DIRECTOR: DAN CURTIS
CAST: OLIVER REED, KAREN BLACK, BETTE DAVIS, BURGESS MEREDITH
A married couple—eternal creepers Oliver Reed and Karen Black—move with their twelve-year-old son and sickly old aunt (Bette Davis!) into a malevolent old house in rural California and become a little too attached to their new home. From dad’s haunted dreams of a grinning, skeletal chauffeur, to its violent scenes of bodily possession, to its shocking climactic death, Burnt Offerings is a supremely scary cornerstone of seventies horror— from the same year that brought us (the aptly R-rated) Carrie, The Omen, The Tenant, and The Town That Dreaded Sundown—which ought to have been deemed unsuitable for youngsters.