interesting. If Dario Argento had directed Straw Dogs in England, it might have wound up coming off like this. The movie does get Carol Lynley nearly naked, so it does have that going for it. Gig Young is quite funny with his impersonation of James Bond - running around Judo-chopping the town riff raff and driving around in his fancy car. Other than those things, this one isn't all that remarkable or memorable. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After Susannah Kelton (Carol Lynley) inherits a mill in her small New England hometown, she travels there with her husband, Mike (Gig Young). When they arrive, they are treated coldly by the villagers and are warned against entering the mill by Susannah's gloomy Aunt Agatha (Flora Robson) and shady cousin, Ethan (Oliver Reed). When Susannah ignores the warnings and begins to investigate the mill, she learns that its attic hides a sinister family secret.
Director
David Greene
Genre
Horror
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 39m