The House That Would Not Die
The House That Would Not Die is a 1970 American made-for-TV horror film starring Barbara Stanwyck (in her television film debut), Richard Egan, Michael Anderson Jr. and Kitty Winn. It premiered as the ABC Movie of the Week on October 27, 1970.
|The House That Would Not Die|
2019 Blu-ray cover art
|Based on||Ammie Come Home by Barbara Michaels|
|Written by||Henry Farrell|
|Directed by||John Llewellyn Moxey|
Michael Anderson Jr.
|Music by||Laurence Rosenthal|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||74 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Aaron Spelling Productions|
|Original release||October 27, 1970|
Ruth Bennett has inherited an old house in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in the Amish country. She moves in to the house with Sara Dunning, her niece. The house was built during the Revolutionary era and is said to be haunted by the spirits of its original inhabitants who are disinclined towards hospitality. With the help of Pat McDougal, a local professor and Stan Whitman, one of his students, they delve into the history of the house and find a scandal that involves a Revolutionary War General Douglas Campbell, who was suspected of being involved with British enemies, and his daughter Amanda "Ammie", who was presumed to have disappeared after eloping with her boyfriend Anthony. The spirits of Campbell and Ammie take possession of Pat's and Sara's bodies, and it is learned that the general killed Anthony and Ammie the night they tried to elope.
The House That Would Not Die was filmed at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California.
- Karol, Michael. The ABC Movie of the Week Companion: A Loving Tribute to the Classic Series, retrieved July 22, 2015.