Haunts (1977)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
  • AllMovie Rating
    3
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Despite bearing the earmarks of a cheap slasher outing, this quirky little thriller emerges a surprisingly original murder mystery with some well-executed twists. May Britt (formerly Mrs. Sammy Davis Jr.) plays a seemingly innocent farm girl (with more than a few toys rolling loose in the attic) convinced that her slovenly uncle (played by a delightfully grumpy Cameron Mitchell) is the man responsible for the grisly scissor-murders of several local girls. The validity of her suspicion has little bearing on the story's outcome, however, as the plot takes a rather unexpected turn halfway through. This seedy but fun horror film is buoyed by Britt's enjoyably loony performance coupled with the cranky antics of Mitchell and the town's drunken sheriff, Aldo Ray.

Characteristics

Keywords

demon, demonic-possession, farming, killing, mental-illness, rampage, repression, serial-killer, slasher, village, weapons, zombie