If John Hough, the director, and his small, willing cast maintain mild tension during their harried visit to this haunted 'hell house,' the few chills they provide are of little help.
A.H. Weiler - New York Times
John Hough does a fine job with the things-that-go-bump-in-the-night aspects of the material, he fails to breathe any life into Richard Matheson's woefully underdeveloped screenplay, which he adapted from his own novel.
- TV Guide's Movie Guide
Richard Matheson's disappointing adaptation of his own rather disappointing novel.
- Time Out
Jake Euker - F5 (Wichita, KS)
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Rebecca Murray - About.com
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Incredibly flat-footed haunted house opus with even flatter ending.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Michael Szymanski - Zap2it.com
Shows how a creepy and effective story can be told with a single setting, a cast of no more than half a dozen characters, and a minimum of special effects
Brian Mckay - eFilmCritic.com
Tony Toscano - Talking Pictures (U.S.)
...a classic spook-house story, with all the ingredients: a scary old mansion, seances in the dark, ectoplasmic manifestations, and things that go bump in the night.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
Classic ghost story inspires as many yawns as it does chills.
Scott Weinberg - Apollo Guide