To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

House of Mystery (1961 film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

House of Mystery
"House of Mystery" (1961 film).jpg
Directed byVernon Sewell
Screenplay byVernon Sewell
Based onplay L'Angoisse by Celia de Vilyars and Pierre Mills
Produced byLeslie Parkyn
Julian Wintle
StarringNanette Newman
CinematographyErnest Steward
Edited byJohn Trumper
Music byStanley Black
Distributed byAnglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
April 1961 (UK)
Running time
56 minutes

House of Mystery is a 1961 British supernatural mystery film. It was based on a play director Vernon Sewell had filmed three times before.[1] It was known in Germany as Das Landhaus des Dr. Lemming ("The Country House of Dr. Lemming"), and because of its compact running time, aired in the U.S. as an episode of the TV series "Kraft Mystery Theatre".[2]


A pair of newlyweds visit an old cottage for sale in the country, and hear the housekeeper's account of its macabre history. The previous owners had been disturbed by paranormal activity, and on calling in a medium, the ghost was identified as an eccentric and vengeful scientist, once resident in the cottage. The scientist was obsessed with electricity, and when his unfaithful wife and her lover attempted to murder him, he responded by electrifying the living room floor and fixtures, and challenging the couple to escape.[3]


Critical reception

  • The Radio Times gave the film three out of five stars, saying, "this is a neat little spine-tingler from writer/director Vernon Sewell, who was something of a dab hand at summoning up demons from beyond, whether benign as in The Ghosts of Berkeley Square or downright menacing as in The Blood Beast Terror. Some aficionados would insist that if it ain't Hammer it ain't horror, but there are plenty of uneasy moments in this haunting story, in which a couple of newlyweds learn the grim secret of their dream house."[4]
  • The Bloody Pit of Horror wrote, "though modest, ultimately predictable and nothing spectacular, it's well-acted and at least manages to maintain interest."[2]
  • Britmovie called the film an "effectively macabre little b-movie narrated in several multi-layered flashbacks."[3]


  1. ^ John Hamilton, The British Independent Horror Film 1951-70 Hemlock Books 2013 p 96-98
  2. ^ a b The Bloody Pit of Horror (11 January 2014). "The Bloody Pit of Horror: House of Mystery (1961)". Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b "House of Mystery 1961 | Britmovie | Home of British Films". Britmovie. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  4. ^ "House of Mystery | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014.

External links

This page was last edited on 3 October 2021, at 23:57
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.